Communications Specialist, School of Divinity

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC


Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-01-11
Req: R0002981
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Job Description Summary

In collaboration with the Executive Director, develops strategy and manages implementation to successfully drive communication and marketing efforts with core stakeholders including faith communities, religious institutions, partners, alumni, peer schools, School of Divinity and University faculty, staff and students, media, and Board of Visitors in collaboration with appropriate personnel and offices. Collaborates with School and program leadership to meet and exceed goals. This is a three-year term position funded by a grant from the Gilead COMPASS Initiative®

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates communication strategies, plans, and execution efforts to facilitate exceptional understanding of the School of Divinity and Gilead COMPASS Initiative® Faith Coordinating Center brand, key objectives and achievements that foster increased interaction and advocacy by core stakeholders.
  • Works in collaboration with program leadership to develop and implement effective communication and marketing strategies and practices aligned with our educational framework.
  • Coordinates efforts with the program leadership and with the School’s Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations.
  • Collaborative partner with grantees in developing and implementing effective communication strategies for meeting program targets. Engages directly with partners as needed to meet goals.
  • Produces promotional collateral for the Center and grantees, including graphic design and digital content
  • Provides additional support to grantees through coaching and introduction of tools for increased sustainability in the work of marketing and communicating programs.
  • Manages marketing and communication expenses to adhere to the marketing budget of the grant.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus three to five years of communications experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be comfortable in a work environment that supports and seeks change, creativity, innovation, and continuous improvement in methods and processes.
  • Ability to develop communications plans and prioritize workload to maximize efficiency and effectiveness to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Ability to analyze and consider the implications of proposed actions and decisions on the whole of the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
  • Commitment to customer service and the ability to maintain confidentiality essential.
  • Required computer competencies, with working knowledge of various software packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, internet applications / social media networks, Adobe Creative Suite, and Canva.
  • Strong analytical, project management, and organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Ability to take direction, work independently, and work with others as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in the evenings and on weekends at peak times.
  • Ability to travel occasionally.
  • Should be able to meet requirements of the University's automobile insurance.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Knowledge of faith communities; including interfaith partners.

Accountabilities:

  • Reports to the Center Executive Director with a dotted line the School of Divinity Director of Communications.
  • Part-time position
  • Responsible for own work.

Note:

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

The position is grant-funded from January 2021-December 2023.

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Time Type Requirement

Part timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

 

 

 

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Posted: 1/12/2021
Application Due: 4/12/2021
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