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Specifically, the Communications Manager will: Develop and execute communications for Campus and Student Life as well as communications plans for individual initiatives and departments, using a variety of vehicles and events to tell those stories, convey the larger messages and capture the full impact of the Universityâ™s work beyond its campus boundaries.
Collaborates and provides communications support to the various communications functions across CSLâ™s departments.
Drafts statements, announcements, press releases, emails, presentations, and other communications for the Dean of Students in the University and other senior staff members.
Works closely with departmental staff and the University Office of Communications to manage a range of communications projects for CSL, including: collateral materials (posters, handbooks, brochures, etc.); website content and design; photo shoots; social media; newsletters; and, other internal and external communications.
Partners with University and CSL colleagues to ensure consistent and compelling messaging, visuals, and design are deployed across the unit in a way that supports the overall CSL brand identity and strategy.
With respect to communications for Student Wellness, directs, drafts, and manages the communications for students related to broader strategic branding and awareness efforts, as well as tactical communications relating to the Student Wellness Center and student experience (e.g., the patient medical record portal; communications around appointment scheduling).
Demonstrates leadership in identifying and applying new, creative ways to reach students and external audiences through social media, and strategically build up and manage social media channels for Campus and Student Life.
Writes, assigns to freelancers, or collaborates on content for Campus and Student Life website and University web publications.
Assists the Dean of Students and CSL in gathering and responding to feedback from campus communities.
Helps assess effectiveness of communications tactics, report on data, etc.
Plays a key role in the launch and upkeep of new communications channels for Campus and Student Life staff by creating and managing content.
Works with the News Office as needed on engagement with student media and external media.
Works closely with Campus and Student Life staff, University Communications senior staff, and the University News Office.
The Manager will report to the Associate Director of Operations for Campus and Student Life and will assist the associate director on other projects as assigned.
Plans, develops and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the organization's programs, accomplishments, or point of view, with moderate levels of guidance and direction.
Accomplishes assigned duties through two or more of the following: written communications; visual/graphic media, which may include Web site development and maintenance; speeches and personal contact. The incumbent is still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in journalism, public relations, marketing, English or a related field.
Three to five years of professional experience in internal communications, public relations, media relations or a similar field.
Experience working with leadership, writing or editing for news publications, managing social media content and developing digital strategy.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy.
Strong judgment and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.
A proven record of working collaboratively with others.
Demonstrated track record of effectively managing a wide variety of projects simultaneously.
Ability to manage communications needs within deadlines for all phases of a project while maintaining professionalism and product quality.
Good attention to detail (including editing skills), and strong planning and organization skills.
Strong customer service orientation, the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of constituents, and the ability to work independently without close supervision.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate judgment and discretion in the sharing of sensitive information.
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including excellent PowerPoint skills.
While not a graphic design role, the candidate must have experience with or ability to quickly learn graphic design programs such as Adobe Indesign.
Cover Letter (required)
Three writing samples (required)
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