Director of Content Strategy – Internal Communications

Grinnell, Iowa
Sep 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Within a highly collaborative team environment, partner with other communications staff members and campus stakeholders to steward the College’s brand and express it in the most exciting and effective ways for primary audiences. As Director of Content Strategy – Internal Engagement, this senior leadership position plays a leadership role in the development and management of content strategy, contributes to the creation of multi-platform content in support of Grinnell’s mission, goals, and strategic priorities, and will:

•Collaborate with campus partners to develop strategy for integrated communications.
•Direct and manage integrated communication strategies based on a shared understanding of the College, including mission, vision, and values as well as institutional identity and brand strategy; its audiences and stakeholders; and our communications channels.
•Consult with colleagues to facilitate alignment of the Colleges brand, identity and strategic priorities throughout various communications.
•Manage primary campus partnerships, including Senior Leadership, Development and Alumni Relations, and academic centers and institutes
• Lead campus partners and project teams to develop and execute creative, engaging content that meets project objectives for campus stakeholders, donors, and alumni, image-building, and other operations of the College as assigned.
•Identify opportunities to improve internal communications, including but not limited to: directing research, analysis, design and implementation of internal communications programs; oversight of internal communications media and channels; creating strategic communication plans to ensure internal stakeholders are informed of decisions, policies, and issues. 
•Identify assessment measures for projects by using available metrics and analytics to inform content development and articulate insights and recommendations to improve and optimize content. 
•Create professional development plans for both individual team members and the department to ensure team members continue to develop discipline expertise, remain up-to-date with industry best practices, and share skills and knowledge with fellow team members to advance cross-training and strategic integrated communications practices.


Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required with seven years of demonstrated experience in communications, public relations, or a related field. Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, problem-solving, and organizational skills are required.


Application Process:  Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at Candidates will need to upload a cover letter, resume, three employment-related references, and a portfolio of work. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Additional information can be found at the College's web site  Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.