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Assistant Director of Marketing and Content Strategy

Employer
St. Lawrence University
Location
Canton, New York (US)
Salary
Annual salary $58,459
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Reporting to the Associate Director of Marketing and Content Strategy, this position will be one of St. Lawrence’s lead creative communicators and storytellers responsible for advancing the national visibility of the University in the marketplace. The position will be responsible for managing the University’s social media channels and developing compelling written and visual content for a variety of audiences. The person will be a creative and strategic thinker who can amplify the impact of the content they are creating by shaping it for the right channels to drive engagement, and is eager to find new, strategic ways to build community and increase brand awareness in digital spaces.

Hybrid Work Statement

This position is based on our campus in Canton, N.Y., and is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with some work-from-home flexibility.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and execute the day-to-day social media responsibilities of St. Lawrence University’s primary social media accounts, including crafting and posting compelling content for all users; maintaining a social media content calendar; monitoring and responding to comments and interactions, and sharing incoming messages with essential colleagues.
  • Create original written and visual content—including copywriting, photography and video-that aligns with St. Lawrence’s content strategy to be used across the University’s social media channels, website, and other digital platforms as needed.
  • Design and implement short- and long-term organic and paid social media campaigns; analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns to maximize results; regularly report on insights gained from social media monitoring and listening.
  • Lead the University’s efforts in monitoring and evaluating new digital tools and emerging technologies to help inform University Communications’ content strategy and expand the University’s brand.
  • Guide University departments on their social media strategies to ensure they follow best practices and that their presence aligns with the University’s brand and messaging platforms.
  • Readily adopt and seek out content that amplifies the unique personality of St. Lawrence University and its engaged community of students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
  • Write and edit content for University digital and print publications as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Annual salary $58,459.  Due to the nature of social media management and crisis communications, this position will require some work outside of regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree: English, communications, journalism, marketing, history, or other writing-intensive field is preferred.
  • 1-3 years of related work experience, including professional internships.
  • Professional experience in social media storytelling, engagement and monitoring on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and emerging platforms, and in implementing institutional best practices and guidelines for departments throughout campus.
  • Some experience in multimedia asset creation and editing that includes photo and video as demonstrated. Experience with DSLR camera equipment a plus but not required.
  • Excellent writing, grammar, and copyediting skills, with specific interest and experience in writing for social media using relevant conventions and voice.
  • Proven skills in creativity, analysis, and problem-solving, and the ability to evaluate, synthesize, and incorporate ideas and feedback from multiple stakeholders; ability to synthesize complex ideas and concepts into compelling writing.
  • Familiarity with brand marketing concepts
  • Ability to work independently, as well as an appreciation for working within a highly collaborative team.
  • Possess the cross-cultural abilities to build relationships and work effectively with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with higher education or nonprofit work that includes managing digital communities.

Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Kim Asch, Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing, kasch@stlawu.edu.

All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background (including criminal records) check.

St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.

Company

St. Lawrence University

Nestled in New York’s North Country and just 20 miles from the Canadian border, St. Lawrence University is a collaborative community of learners who value thought and action.

Since our founding in 1856, we’ve empowered students to climb as high as the mountain peaks towering through the Adirondack region. 

St. Lawrence University students aren’t afraid to ask questions, take risks, or go off the beaten path. More than half our students pursue more than one area of study, and 99% embark on real-world learning experiences; faculty-mentored research, alumni-connected internships, mission-driven service work, and off-campus study, to name a few. 

 

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