Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications, the Associate Director will be one of St. Lawrence’s lead communicators responsible for advancing the national visibility of the University in the marketplace. Providing direct writing support for the University’s president, the position will be responsible for developing compelling and motivating content for both internal and external audiences. The person will be a creative and strategic thinker who can amplify the impact of the content they are developing by finding new, strategic ways to maximize the use of what they create.
In order to ensure the selected candidate is set up for success, this position is based on St. Lawrence’s campus in Canton, New York. Some periodic travel is required.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Megan Keniston, Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
Bachelor’s degree; English, communications, journalism, marketing, history, or other writing-intensive field is preferred
3-5 years of related work experience
Excellent writing, grammar, and editing skills, including experience with and knowledge of feature writing, writing for strategic communications purposes and writing for print and digital mediums
Proven skills in creativity, analysis, and problem solving, and the ability to evaluate, synthesize, and incorporate ideas and feedback from multiple stakeholders; ability to synthesize complex ideas and concepts into compelling writing
Ability to work independently as well as within a team to meet deadlines
Experience building relationships and working effectively with and on behalf of diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members
Experience with executive level communications
Familiarity with higher education or a nonprofit setting
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.