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Title: District Coordinator, College Communications
Employee Classification: Professional F/T 52 Wks Unit
Department: Marketing and Communications
Salary Range: $58,465.00 minimum
Who we are:
We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.
We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.
We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.
We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.
What you get:
Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.
Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.
Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.
Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.
Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.
The basics of this position:
Performs duties necessary to create effective communication campaigns that align and engage internal and external constituents with the College’s vision and strategic direction, specifically the STLCC Transformed initiative. In collaboration with the district communications manager, this position facilitates a strong sense of community through a mixture of internal and external communications, employee engagement and “corporate” responsibility and accountability. Regularly consults with the district communications manager, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, and other members of the College’s leadership team to determine effective internal and external communication campaign strategies.
What you'll do:
With the district communications manager, and other stakeholders, manages the development and implementation of STLCC Transformed communications, publicity plan, and campaign.
With the district communications manager, conceptualizes, plans, and implements internal and external communication mediums and optimizes their usage to ensure effective and consistent messages throughout the college and region.
Develops ideas to drive positive media coverage and secures appropriate media placements that support STLCC Transformed, the yearlong STLCC 60th anniversary observance, faculty, staff and student interest stories, and the College’s strategic goals and institutional reputation (brand).
Researches, writes, and edits campaign news releases, advisories, talking points, articles, letters, and newsletters (electronic or print).
Sets up and conducts media/press briefings, visits, media tours, and media interviews.
Collaborates with district digital strategies manager to maintain and manage the online newsroom with timely content, archived news information, media access and other relevant information.
Collaborates with district marketing manager to uphold College brand and graphic design standards.
Collaborates with district and campus Marketing and Communications to assure accuracy, consistency, and quality of all communication campaigns in print and online.
Produces the Board Digest, staff and student recognition, and other support for the monthly STLCC Board of Trustees meetings.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Education, experience, and other requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, or related field.
7-plus years of progressive responsibility in marketing and communications.
A strong portfolio of marketing, communications, and events collateral.
Practical knowledge and experience supporting brands and visual identities.
STLCC has provided opportunity for all. As the largest higher educational institution in the region, STLCC has served more than 1.2 million students. Over 50% of households in the St. Louis area are represented in our former and current student body. Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the fundamental belief that education has the power to lift us up — as individuals, as communities and as a city.Today, STLCC consistently ranks among the top associate degree-awarding institutions in the United States. As we launch students into new and better careers, four-year degrees and richer lives, we strengthen St. Louis one student at a time. The College employs 1,400+ full-time faculty and staff and 2,300+ part-time faculty and staff
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