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The University of Michigan-Flint seeks a Communications Coordinator within University Communications and Marketing (UCOM) serving the Division of Student Affairs (DSA). Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and the Executive Director for UCOM, the Communications Coordinator plays a key role in engaging the community through communications, helping to tell the story of the Division of Student Affairs and raise visibility of its role in shaping and supporting the student experience.Through a collaborative approach, position, will coordinate marketing strategies for programs and initiatives across the division to include creating social, visual, and news content for DSA and UM-Flint use. Position serves as a liaison between all units within DSA and University Communications (UCOM).
Coordinate messaging and communication efforts across units within the Division of Student Affairs.
Plan, develop, and manage content for websites, publications, social media outlets and other forms of communications within the Division of Student Affairs.
Monitor, guide, and maximize community and public awareness about the Division of Student Affairs and its many activities, programs, services and initiatives.
Ensures that digital and design content meets with UCOM’s style, tone and brand standards, as well as accessibility compliance and related standards. Ensures content is current and accurate.
Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web properties and publications.
Attend and take photographs at certain events. Communicate with staff to gather information about events, meetings, news and promotions.
Compiles data and generates DSA Annual Report.
Troubleshoots problems and works with the content management system/ITS/UCOM as needed.
Perform other duties as required or assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Communication or related discipline.
Two or more years of relevant communications experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experienced and knowledgeable about using social media platforms and other forms of communications
Experience working with content management systems
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to all constituents including faculty members, staff, students and members of the UM-Flint and broader community
Ability to manage multiple projects from inception to completion
Deep knowledge of UM- Flint or demonstrated curiosity to learn about it
Prior communications experience in an academic environment
Working knowledge of WordPress
The University of Michigan-Flint affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply and we are seeking candidates from a diverse background to lead the department during a transformative time.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 168872
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