Work Study: Communications Assistant

  • Location: Cape Breton University-Remote
  • Deadline: October 12, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Position:         Communications Assistant

Reporting to the Office of the President, the Marketing, Communications and Recruitment Department exists to support initiatives, projects, campaigns and events designed to achieve student recruitment and retention goals. As a key group of brand champions, the Marketing, & Communications and Recruitment team also plays an important role in raising the visibility, strengthening the reputation, managing the CBU brand, advancing the CBU narrative and extending the reach of CBU’s diverse and expanding mandate through clear, consistent, and constant marketing and communications to multiple audiences.

The Communications Assistant will work in a high energy, high paced environment to become a valued member of very diverse, dynamic team by participating and assisting in various projects and tasks ranging from communications and media planning to special event and social media support. This position reports to the Digital Communications Specialist.


  • Assist with the creation of communications and media plans, news releases, web-based student and faculty profiles, stories, ad copy, web-based communication, video production and social media,
  • Writing blogs, social content, and student profiles on behalf of Cape Breton University, following a content calendar
  • Develop content for the weekly student newsletter
  • Research social media best practices and assist with managing the University’s social media presence including, but not limited to, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
  • Coordinate a media series in partnership with the Cape Breton Post


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Very Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with deadlines and multi-task on several projects
  • An interest in and understanding of both the marketing and communications functions
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment and also independently


Dates:                         October 19 – December 11, 2020

Salary:                        $12.55/hour (15 hours/week)

Location:                    Sydney, NS


Deadline:                    October 12, 2020

How to Apply:  Forward Cover Letter & Resume to Jill Ellsworth: