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Job Offer: Manager, Development Communications:Western University

Job description:

Manager, Development Communications

by Western University

Reference #: 27504
Employment type: Full-time
Job location: London, ON
Date Published: Aug 05, 2022

Job Description

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35

income Grade: 16

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western practice" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new expertise, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

The Western Communications team provides strategic advice to university senior leadership abilities, faculty, staff and teams of internal and external communications staff across Western in order to build the university’s brand on a local, national and global scale.


The Manager, Development Communications will be responsible for managing the creation and implementation of communications plans and strategies to enable the University to achieve its fundraising goals and build strong and positive relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. donors, foundations, corporations, governments, etc.). The function will manage the development, implementation, monitoring and assessment of a broad range of communications initiatives focused on fundraising activities, campaigns and projects. All work is conducted in alignment with the goals and objectives of Western Communications and University Advancement, as well as Western’s strategic priorities. The Manager will serve as a strategic communications advisor and work with development staff and related stakeholders within the University Advancement portfolio to understand priorities and ensure the timely delivery of communications plans and tactics to achieve partner needs and objectives. The function will also identify opportunities to enhance the regional, national and global
visibility and image of the University and the University Advancement portfolio.


suitable education
- Undergraduate Degree in Communications, Business Administration or other related field
- International Association of Business Communicators Designation preferred

- 7 years’ practice in communications, with practice managing the development and execution of largescale communications plans and strategies
- 7 years’ practice in Development/fundraising communications
- practice in a post-secondary environment is preferred
expertise, expertise & Abilities:
- In-depth expertise of e-communication tools, including social media platforms significant to our core audiences
- In-depth expertise of communications trends and best practices
- capability to collaborate across internal and external boundaries to meet common objectives, improve results and support work beyond one's own unit
- capability to establish effective routines for excellent communication with all members of project teams to maximize productivity
- capability to work with communications technology and data-driven environments
- Strong interpersonal and organizational expertise to build consensus across functions and levels and express views clearly
- Project management expertise to manage multiple projects simultaneously from conception to completion within tightly prescribed timelines
- Media expertise with solid communications judgment to present and package information to maximize interest
- capability to analyze metrics and consider past communications to craft engaging written and visual communications using social media or other appropriate channels
- capability to deal confidentially with information that has financial, political, regulatory and reputational implications
- capability to think creatively and use a non-prescriptive approach in communications initiatives
- capability to draw on diversity of expertise, backgrounds and expertise of people to achieve more effective results
- capability to delegate work and provide project team members with clear direction and support in meeting their objectives
- capability to search within and outside the formal boundaries of the organization for innovative ways to improve work
- capability to develop strategies that are in line with the University's mission and which balance competing priorities

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for candidates with disabilities all over the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, Contact Us by Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:
Interested candidates are asked to visit For more information and to apply online referencing job #27504 by midnight on 2022/08/25

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.



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