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About Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit , check out @RyersonU , @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page .

About Ryerson Leadership Lab

The Ryerson Leadership Lab is an action-oriented think tank that takes a leadership development approach to today’s most pressing civic challenges. Through three activities — research and policy development, education and public engagement — we are building a new generation of skilled, nimble leaders, at all ages and stages, to help build a more trustworthy, inclusive society. To learn about our projects and initiatives, please visit our website .

The Opportunity

The Marketing and Communications Assistant assists the Manager, Operations, Communications and Special Projects in coordinating and implementing marketing and communication activities and materials for special marketing events/campaigns and projects through existing Ryerson Leadership Lab channels. The successful candidate will assist with initiatives to further grow the Ryerson Leadership Lab’s audience, and connect the audience with the network of Ryerson Leadership Lab students, partners and stakeholders.


To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the following required qualifications

  • Completion of a post-secondary certificate in Communications, Marketing and /or a related field

  • Relevant work experience with social media, marketing, design, public relations and communication projects, both strategy and execution.

  • Experience writing communications and creating promotional materials, maintaining websites, and coordinating events.

  • Knowledge of social media channels, platforms and emerging technologies;

  • Knowledge of social media and analytics tools, proficiency in Office Productivity tools and Google apps;

  • Knowledge of theory and application of graphic design, layout and composition as related to print material, visual communication, typography, computer software applications and the like;

  • Knowledge of web publishing and associated tools

  • Strong reporting skills;

  • Strong interpersonal skills;

  • Strong oral and written communication skills;

  • Research ability to compile reports and interpret data;

  • Good client service focus;

  • Competency in office software, including databases;

  • Must be able to work under pressure and coordinate multiple deadlines;

  • Videography and event photography experience is an asset.

    Apply on LinkedIn or through Ryerson Careers

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Qualified OPSEU candidates will be considered before members of other employee groups.

Applicants who do not meet all of the posted qualifications may, upon the University’s sole discretion, be considered to fill a vacancy on an underfill basis.

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King , Aboriginal HR Consultant for support during the selection process.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.
Applications will only be accepted online through Ryerson's careersite.

Please watch a message from Ryerson's Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion for more information on our commitment to equity.