Communications & Events Manager

Princeton, NJ
Apr 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition # 2017-7401
Department Anthropology
Category Communications and Public Relations
Date Posted 4/21/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline 5/21/2017


The department of Anthropology at Princeton is seeking a Communications and Event Manager to work closely with the chair, department manager and directors of Anthropology's five units, to develop and implement consistent communication strategies. This individual will set the comprehensive communication strategy, including look and feel, for Anthropology at Princeton to highlight the scholarly activities and works of our faculty, as well as initiatives within our programs.

We seek a creative, technologically proficient individual to manage marketing, communications, newsletters, data development and event management for the various units in Anthropology (the Department, Ethnographic Studies Program, VizE Lab, Transnational Center for Policing and Transforming Anthropology Journal.). This individual will manage and disseminate information with appropriate messaging and a consistent format to a broad range of departmental constituencies and will serve as the department's principle contact and collaborator with the Office of Communications.


  • Create content, manage and update the Department's website, including the sections for each of our four affiliated programs.
  • Develop and oversee websites, social media (Facebook page and Twitter feeds), and events for each unit.
  • Write and submit articles on our various units for the Princeton Home Page.
  • Update events calendars for all units and design posters and publicity for each area's events.
  • Manage the creation, production, and dissemination of web-based and printed publications such as program brochures, a semi-annual newsletter, annual report, and assorted event materials (e.g., posters, advertisements).
  • Manage scheduling events across all units; coordinate schedules and visits for lecturers and search candidates.
  • Curate storage for departmental and ethnographic program statistical data and manage databases.
  • Curate an archive of electronic and photographic materials. Keep pace with digital innovations; attend Digital Humanities workshops, and work closely with VizE Lab on these innovations.
  • Set up and manage databases with information for department and ETH certificate program for use by administrative directors and faculty.


  • Bachelor's Degree plus 3-5 years' of related work experience preferably in a University setting working with faculty students and research data.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite and Drupal.
  • Experience working with multiple social media platforms with digital design capabilities.
  • Ability to produce high quality graphic art and design.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Diplomacy and discretion are essential.
  • Ability to learn new computer programs, databases and applications quickly.
  • Ability to set up and maintain databases with large data sets. Previous experience a plus.
  • Must be able to independently troubleshoot and make decisions based on the needs of the event while ensuring compliance with University policies and striving to provide a level of excellence.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule as hours will include evenings and weekends.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a fast paced, team centered, deadline-oriented environment with competing demands across departments. This individual must be able to manage and prioritize multiple, on-going projects while maintaining the highest quality of professionalism.

  • Familiarity with Princeton University, Prime Financials and associated enterprise systems.
  • Experience with SharePoint and Google docs.
  • Demonstrated financial acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability to indirectly manage staff.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of digital technology and systems.

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 040

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


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