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Posting number 2017.165
Position Strategist, Health & Wellness
Department Office of the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
Location Chilliwack
Contract type Staff, 100% full-time, Permanent
Start date As soon as possible after closing date
Salary scale $4,534.56 - $5,332.56 per month (Staff pay group 9)
Closing date October 20, 2017

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, university preparation, and continuing education UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.

Posting details

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Health & Wellness Strategist is responsible for assisting with new health program development, research and report writing, Faculty communications and web management, and student recruitment strategy and activity. Responsibilities include conducting research to assist the Dean and faculty members to understand health human resource needs and competition; engaging report writing related to new and existing health & wellness programming; and liaising with the Coordinator, Program Development for managing new program development. The Health & Wellness Strategist will create and enact Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) strategic communications plan; research, write and edit stories and informational material for projects; develop, manage, and publish content to FHS’s website, social media sites, and other communication channels; interview students, staff and faculty throughout FHS in preparing video and print based stories; provide photography and video services from planning through to editing; establish and maintain close liaison and cooperative working relationships with FHS administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as internal and external agencies; and contribute to and continuously reinforce an integrated FHS and institutional identify. Other responsibilities include developing and engaging a student recruitment strategy for targeted FHS programs; developing and delivering strategic recruitment presentations for targeted FHS programs; providing information and liaising with the public regarding FHS programs; anticipating and helping lead the coordination of FHS events; and assisting the Dean of Health Sciences by being familiar with and anticipating communication requirements and opportunities of the Dean’s Office.


Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, communications, marketing, or a related field from a recognized institution. Minimum three (3) years’ of relevant or equivalent experience required. Excellent interpersonal communication and relationship building skills, working with students, faculty and staff members. Excellent organizational skills; ability to plan and manage numerous projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to take the initiative and lead the development, implementation, and communication of FHS strategic plan activities. Understanding of health & wellness educational programming. Ability to write and edit promotional materials. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, stay current and adapt to change, and effectively handle changing priorities. Interpersonal and research skills. Ability to learn the annual cycle of communication within the institution and anticipate the needs of faculty and staff, and in particular the Dean, in preparing materials. Understanding of and publishing experience with web-based content management systems. Familiarity and experience with social media. Functional aptitude with graphic design programs such as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Photography skills, and video production skills (iMovie) desired. Experience in a post-secondary education or similarly complex organization considered an asset.

How to apply

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check. Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.


Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by October 20, 2017, referring to Posting #2017.165 to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554            Fax: (604) 854-1538          Website:
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Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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