Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communications{

The opportunity


Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other, one that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement.  As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within.

It is within this context that Huron invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President (AVP), Marketing & Communications.

Reporting to the Vice President, University Growth, the AVP, Marketing & Communications will provide strategic leadership to a team of highly skilled marketing and communications professionals. Working with partners across the institution, the AVP will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s marketing, brand, and communications strategies, including developing and operationalizing a long-term brand strategy to capitalize on Huron’s distinct brand while building, enhancing, and protecting its reputation. The AVP will also be tasked with building partnerships and working collaboratively with internal and external contacts and stakeholders, and with Huron’s marketing and communications strategy. Knowledgeable about sector trends, the AVP will anticipate evolving dynamics in the market to guide the architecture and adoption of an audience engagement strategy and create integrated marketing plans for Huron’s distinct audiences.

As the ideal candidate, you operate with a strategic mindset, are a trusted leader, and translate complex challenges into strategies to capitalize on your organization’s distinct brand. You are adept at building and maintaining strong relationships, with both B2B and B2C marketing strategies, and with optimizing the use of owned, earned, and paid media channels to deliver desired results. You are media trained and are comfortable acting as the spokesperson for an organization. Experience with crisis communications is considered a strong asset, as is a working knowledge of freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation. Candidates must be strong supporters of equity, diversity and inclusion, with supporting decolonialization and Indigenous ways of knowing, being and excellence, and with working with diverse communities with respect, sensitivity, creativity, innovation and cultural understanding. Candidates must hold a degree or diploma from a recognized College or University.

To apply or explore this exceptional leadership opportunity with Huron University College, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith ( and/or Nicole Arnold (

Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging its responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person.  Huron encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted. 

Should you require accommodation please contact Huron by phone at 519-438-7224 or Jane Griffith (

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