Assistant Director of Communications and Events

Hempstead, New York
Mar 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hofstra University’s Office of Graduate Admission seeks an assistant director of communications and events. This position reports to the executive director of marketing and communications for enrollment management. The primary responsibilities of the assistant director of communications and events will be to plan and execute all recruitment events and marketing campaigns.

Prior to all events, this individual receives or makes recommendations on program content and organization; oversees event program and development (e.g., recruit or facilitate coordination and briefing of speakers/presenters, develop program agendas, determine order of speakers, etc.) Responds to event-related correspondence, email and phone inquiries.  Markets and publicizes events through print and multimedia communications. 

The candidate will be expected to develop, track and manage content and outcomes for marketing campaigns including, but not limited to: emails, guidebooks, articles, web and other related print marketing and promotional material. Candidate should possess the ability to vary tone and language based on medium and target audience. Applicant should have a strong grasp of the English language including spelling, meaning, rules of grammar and composition.

This role will be responsible for ensuring that projects of all kinds are completed on schedule, at or under budget and meeting their stated goals. Plans, tracks and controls expenses. Additionally, the candidate should be knowledgeable of methods and principals for promoting and selling services. Evening and weekend hours will be required in support of special projects and events. Other duties as assigned. Candidates must be able to organize and handle all aspects of administration and adhere to the rules and regulations of Hofstra University, the Colonial Athletic Conference, and the NCAA.

Bachelor’s degree is required. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding communicator with excellent organizational skills, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task. A working knowledge of Ellucian Banner and Hobsons is helpful.  Must possess a working knowledge Microsoft Suite. This individual will deal with a wide variety of constituents, including faculty, administrators, alumni, vendors, current students, prospective students and their families.  The candidate must have a professional demeanor and excellent relational skills.  

For consideration, please email a letter of application and resume to:

Melanie Mardirossian
Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
Enrollment Management

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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