founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
The Gordon Career Center works with students of all class years
to translate their liberal education into a lifetime of meaningful
work. Its innovative approach to career education encourages
students to design their own careers by exploring the intersection
between their interests, the skills they have and wish to acquire,
and market demand. The Center links students to alumni, employers,
and graduate programs around the globe in fields that reflect the
impressive breadth of opportunities explored by Wesleyan
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Career
Communications Fellow will play a critical role supporting all
marketing and communication efforts in the Gordon Career
The fellow will collaborate with Career Center staff to develop
and execute print and digital marketing plans to promote events,
resources, and opportunities and drive engagement among students,
alumni, faculty/staff, and employers.
The fellowship starts in August 2021 and runs for one year. A
hybrid virtual / in-person work arrangement is possible.
Create and implement effective communications strategy across
multiple platforms to promote career workshops and programs,
resources, recruiting events, and opportunities and tell stories
relevant to liberal arts education and career exploration and
Oversee and manage center’s social media presence and coordinate
daily activity of social media channels; Curate and create content
for GCC social media channels to drive community growth, reach, and
engagement across platform; Monitor for sensitive content, respond
to community inquiries.
Draft and edit copy for email, website, handouts, promotional
materials, and social media.
Design and create promotional digital and print materials,
flyers, social graphics, etc.
Coordinate office-wide communications across platforms and
Assist with updating and maintaining website content.
Plan and execute projects with support from the Director of
Operations, student staff, and colleagues.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and internship, work, or volunteer experience
in communications, marketing, public relations, higher education,
or a related field or an equivalent combination of education,
training and experience.
Effective communication skills and ability to work independently
in deadline-sensitive environment.
Demonstrated understanding of social media strategies and
experience writing and editing engaging content.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and
interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
One or more years of experience in communications, marketing, or
related field/role within higher education.
Previous content creation, email marketing, and/or social media
and demonstrated ability to create engaging, audience-appropriate
Strong editing, researching, creative, and critical thinking
Familiarity with design tools and software (eg. Photoshop,
InDesign, Canva), email marketing, and content management
Special Instructions to Applicants
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the
candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check
screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital
status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,
learning disability or physical disability, political belief,
veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or
non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from
women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries
regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination
policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for
Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, email@example.com.