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Digital Communications Specialist, Office of the AVP, EDI

by Western University

Reference #: 36066
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jul 05, 2024
Western University

Job Description

About Us

The Office of the Associate Vice-President (AVP), Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, (EDI), educates, supports and encourages our community to think critically and act boldly to respond to the barriers facing individuals from equity deserving groups.  We prioritize initiatives that will create greater equity, diversity and inclusion, making Western better equipped to lead the way toward a more prosperous, just, and inclusive society.


The Digital Communications Specialist will play a strategic role in implementing and supporting media relations efforts that share the goals, successes, and stories of the Office of the AVP, EDI, the University, and our faculty, staff, students & alumni.  The role will develop and execute proactive media relations strategies that support the implementation of strategic communication plans and related projects, and protect, promote, and enhance the reputation of the University and its people by delivering concise, accurate information that is consistent with all of Western's applicable guidelines.  

The role will liaise with internal and external community members and leaders related to the media and media relations activities, and work in collaboration with them to ensure Western’s EDI stories are told.  The Specialist will collect, analyze and share data to guide decisions and measure results of the communication strategies.  

The role will also assist with professional presentations, guides, videos and other learning initiatives to ensure a professional and engaging medium to further the EDI initiatives.

Our ideal candidate possesses a 4 year University Degree in Corporate Communications, Public Relations or a related field, with 3 years of experience in communications using mixed digital media, or a 3 year Community College Diploma with extensive experience.  They are committed to continuous learning and adding to their professional qualifications. They will have a passion for equity, diversity and inclusion with a desire to contribute to the success of Western’s EDI Office using a variety of digital channels.  The candidate will help develop processes and best practices around customer engagement. 

Come join our new and growing team!

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, Blacks, persons of colour and other equity deserving groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Interested applicants are asked to visit for further information and to apply online referencing job #36066 by midnight on July 14, 2024.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.