Advancement Communications Manager
Job Category: Professional/Administrative
Full time/Part Time: Full-Time
Working hours: Days
Job Description: Colgate's Office of Communications is staffed by a team of talented, creative, and collaborative individuals who believe that the quality of their work and the success of the university are intertwined. Among its many functions, the office produces the Colgate Scene, operates the university's official social media accounts, manages the university's web presence, conducts media relations, coordinates admission marketing, and supports advancement fundraising communications. This collegial yet demanding environment is ideal for communications professionals who want to prove their talents and test their skills in an unparalleled liberal arts setting. A new era is underway at Colgate, and our third century is about to begin. At this crucial moment, successful applicants will have the opportunity to create, curate, and share the unique Colgate story with the nation and the world.
Colgate University is seeking qualified candidates for a Advancement Communications Manager within the Office of Communications.
Reporting to the Communications Director, this position is focused on institutional advancement communications. The advancement communications manager is accountable for content creation for cross-platform communications that support, increase the engagement of, and steward alumni, parents, and other supporters, in the areas of fundraising, career services, and alumni relations.
(Education and Experience): -A minimum of Bachelor's degree is required.
-A minimum of 3 years experience in advancement, alumni relations, communications, project management, marketing, recruitment, public relations, or journalism.
-Excellent writing, editing, publication, and project management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to be creative while under pressure.
- Demonstrated ability to listen and respond to differing points of view and the ability to move towards resolution.
- Strong command of Microsoft Office Suite and Googledocs is required.
- Must be capable of creating and maintaining productive and collegial working relationships with a culturally diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and visitors on a daily basis.
Additional Preferred Qualifications: -A Bachelor's degree in liberal arts, communications, journalism, public relations, or related field is desireable.
- Knowledge or experience in higher education advancement or alumni relations preferred.
- Experience with Wordpress is preferred.
Job Open Date: 05-10-2017
Application Types Accepted: Professional/Administrative
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants are required to submit two writing samples with their application and cover letter.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of the employment. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.