Communications Specialist - Georgetown College

Washington D.C.
Jun 24, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Communications Specialist - Georgetown College

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Communications Specialist - Georgetown College

Georgetown College is committed to the Jesuit traditions of an integrated education and of productive research in the liberal arts, including fine arts, humanities, languages, sciences, and social sciences. The Georgetown College experience is marked by intellectual vitality, a global outlook, and dedication to service. Georgetown College is actively recruiting a Communications Specialist.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Specialist plays a critical role on the team, which is responsible for the collecting, developing and packaging of dynamic content. An exceptional writer, with the ability to make complex content digestible and relatable, the communications specialist creates content for digital channels and traditional print materials. This person is adept at AP style, comfortable creating all forms of content, including news stories, web content, brochure content, etc. and skillful in writing content that achieves desired outcomes. This person is a team player, a strong relationship builder and possesses the ability to mine and identify stories from key partners. The communications specialist supports the Office of Communications overarching content strategy by supporting the development and execution of a strategic content calendar that seeks to support and advance the College's vision and mission.
Other main responsibilities for the Communications Specialist include but are not limited to:

Content Creation and Project Management:
  • Create dynamic engaging content for digital channels and print materials in alignment with Georgetown College's brand identity standards and communication messaging guidelines
  • Manage the College's editorial calendar.
  • Schedule client interviews, photo shoots, and act as a liaison between the College and the University's Office of Strategic Communication for connecting clients to media.

Web Content Generation and Publishing
  • Serve as College's website editor and makes regular updates through a WordPress content management system.
  • Manage the College Communications email inbox and triages requests.

Dean's Alumni Stewardship Communications
  • Assist the Dean's Executive Assistant with writing and tracking communications from the Dean to alumni and friends of the College.

Other Duties as Assigned
  • Track and compile communications metrics.
  • Work on special projects as needed, including but not limited to, help to prepare key presentations, and support major events, such as the May commencement ceremonies.

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 2-4 years' work experience in a communications field.
  • Excellent written communication skills, outstanding storytelling skills and the ability to translate complex research into well-crafted, digestible content for a wide array of audiences
  • Experience with AP Style.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, must be an excellent editor and proofreader with strong copy editing skills, and able to work under tight deadlines with multiple deliverables.
  • Experience with email communications systems, content management systems, including WordPress, and other social media and digital technologies designed to support communications strategies.
  • Must be able to collaborate with multiple levels of the community, celebrate their diversity, and shine a light on their academic and professional excellence.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google apps, WordPress, and working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Photoshop and InDesign, working knowledge of project management apps like Trello, Slate, or others.
  • Higher education experience strongly preferred.

With your application, please upload the following (preferably in a single PDF):
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:
If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or [email protected].

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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