Northwestern College seeks a full-time social media and marketing specialist for its public relations office. Responsibilities include managing institutional social media accounts, executing new campaigns, measuring their effectiveness and exploring additional platforms. The specialist will also serve as a marketing consultant to NWC departments, evaluating current strategies, suggesting new ones and collaborating with other staff to provide content and material. The position includes writing a wide variety of marketing materials, such as content for the website, articles for the college magazine and news releases. Additional responsibilities can be tailored to the strengths of the candidate and could include graphic design, photography, web development or videography.
A bachelor’s degree—preferably in marketing, communications, PR, English, journalism or a related field—is required. Two to four years of professional experience are preferred. The successful candidate will also have:
Outstanding writing and proofreading skills
A thorough understanding of social media and digital strategy, trends and evaluation methods
A demonstrated ability to develop and execute effective marketing plans and materials
Excellent interpersonal and organizational abilities and commitment to customer service
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work independently in a busy office as well as collaborate as part of a team committed to implementing best practices in the promotion of Northwestern College.
Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To apply, send letter of application, résumé, samples of writing and marketing work, and Northwestern College application form to:
Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.
Christian academic community:
We care about serving and loving God and each other. Students are accepted here and equipped to become a better people in God’s image. Education doesn...’t stop after class is dismissed; it’s a 24/7 experience as students learn, live and worship with friends and mentors.
Courageous and faithful learning and living:
We don’t shy away from tough issues or questions “off limits” to some Christians, so students might be challenged by new ideas. Through that, their beliefs will become clearer to them—and more important. This is a safe place to explore, and students can trust that their professors are seeking God’s truth.
Pursuing God’s redeeming work:
At Northwestern, students learn about God’s world and their call to help redeem it. We’ll prepare them for a successful career, but we’ll also get them ready for an even more important job: leading a faithful life. That will require intelligence, compassion, and an education—like Northwestern’s—that teaches both mind and heart.
Northwestern College is a Christian college in the Reformed tradition, founded in 1882 by the Reformed Church in America. We are committed to providing a Christian liberal arts education in an undergraduate, intercultural and residential environment. We offer bachelor’s degrees in a variety of traditional and professional programs.