Centennial Manager - Nursing

Sep 22, 2016
Dec 22, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
With limited oversight provided by the Dean and working closely with the Vice Dean, the Assistant Dean (Development), the Faculty of Nursing Communications Manager and the Faculty's various Centennial Committees, the Centennial Manager is a senior level position responsible and accountable for the numerous related events which will occur over a two-year period, ending December 31, 2018.

Major areas or responsibility include planning, coordinating and supervising all aspects relating to the Faculty's centennial activities including communications, special events, budgeting and fund development coordination.  External communications will be coordinated through the Faculty of Nursing Communications Manager. Alumni and sponsorship activities will be facilitated through the Assistant Dean (Development).

Activities include:

  • Develop an overall plan for the Faculty to celebrate its Centennial, reflecting input and support from a wide variety of stakeholders including:  staff, students, alumnae, external partners, etc.
  • Develop plans for various centennial projects and events.  Lead the development of the Faculty of Nursing Centennial Planning Event Committees and Subcommittees, related to a number of faculty centennial signature events in 2017 and 2018
  • Provide management and organizational support to the Committee Chairs and the Subcommittees, including overall coordination and budget administration
  • Develop an overall budget for the FON Centennial and its special events in consultation with the various planning event committees and the Vice Dean
  • Assist with centennial fundraising and sponsorship activities, in conjunction with the Vice Dean
  • Responsible for the development and execution of a communications plan, in conjunction with the Communications Manager
  • Responsible for overseeing the creation and writing of all print and electronic Faculty of Nursing Centennial communication/promotional material, and for its distribution to various external and internal audiences including current staff and students, alumni, the university community, donors and the general public
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining the Centennial website
  • Responsible for the design, preparation, and distribution/implementation of donor and stakeholder focused communications to ensure they are professional and effective in supporting the centennial campaign and to encourage stakeholder participation
  • Prepare project plans and timelines, manage work assignments, and follow up to ensure smooth execution and delivery of approved initiatives
  • Explore various funding and partnership opportunities with partners, funding agencies, City of Edmonton, etc. and apply for eligible grants
  • Consolidate, stabilize and manage all aspects of the Faculty Centennial to ensure overall effectiveness and efficiencies are realized

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Post-secondary degree in communications or marketing or equivalent is required
  • 8 to 10 years of demonstrated success in communications, marketing, or public relations, of which 3 to 5 years of University administrative experience is an asset
  • Extensive knowledge of the diverse and various issues and trends within the University's marketing and communications community and its policies, procedures and operating requirements
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to both resolve existing problems and anticipate and prevent potential problems
  • Interpersonal and analytic skills to provide strategic advice to all levels within the Faculty/University and participate effectively in Faculty and University-level committees
  • Ability to understand research and be able to translate it into appropriate terms for the media and the public
  • Ability to act decisively, but with sensitivity, and to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgement on a wide range or issues
  • Ability to research, analyze and summarize complex issues and communicate results effectively to all levels of management
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and experience with budgetary management in a large, complex organization
  • Professional expertise in the creation, selection and provision of text, photography, and visual design
  • Expert knowledge of policies and procedures of the University of Alberta and Faculty of Nursing
  • Ability to utilize electronic communications technology, including web design and print production effectively and provide critical input into their development
  • Fund development experience is an asset

In accordance with the Sessional and Other Temporary Staff agreement, this position has an end date of December 31, 2018 and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at: www.hrs.ualberta.ca with an annual salary range of $59,000 to $98,368.

Interested applicants should submit an on-line application with current resume and cover letter.