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Under the general supervision of the Chief of Staff to the VCSA, the Communications Coordinator serves as the point of contact for Student Affairs communications' creative and visual matters, responsible for strategically articulating the Student Affairs vision, mission and goals through look, feel and content for diverse audiences and campus partners. The incumbent is responsible for the VC Student Affairs communication programs which include but are not limited to written, visual, digital and electronic communications.
Duties include writing, proofreading and copy editing news and promotional materials relevant to Student Affairs activities and events for both the web and social media outlets. Collaborates with supervisor to determine the best communication methodologies in which to reach student audiences on important campus initiatives led by Student Affairs, implements these methodologies, and accesses their effectiveness.
Manages the VC Student Affairs and affiliated web pages, including updating content, ensuring accuracy and timeliness, uploading content, images, and multimedia elements including photos and videos. Creates and manages social media channels and posts regularly to keep audience informed of Student Affairs activities. Schedules and coordinates the timely production of print and electronic documents and promotional items; confers with graphic designers and printers or other vendors regarding production specifications and timelines.
This position has a dotted reporting line to University Communications and Public Affairs to ensure accuracy with university messaging, protocols for managing external media, and brand adherence.
Proven working knowledge of concepts and principles of news, media communications and media relations. Minimum of three (3) years work experience creating and writing content for social media pieces.
Working experience with the hands on skills related to posting content, images, and videos on social networking platforms while tailoring messages to specific audiences, ideally for a university program or educational product.
Ability to think creatively to identify topics for use on various social media platforms; experience altering content based on social media platform.
Work experience creating social media strategies to market to targeted audiences. Ability to provide sound, professional social media communications strategy in a campus environment.
Demonstrated experience with creating quality, compelling social media content to help generate visibility for Student Affairs reputation, initiatives and events.
Demonstrated experience monitoring news sources to post on social media sites. Experience summarizing news articles and reports for use on social media.
Ability to quantify effectiveness of social media strategies; ability to evaluate and advise on effectiveness of social media strategies. Knowledge of the practices for effecting marketing communications and branding promotions to support branding messages.
Working knowledge of proper English grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence construction and effective journalistic style. Ability to write for executive leadership. Ability to write for multiple audiences, particularly student audiences.
Experience working with various software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Internet browsers, web page editing programs, and social media software/monitoring services;
Ability to build effective working relationships with other campus social media network administrators and communications colleagues. Proven innovation, creativity and a track record of keeping current with new technologies and new approaches.
Good organizational skills. Ability to perform multiple tasks independently; ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet frequently short and multiple deadlines; ability to complete detailed tasks accurately.
Demonstrated excellence in news judgment and strong demonstrated interviewing skills. Skill to maintain confidentiality.
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
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