Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
Extended Education supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
Extended Education at Western Washington University expands and diversifies Western’s offerings throughout Puget Sound, the state of Washington, and globally to provide learning options for the contemporary student.
Extended Education connects learners of all ages to the Western Experience through collaboration with colleges, departments and the community, linking university resources with educational needs and opportunities both on and off campus.
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Western Washington University emphasizes excellence in undergraduate education and graduate programs. The third-largest university in the state, WWU offers degrees in more than 160 programs through its seven colleges. More than 15,000 students attend Western, which U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked as the top public master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest. Western serves the local community, state and region through partnerships, innovative research, mentoring and community service activities
About the Position
The Communications Consultant 2 supports Extended Education’s marketing department through the development and implementation of strategic marketing plans for a variety of Western programs throughout the state. As a member of the marketing team, you will play a critical role in the success of Western’s programs through the coordination of marketing and promotional activities in collaboration with members of Extended Education’s marketing department and colleagues across Western’s locations.
As a Communications Consultant, you are responsible for creating and executing marketing plans, including coordination of creative assets with the design team, writing and editing copy, securing advertisements and promotional opportunities, working with the web designer on optimization of websites, directing digital and print campaigns, collecting and analyzing data, and providing guidance to programs on social media best practices and university branding. You are the main point of contact with program clients, serving as their marketing project manager and expert. You work with a team of graphic designers and communications consultants, as well as mentor student workers who support your marketing efforts. This position reports directly to the Marketing Manager for Extended Education.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, or related field or equivalent experience/education
Demonstrated knowledge of marketing practices and principles
One year of related experience
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write in a variety of styles such as promotional copy, headline writing, press releases, copywriting and web writing;
Demonstrated strong detail-oriented and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize projects, work under pressure, and manage multiple deadlines
Ability to effectively make decisions with limited time and information
Flexible team player, able to adjust as priorities change
Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and decision making with limited time and information
Experience collaborating with diverse individuals and multiple ideas on projects
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook)
Demonstrated development and implementation of marketing plans
Familiarity with marketing higher education programs
Two years of experience writing or editing professionally
Project Management Professional (PMP) certified or equivalent
Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization and social media best practices
Experience using Drupal for content management.
Demonstrated strong understanding of latest technologies and social media and how to apply them in marketing
New hires typically start at $3795/month with an excellent benefit package
This position is covered by a Public School Employees of WWU bargaining union. New employees are required to meet the requirements of the current collective bargaining agreement within 30 calendar days of employment.
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.
Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Closing Date Notes
Position closes 03/05/2018
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); email@example.com
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All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.
With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.