New Job Director, Advancement In Saskatchewan

Director, Advancement
Director, Advancement

Director, Advancement

Company : SIIT
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Saskatchewan

Full Description

SIT was established in 1976 and is a First Nations governed post-secondary institution recognized under provincial law, serving over 2,000 students annually through our nine career centers. You can contribute to that success while building your career.

Nature and Scope

The Director, Advancement is responsible for the overall engagement with stakeholders to enhance SIIT's presence in the province as a post-secondary Institute of choice. This position will coordinate the institute's events and strategic communications. Additionally, this position will work closely with colleagues to develop and carry out a comprehensive Institute communications strategy, while ensuring alignment of a strong, and consistent, brand that reflects the Institute's strategic plan. This position will positively promote and create an environment that demonstrates SIIT's vision, mission, and mandate.

General Accountability

The Director, Advancement will report directly into the Associate VP President – Operations & Advancement. The incumbent is responsible for writing, planning, launching and implementing projects as they relate to strategic relations. Additionally, this position will work closely with SIIT employees, various community groups and individuals, to promote a positive Institute image - and build mutually beneficial partnerships across the province; this includes activities related to internal and external communications. The Director, Advancement is responsible for supporting achievement toward the objectives outlined in SIIT's strategic plan, the comprehensive communications plan, and the annual performance objectives. Accountabilities will be diverse and multi-faceted as this role requires coordination of activities within the Academics department, across the Institute and with stakeholders - to provide support to a variety of projects. This position will include the following areas of accountabilities:

  • As required, participate in and support the development of a communications plan for the institute.
  • Create a framework and schedule for website content and communications.
  • Internal and external media-based communication plans develop.
  • Provide leadership to event coordination regarding sponsorships and graduation celebrations.
  • Monitor the Institute's progress in meeting its objectives, project plans, and priorities as outlined in the SIT Strategic Plan.
  • As required, provide support to the VP-Operations and Advancement team by conducting research and critical analysis.
  • Working with internal and external staff, designers, writers, and editors, and/or outside contractors, to produce communication collateral, research, and event support.
  • Creates, manages and executes an annual strategic communications plan for SIT.
  • Develop, manage and produce materials to create a cohesive image and message for print and online communication.
  • Develop project proposals, charters, progress reports, requests for response, grant applications and other documents and presentations.
  • Collaborates to ensure relevant and necessary communication activities and community activities are supportive and meet the overall institutional direction.
  • Establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with communities that include First Nations, Government, private sector and public sectors. )
  • The lead role is in working with other departments, specialties and staff to promote on-going projects and establish inter-institutional relations.
  • Assist with developing internal and external media-based communication plans, and create strategies to promote and advertise Institute events (non-student)
  • Establish and maintain internal control systems to ensure compliance with policy, procedures, and practices.
  • Ensures resources are allocated in accordance with the financial planning and operation budget.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
A degree in business, communication or related field, combined with a minimum of 6 years of related professional experience. A combination of education may be considered. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are required, coupled with having in-depth knowledge of post-secondary education systems. Knowledge of and experience working with First Nations culture and organizations is required. Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle (some travel in Saskatchewan required). Short listed applicants will be asked to submit a writing sample. As an employee in the Advancement department, this position is subject to accept or handle monies on behalf of SIIT. Therefore, a cleared criminal record check (CRC) is required.

As this position is considered safety sensitive, the incumbent will be subject to testing as per SIIT's Alcohol and Substance policy.

Required Competencies: Flexible and Adaptable, Effective Communication, Relationship Building, Results Oriented, Client Focus, Knowledge & Expertise, Attention to Detail, Communication (Written), Innovation, Organizational Awareness.

Visit our SIIT Careers page to learn more about this opportunity or to apply.