Job Opportunity: Social Media Assistant, Milieux Institute

Job title: Social Media Assistant, Milieux Institute
Reports to: Director, Milieux Institute
Status: Part-time contract (7 hours per week) less than 12 months
Posting Date: September 15, 2022
Job entry: October 2022
Probation: 90 days

We are looking for a graduate student or experienced undergraduate with an avid interest in research communications who can write, capture and originate compelling content for a variety of social media platforms. As a Social Media Assistant, you will be responsible for promoting member research and research-related activities, and growing followers for Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia. 


As part of our team, you will: 

  • Work closely with the Head of Communications, Milieux Institute
  • Use social media’s best practices to organize and produce engaging content to support the Institute’s mandate and strategic objectives related to knowledge mobilization and public engagement 
  • Keep up with member researchers’ activities on the web and social media 
  • Monitor current events, hashtags and trending themes that strategically connect to and help build Milieux’s audience 
  • Represent the Institute and its clusters through the cultivation of a social media voice 
  • Document activities and procedures to develop capacities as needed 
  • Communicate in a voice and tone that is in line with Milieux’s and follow established brand guidelines 
  • Participate in discussions with Institute leadership as needed to inform and develop media strategy going forward 
  • Contribute to the promotion and development of Milieux’s presence and communications network with meaningful and engaging content 
  • Build social media relationships with prospective partners and collaborators 
  • Produce clean, accurate, and compelling work 
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager


Qualified candidates typically hold:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or a related field (or equivalent experience) 
  • Social media fluency – Facebook and Twitter—and analytics 
  • Fluency and proficiency with website analytics 
  • Experience with Hootsuite for publishing and analytics 
  • Proven capacity to work well independently and as part of a team 
  • Examples of active social media accounts currently in play 
  • Excellent grammar and writing skills 
  • Familiarity with common office software presentations, file sharing, project management and messaging (like Office 365, MS Office Suite, Google Docs/Sheets, OneDrive/Sharepoint, Dropbox, Teams, Discord)
  • English and French an asset
  • Experience in a university environment desired

Employment Equity

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.


Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, link to portfolio addressed to Bart Simon, Director, in care of Harry Smoak, Head of Operations at

Accepting applications until September 29, 2021, and thereafter until the position is filled.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

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