Job Posting Details

Wilfrid Laurier University

Communications Officer, Alumni Engagement

Job Description

Wilfrid Laurier University is poised to meet its future with vision, energy, and optimism.  Excellence in education and research supports an academic community addressing critical business, economic, social, and environmental challenges. With over 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across locations in Waterloo, Brantford, Kitchener, and Toronto, Laurier is a mid-sized university with small-school strengths: experiential programming, engaged alumni, high levels of student satisfaction, and a unique culture inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.

Reporting to the Manager of Communications: Development and Alumni Relations (DAR), with a dotted line report to Associate Director, Alumni Relations and working in close consultation with colleagues throughout DAR and Communications, Public Affairs & Marketing (CPAM), the incumbent plays a pivotal role in advancing the university’s mission and vision by developing and coordinating both targeted and broad-based communications to alumni. In consultation with the Manager, Communications: DAR, the incumbent will create, implement and manage all strategic communications and marketing initiatives to engage alumni, including but not limited to: homecoming, reunions, all event communications, e-communications, faculty-segmented enewsletters, student and young alumni programming and outreach activity, and chapter event promotions and communications.


The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a related discipline, with a minimum of four years recent related experience in communications, print journalism and/or publications development. Superior written and verbal communication skills, including proficiency in news, web, social media and marketing writing, along with excellent proofreading skills is essential. The incumbent will require demonstrated success in the execution of strategic communications initiatives and strong interpersonal skills.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity.  The University welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

How to Apply
Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity please visit for additional information and the online application system.  All applications must be submitted online by April 11, 2018. 

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Contact for Position

Wilfrid Laurier University

Job Location

Listing to be posted until:
Sunday, April 29, 2018