Leads the development and implementation of a communications strategy to engage internal and external stakeholders â“ including students, faculty, staff, community partners, alumni, parents, donors, and prospective donors. Responsibilities include conceptualizing, acquiring, creating, editing, and delivering content in traditional and innovative ways across multiple channels.
This position includes the needed ability to travel to on and off-campus locations and working outside of typical office hours as needed.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Develop, implement and evaluate c communications strategy targeting internal and external stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, community partners, alumni, parents, donors and prospective donors.
Serve as project manager for content creation and marketing communications. Cultivate, write, edit and disseminate stories. Design or supervise design of visually appealing and relevant content for electronic and print distribution.
Create, manage and sustain an impactful online presence through social media, website and/or targeted email marketing to internal and external stakeholders.
May supervise staff and/or student workers.
Contribute to initiatives, meetings and events.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in business administration, marketing, communications, journalism, English or related field.
Five or more years of progressive responsibility in the area of marketing communications.
Demonstrated experience in strategic communications and experience integrating the latest technologies to support communications objectives.
Experience in leading and facilitating teams to develop targeted marketing communications plans.
Experience in generating and using market research data to drive plan development.
Experience with fundraising communications.
Professional experience in nonprofits, civic engagement, public service, community development, higher education, K-12 education, , social movements and/or domestic/international volunteering.
Excellent organizational, analytical, planning, problem-solving and project management skills. Strong time management, attention to detail, ability to manage multiple priorities and ability to forecast and plan work across teams, while maintaining a landscape view of priorities, values and vision.
Passionate storyteller with superior writing and editing skills and sensitivity to nuance and tone.
Proficient design skills, comfort with Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign and excellent eye for creating and reviewing visual communications.
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability and sensitivity in interacting with â“ and developing compelling communications for â“ a racially, culturally and socioeconomically diverse range of stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, campus colleagues, alumni, community partners, donors and prospective donors and senior-level administrators and external advisors. Commitment to continuous learning about cultural humility and equity.
Energy, vision, initiative, creativity, empathy, humility, tolerance for ambiguity, ability to embrace and navigate change, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and sense of humor.
Enthusiasm and ability to work in a dynamic, highly collaborative environment with multiple functions, audiences and priorities.
Ability and willingness to work evening and weekend hours for special projects, events and deadlines in service to the instituteâ™s mission.
Experience in using CRM systems to develop and manage constituent relationships. Experience in using data from these systems to develop and execute targeted communications via e-mail campaign management systems.
Experience with project management software or online tools.
Ability to identify, learn, integrate, utilize and train others on electronic tools that enhance work productivity and effectiveness.
Although not a requirement, experience or proficiency with video editing software would be a plus.
Bachelorâ™s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, business administration, English, or related field.
Three years of progressive responsibility in related area.
$50,500.00 - $86,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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