Dalhousie University

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Position Title

Communications and Public Relations Manager
Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security
Research Project
Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number
Employee Group
Position Type
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
2 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE)
$66,971 – $73,181 per annum (35 hours per week)
About the Organization
The Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security (Dallaire Institute) was established in 2007 by retired Lieutenant-General the Honourable Roméo Dallaire, former Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR). Our mission is to develop new strategies and tactics to progressively end the recruitment and use of children as soldiers worldwide.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Communications and Public Relations Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing effective communication and public relations strategies to promote the organization’s mission, programs, and initiatives. The Communications and Public Relations Manager will manage media relations, create engaging content, coordinate public outreach campaigns, and enhance the organization’s overall brand and reputation.
Key Responsibilities
  • Implement a comprehensive communication and public relations strategy aligned with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with media outlets and journalists.
  • Develop and distribute press releases, media kits, and other communication materials to relevant media contacts.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization and coordinate media interviews and press conferences.
  • Create engaging and informative content for various channels, including the organization’s website, social media platforms, newsletters, and publications.
  • Write and edit press releases, articles, blog posts, and other communication materials.
The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field with a minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated related experience in communication and/or public relations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor messages to different audiences and platforms.
  • Strong storytelling and content creation abilities, with proficiency in writing for various mediums.
  • Familiarity with digital marketing and social media management.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Additional language skills, particularly French.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues related to children’s rights, peace, and security.
  • Experience within the non-profit or international development sector.
Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP , health and dental plans and an employee and family assistance program.
Application Consideration
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
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Number of Vacancies
Open Until Filled
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