Saskatchewan Polytechnic – AVP, Communications & Marketing

NEWID# 17-1250 Location: Saskatoon or Regina, SK

The Opportunity

The Associate Vice President (AVP), Communications & Marketing reports to the Vice President, Strategy and Business Development and is accountable for leading and inspiring approximately 17 FTEs, five of which are direct reports. Employees are based at the four locations across the province. This position is located ideally in Saskatoon, or alternatively in Regina.

The AVP is instrumental in sharing the story of Saskatchewan Polytechnic and inspiring their future, while leading key internal communication strategies that are critical to their strategic priorities and employee engagement initiatives. A dynamic and flexible manner is required to inspire Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s brand and communicate their vision. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the leader of post-secondary applied education and training in the province. The AVP is key in leading the promotion of their communications and institutional strategies to achieve their goals and advance their standing in the national post-secondary education market. Through the development and execution of strategic communications and marketing plans and campaigns, the AVP will lead internal and external communications, and develop advocacy strategies for a wide array of key stakeholders including government and industry partners. This includes creating key communications and briefing documents for the President and Senior Leadership Team. This position is as much anticipatory as it is responsive. Bridging the needs of internal partners through effective and attentive client service is important to the success of this role.

The AVP’s portfolio includes:
• being a member of Senior Management Assembly (SMA) and Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and will provide support to the Senior Management Council (SMC);
• will focus on supporting government relations and partnerships with key industry leaders; and will ensure communications and marketing strategies and activities enhance the organization’s reputation and culture, and advance the goals and objectives of Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

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