Job Description Summary: As a member of the University Communications strategic communications team, the Traffic Coordinator is responsible for organizing, managing and tracking projects from beginning to end. The Traffic Coordinator serves as the interface between teams within University Communications, and as point of contact for campus partners and vendors. The Traffic Coordinator collaborates with strategic communications, creative services and digital marketing; campus partners; and faculty and staff to deliver high-quality communications in a timely and professional manner. The coordinator will exercise constant vigilance in managing projects and improving workflow. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for University Communications. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1. Working with University Communications staff, develop and manage creative briefs, specifications, schedules and budgets for a high volume of projects simultaneously. Log projects and manage project management system. 2. Proactively ensure timely and efficient development of all project deliverables, adjusting schedules to prevent delays in planning and production and as changes occur. 3. Manage communications with vendors for print and digital production, including estimating, bidding and awarding jobs as necessary, collaborating with creative services and digital marketing on specifications, and billing and invoicing. 4. Monitor project statuses, providing weekly reports on progress and results. 5. Promote understanding of and participation in workflow among University Communications staff and continuously monitor quality of projects and workflow. Provide expert counsel in project management and project management system Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences. Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits. The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Herring Center for Continuing, Graduate, and Professional Education, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Exploration, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, and our newest addition, The Center for Inclusive Communities. Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among "America's Ten Best" by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named "one of America's coolest small towns." The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, with 3 or more years of experience in communications, marketing or public relations in an agency or higher education or related field. Expert client service and organizational skills, strong ability to multi-task and outstanding communication skills. Knowledge of project management processes and systems, workflow and related terminology. Knowledge of print and digital production processes, including broad understanding of file specs, printing methods, papers and finishing, as well as email, social media and other digital media requirements. Ability to function well in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.
Salary Grade: Level 13 Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Special Instructions: Full Time