Coral Gables, Florida
Apr 02, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Manager of Communications and Special Projects will be responsible for conceptualizing communications efforts promoting the University, internally and externally, thus building the institution’s reputation. He/She will be responsible for developing communication materials, and coordinating communications efforts and special projects for the University of Miami.

Essential Responsibilities:
•Manages special reports and websites that showcase research around both topical and geographic areas, such as climate change, new learning techniques and hemispheric partnerships as assigned by the Assistant Vice President of Public Relations.
•Takes the lead in writing engaging articles for website and other publications on faculty research and University initiatives with the focus on growing audience and enhancing the reputation of the University.
•Assists in coordinating and conducting research for key communications projects as assigned by the Assistant Vice President.
•Demonstrates expertise in the development and disciplined execution of strategic communication plans, using research and audience insight to develop key messages.
•Assists in developing communication strategies and materials in support of overall University mission, in line with the President’s message.
•Incorporates social and digital media tools into strategic communication plans and special events programming.
•Monitors and posts to social media outlets, as required.
•Provides editorial support to academic and administrative units and external constituencies to ensure consistent standards in remarks, letters, press releases, and official statements.
•Builds relationships across the institution to enhance professional image of and support for internal communications.

• Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, marketing, public relations, business administration or related fields required. Master’s degree preferred.
• Five years of professional experience in journalism or communications (public relations, media relations, public affairs, marketing, etc.) including at least one year of relevant project management experience. Equivalent combinations of education/experience may be considered.
• Must possess exceptional project management skill, and oral and written communications talent and skill.
• A demonstrated record of writing articles, or press releases is essential.

Apply online at www.miami.edu/careers
Position #: P100016197

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!


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