Training and Communication Assistant

McGill University

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*Summer contract*


IT Communications (IT COM), a unit within IT Services, provides the McGill community with effective IT training practices, communications and web publication services based on McGill’s user needs and preferences. A part of our responsibility is to maintain a comprehensive catalog of all IT services and end user documentation for all centrally-provided IT services, through the IT Knowledge Base. The Training and Communication Assistant’s responsibility is to make the knowledge base searches more relevant and effective for users and to present content which is more responsive to identified needs, and would work to continually improve the quality and access to McGill’s IT knowledge base.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Improvement of the tagging of knowledge base articles, as a means to enhance the navigation-experience of the user* (I.e. refine and expand list of keywords for each article to enhance and improve accuracy of search results.)
  • Supplementing image inventory and instructions documenting A/V facilities in class rooms and meeting rooms for our knowledge base
  • Recommendations on tools and/or methods for improving our “knowledge” inventory
  • Participate in the analysis of existing knowledge base usage, the evaluation of statistics and user feedback, and requirements gathering approaches (surveys, etc.) to validate effectiveness of improvements to search results.
  • Work with documentation staff and subject matter experts to refine the metadata, and assist in the creation of improved templates to enhance and promote best practices among knowledge base content developers/providers.

Minimum Education and Experience:


Annual Salary:

(MPEX Grade 01) $44,140.00 – $51,930.00 – $59,720.00

Hours per Week:

33.75 (Full time)


IT Training & Comm Mgr

Position End Date (If applicable):


Deadline to Apply:

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