Serves as lead communications professional responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive internal and external communications strategy to support MSU's commitment to Title IX and broad diversity and inclusion programs. Works in collaborative partnership with other leaders and a variety of communicators across campus to drive execution of key Title IX and diversity and inclusion communications activities across the organization. This communicator is a member of the central Communications and Brand Strategy staff and also serves as part of a collaborative communications team within the Office of the Provost. As a member of this team, the communicator will sometimes assist with projects led by other team members.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, English, or related field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in marketing communications, public relations or a related field in higher education, an agency environment, or a large, complex organization; developing and executing integrated strategic communications programs; developing and writing content for PR and marketing purposes including news releases, web and social content; monitoring media and social media on key initiatives and issues; leading and coordinating development and maintenance of specialized communications for diverse and target audiences; developing, leading and managing social media strategies around sensitive subjects and implementing strategies to increase social media presence and engagement with a wide range of audiences; managing complex projects; working with diverse communities and individual leaders within diverse communities and developing effective relationships with members of various and diverse communities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of seven years of professional experience developing and executing integrated strategic communications programs in a fast-paced PR or marketing agency or working closely with an agency to achieve strategic communications objectives; demonstrated mastery of high-quality, professional-level project management, planning and conceptualization, plan execution, and results assessment; with particular emphasis on programs and projects addressing sensitive subjects, directed at both internal and external audiences; demonstrated excellence and mastery of communicating to diverse audiences, including social media communication reaching diverse audiences, requiring knowledge of different cultures, values, experiences, expectations and effective ways of interacting; excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; demonstrated excellence in clearly and persuasively communicating concepts and ideas both verbally and in writing, including communicating concepts and ideas that impact diverse populations; experience working with local, state, and national news media and other media outlets; experience creating and shaping multimedia content for social media and web properties; demonstrated ability to communicate about complex matters in a manner that reflects an appropriate level of sensitivity and restraint; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
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