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Department Description: Welcome to the Hahn School of Nursing. Throughout all our programs, we prepare the next generation of nurse scientists, leaders, advanced clinicians, and informaticists to meet humanitys most urgent needs-with compassion and with intellectual rigor.
University Description: The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanitys urgent challenges.
Detailed Description: The Assistant Director for Communications and Events will have primary responsibility for establishing, integrating, managing, and engaging with and cultivating SON alumni relationships, as well as establishing, integrating, and managing the brand of the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science.
The Assistant Director will be responsible for enhancing the reputation, promotion, and visibility of the Hahn School of Nursing, its academic departments, and its websites. This position will manage print and electronic communications including social media outlets, to ensure effective knowledge sharing about the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science.
The Assistant Director will operate as a key member of the School of Nursing leadership team and will work collaboratively with personnel in the University Advancement especially the Assistant Director of SON Annual Giving.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Promotion of the SON
Actively manage SON's communications including, but not limited to, researching, writing, and editing content for feature stories and website content; photographer and art director; updating daily event and news listings; posting School specific content from other outlets; posting new content on the website and social media platforms; actively participate in School's social media outreach efforts.
Manages website content development for alumni and donors to the SON website.
In conjunction with the Dean, direct research, writing, editing, and distribution of SON print and e-publications.
Create and distribute Alumni special event fliers, posters, and other promotional materials for SON.
Establishing, Integrating, and Managing the Brand
Lead, develop, and implement an agenda for messaging, content, and branding.
Manages communication strategies and social marketing plan that enhances the reputation and visibility of the SON, and drives traffic to the website and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.).
Develops short and long-term strategies for communication and outreach.
Maintain an active and vibrant presence on the SON's Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other sites.
Manage Student Ambassador Programs and their interaction with SON social media. Track SON's social outreach and reputation using available online analytics tools. Prepare and submit quarterly reports on trends and traffic and benchmark the report against similar and aspirational institutions.
Enhancing the Reputation and Visibility of SON
Work to enhance and extend the brand through all media to promote core values and attributes.
Serve as the liaison between the Dean's Office, University Marketing and Communications, and faculty.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Job Requirements: This is a management and leadership position within the School of Nursing and Health Science and requires significant prior experience and a successful track record with the varied responsibilities of the position listed above.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors degree.
Experience: Three years of proven and successful experience in writing, editing, marketing, digital marketing, social media for business purposes, communications, web communications, and/or public relations. In addition, this individual will have proven expertise in the professional use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn), the internet, Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/PowerPoint), knowledge of website content publishing software, and AP writing style.
Must have demonstrated commitment to and understanding of professional nursing at the graduate level and be conversant in cutting-edge nursing science and advanced practice.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters degree.
Experience: Five years of proven and successful experience in writing, editing, marketing, communications, web communications, social media for business purposes, public relations, and managing projects that include web usability, project management, and/or production.
Previous experience in a higher education or nonprofit environment is highly preferred.
Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, communication, and time management skills
Ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, students, and the community
Must demonstrate and support Schools commitment to advancing nursing research and advanced practice
Strong public/media relations skills and marketing ability, particularly in web/brand management
Ability to brand and market using print, e-marketing, and social media
Actively use, embrace, and understand the importance and changing nature of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, Instagram, and other sites)
Be detail oriented, multitask, and complete a variety of projects on different fronts
Function with a high degree of autonomy, including responsibility for conflict resolution
Deliver messages across print, online, and mobile communications
Work in a busy and changing environment with high customer service standards
Assume responsibility and effectively resolve problems by exercising independent judgment in meeting challenges and inventing and implementing procedures.
Think and act strategically with great vision and exercise self-initiative and creativity
Focus on technical details in an environment with many distractions and competing priorities
Shift mental tasks from the minute and technical to interpersonal and creative at any given moment
Event management knowledge and skills
Ability to supervise and mentor others
Willing and able to work extra hours at peak times
Willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Posting Salary: $5,373.34 - $6,053.17 per month; Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.
Special Application Instructions: Resume Required, Cover Letter Preferred Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload a resume to your application profile for the hiring managers review. You are also strongly recommended to upload a cover letter to your application profile for the hiring managers review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at email@example.com
Additional Details: Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: March 24, 2023
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.
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