Communications Manager I

Location
East Lansing MI, MI
Posted
Aug 01, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Assistant Director, University Advancement, Marketing and Communications

Position Summary

Coordinates, assembles, researches, and creates communication products, which include online and print vehicles that support University Advancement’s strategies to grow alumni and donor engagement.

 

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year degree program in journalism, English, communications, public relations, business, liberal arts or related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in alumni and donor communications or related field; experience with word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; must have a valid vehicle operator's license.

Desired Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree.
  • 3 years of copywriting experience in higher education or readily transferable skills and a proven track record of working in a complex environment.
  • 3 years of writing/editing highly visible publications.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software. (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, Premiere Pro)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and intellectual curiosity.
  • Collaborative team-oriented style. Ability to work with a variety of personality types and sensitive to various cultures.
  • Knowledgeable of Associated Press and Chicago writing style standards
  • Knowledge of graphic design, print, video, social media and nontraditional media
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong news and editorial judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Familiar with CRM systems such as Salesforce and Ellucian Advance
  • Required Application Materials

    Resume

    Work Hours

    Work hours are 8 am to 5 pm with some nights and weekends

    Bidding eligibility ends on 8/7/18 at 11:55 PM.