Duties: The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania supports research on Jewish civilization in all its historical and cultural manifestations, and is a model for institutions of its kind. The Katz Center hosts an international fellowship program that brings to the university scholars from around the world; serves as a catalyst for other forms of interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration; supports the development of early career scholars; and runs a series of programs meant to share the fruits of research with a broader public.
Reporting to the Associate Director and receiving work direction from the Director for Public Programs, the Communications Coordinator plays a key role in connecting the Katz Center to its various constituencies. The Center is seeking an enthusiastic people person with the skills to communicate across various media, who can work independently and as part of a team, and who is detailed-oriented and well organized. This position combines administrative responsibilities with opportunities for the right candidate to originate textual and design content and contribute to overall communications strategy.
Coordinate all aspects of publicizing the Center and its programs and events, including printed and online materials, advertising, and social media, according to an integrated Center-wide plan; Produce, edit, and maintain news and other content for the Center's website and e-newsletter; Proactively manage social media, working to expand the Center's reach among key constituencies; Manage mass communications including composition of email blasts and maintenance of the Center's database of contacts and Constant Contact account; Ensure that all Center communications comply with established visual identity; Creatively and energetically contribute to efforts to better serve our core constituencies and reach new audiences; Assist at events and on other special projects as needed.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience required;
Demonstrated experience with popular and emerging social media platforms and communications technologies; excellent writing and proofreading competency; meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills; ability to work independently and with a team: strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and members of the public; independent time management: ability to work with short deadlines and successfully manage long term planning; experience in an academic institution or arts/culture non-profit setting desirable; Knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly: Microsoft Office suite (mandatory), FileMaker, Constant Contact, Adobe design suite, HTML, and Drupal.
Reference Number: 02-25813
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Center for Judaic Studies
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: F-Development/Fundraising/Marketing