Communications Manager II

East Lansing
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working/Functional Title

Diversity and Inclusion Comm Mgr

Position Summary

Serves as lead communications professional responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive internal and external communications strategy to support MSU's broad Diversity and Inclusion strategy. Serves as the communications lead to the Senior Adviser to the President for Diversity/Director of the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives. Works in collaborative partnership with other leaders and a variety of communicators across campus to drive execution of key diversity and inclusion communications activities across the organization. In addition, this communicator works as part of a collaborative communications team supporting communications needs for several units within the Office of the Provost, including the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, WorkLife Office, Academic Advancement Network, HUB for Innovation in Learning and Technology, and the Graduate School. As a member of this team, this communicator will assume direct project leadership for specific communications initiatives supporting these units, including strategy and planning roles, as well as execute strategies and tactics associated with projects led by other team members. 

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, English, or related field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in marketing communications, public relations or a related field in higher education, an agency environment, or a large, complex organization; developing and executing integrated strategic communications programs; developing and writing content for PR and marketing purposes including news releases, web and social content; monitoring media and social media on key initiatives and issues;leading and coordinating development and maintenance of specialized communications for diverse and target audiences; developing, leading and managing culturally sensitive social media strategies and implementing strategies to increase social media presence and engagement with a wide range of audiences; managing complex projects; working with diverse communities and individual leaders within diverse communities and developing effective relationships with members of various and diverse communities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Minimum of seven years of professional experience developing and executing integrated strategic communications programs in a fast-paced PR or marketing agency or working closely with an agency to achieve strategic communications objectives; demonstrated mastery of high-quality, professional-level project management, planning and conceptualization, plan execution, and results assessment; with particular emphasis on diversity and inclusion programs and projects, directed at both internal and external audiences; demonstrated excellence and mastery of communicating to diverse audiences, including social media communication reaching diverse audiences, requiring knowledge of different cultures, values, experiences,expectations and effective ways of interacting; excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; demonstrated excellence in clearly and persuasively communicating concepts and ideas both verbally and in writing, including communicating concepts and ideas that impact diverse populations; experience working with local, state, and national news media and other media outlets; experience creating and shaping multimedia content for social media and web properties.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter and resume.

Work Hours



 Bidding eligibility ends on 5/23/17 at 11:55 PM

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