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Position Title

Senior Manager, Marketing, Communications & Events




Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Position Type

Regular, On-Going

Duration of Contract (if applicable)

Employment Type

Full Time

Full-time Equivalency (FTE)



$66,445 - $89,012 per annum



Provisional Statement

This is a provisional classification. Formal regular review classification procedures may be initiated at any time by the incumbent or supervisor after the incumbent has worked a minimum of six months in the role.

About Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada's leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region's intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

Job Summary

Dalhousie Athletics and Recreation takes a holistic approach to enhancing the Dalhousian experience by creating and sharing ways to engage and connect students through physical activity and wellness, to contribute to student success. Reporting to the Executive Director, Athletics and Recreation, the Senior Manager, Marketing, Communications & Events provides strategic vision and leadership in marketing, communications and event management for the Department of Athletics and Recreation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute marketing, communications and promotions plans that leverage current strategies to support Athletics & Recreation programming, including but not limited to: varsity athletics, club sports, intramurals, recreational programming, camps and events.
  • Build and communicate a clearly defined Dalhousie Tigers brand to stakeholders, ensuring positioning, value proposition and target audience is always top-of-mind. Ensure University and departmental brand standards are understood, maintained and consistently executed.
  • Oversee the management and administration of social and digital channels directly related to Athletics & Recreation.
  • Manage all aspects of Dalhousie's Athletics & Recreation annual events including the Dal Golf Classic, Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Academic All-Canadian Celebration, and oversees varsity game management and other special events and promotions for the Department.
  • Lead the creation and distribution of marketing materials including posters, brochures, videos, advertisements and other types of print and online media to promote teams and events.
  • Directs two full-time employees and 10 to 20 part-time student staff who assist with communications efforts for the unit.


Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in business, communications and/or marketing with approximately five to seven years' progressive experience in marketing or communications (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Exceptional and oral/written communication skills.
  • Proven strong interpersonal and leadership skills evidenced by significant experience in a collaborative approach, managing conflict in a proactive and supportive manner with an authentic and transparent leadership style.
  • Experience in communications planning and the implementation of communications plans. Extensive knowledge of best practices when using a variety of social media platforms.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and project management skills with proven ability to manage high degrees of complexity and sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence and ability to successfully exercise an inclusive and diversity lens when approaching one's work and professional conduct.


  • Experience in a post-secondary environment with a focus on athletics and recreation.
  • Experience working in amateur or professional sport.

Job Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie's core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

  • Respect & Inclusion
  • Adaptability
  • Knowledge & Thinking Skills
  • Thinking and Acting Strategically
  • Relationship Building

Additional Information

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

Application Consideration

Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.

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 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

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