Advertised Summary Job Description: Columbia University School of General Studies seeks a creative and detail oriented professional to be part of their marketing and communications team. The Communications Officer will work closely with the Associate Director of Communications on all marketing and communications efforts for the School of General Studies striving to extend recognition of the college's brand and educational mission to internal and external audiences. The Communications Officer will interface with the School of General Studies Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Operations, and Dean of Students as well as the University Office of Public Affairs, and the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, in order to ensure that an integrated communications strategy exists across all forms of media.
The Communications Officer will work on the production of all existing GS online marketing outlets and will provide project management for any additional online publications. He or she will work with the Associate Director in developing and managing the overall online communications plan for the School and in the successful execution of this plan.
Under the guidance of the Associate Director, the incumbent will maintain and upgrade content of the GS website; research and write news and feature articles for the GS website and general publications; edit articles written by staff and freelancers; write and edit for GS admissions recruitment publications; participate in all copy editing of the articles written for public affairs or press release; oversee photography and photo editing of GS publications; participate in the general design implementation of GS publications; manage the college's online profiles and online-community and social media presence.
The Communications Officer will work closely with the Office of Admissions to support and promote recruiting trips via integrated email marketing campaigns.
The Communications Officer will work on all email newsletters for the School of General Studies, participating in the collection, writing, and coordination of content and the distribution of all regular communications to students and/or alumni.
The Communications Officer will also serve as a writer for The Owl, the GS alumni magazine.
**Writing assessment will be conducted during the interview process.**
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Minimum two years related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must be able to work independently. Requires organizational, analytical, and interpretive skills. Must have excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills. Attention to details a must. An instinct for sales and marketing preferred. Demonstrated ability to work under changing priorities and manage multiple tasks and deadlines. Strong computer skills a must. Experience with Email marketing, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver), online social networking and media practices, web technologies (html), and desktop publishing software a must. A writing and/or email coding exercise will be conducted during the interview process.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.