Reporting to the Senior Director for University Communications
& Public Relations, this position plays a vital role in
envisioning, crafting, and distributing University content to
diverse to audiences, as well as supporting enrollment management
and institutional advancement goals. The Senior Communications
Manager must be an excellent writer and a creative thinker who can
manage a variety of projects from concept to execution.
Actively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to
identify strategic communications and advance the University’s
brand. Write, edit and manage content for various communications
platforms, including web copy, social media, print publications,
internal messaging and more. Plan and develop innovative content
for the University’s primary social media accounts. Train and
advise the managers of all secondary University social media
Support the University’s media relations goals by writing and
editing news content for digital and print communications. Leverage
news across a multiple internal and external communications
channels. Serve as University’s secondary media spokesperson.
Essential functions will include:
- Research, write, and edit a variety of communications,
including a campus-wide e-newsletter, web news releases, articles
in the annual Universitas publication, executive bios, fact sheets,
talking points, and opinion pieces.
- Innovatively foster interaction and build community to engage
the public, including prospective students and families, on the
University’s social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and TikTok.
- Manage competing priorities and complex projects to support
University communications goals.
- Assist with execution of the University communications plan by
reporting metrics and analysis.
- Serve as secondary spokesperson and media contact for the
All applicants must submit:
- Knowledge: A bachelor's or master's degree in public
relations, communications, marketing journalism or related
- Experience: Three to five years of progressively
responsible experience in public relations, communications, or
journalism preferred. Experience in higher education, graphic
design, photography and video production preferred.
- Skills/Aptitude: Excellent research, writing, editing
skills for a wide range of communications including social media,
web copy, speeches, emergency notifications and internal
communications. Strong ability to report social media metrics and
analytics. Strong project management skills to achieve multiple
responsibilities in a fast-paced work environment. Excellent
interpersonal skills; positive, energetic, enthusiastic, flexible
and professional demeanor that represents NDMU’s core values.
Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders to
implement the University’s communications goals. Photography,
graphic design, and video production skills desired.
- Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Some
nights and evenings may be required.
- Cover letter
- Salary requirements
- Contact information for 3 professional references
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equal access to its educational programs and activities or with
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