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Career Communications Fellow

Wesleyan University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Marketing & Sales, Communications, Other Communications, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Student Affairs, Career Services, Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

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 graduates.

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 Center.

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.

Responsibilities include:

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 success.

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 audiences.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

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 management experience
and demonstrated ability to create engaging, audience-appropriate content.

Strong editing, researching, creative, and critical thinking skills.

Familiarity with design tools and software (eg. Photoshop, InDesign, Canva), email marketing, and content management systems.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional Information

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,

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