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Communications Manager

Stonehill College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
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Full Time
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Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,400+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.   

Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values the diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Media Relations, the Manager is responsible for enhancing the public awareness of the College, its education mission, academic excellence, and contributions to community and society through internal and external digital communications best practices.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on digital storytelling for the College, including writing, editing, and proofreading web articles, emails, and social media posts.
  • Manage email messages from the Office of Communications and Media Relations and Office of the President.
  • Manage day-to-day organic social media implementation across main College channels, including crafting and monitoring social posts in conjunction with Marketing and various departments.
  • Manage press release process, including researching, drafting release, driving internal approvals, creating a distribution list, sending, and pitching in conjunction with the Director of Communications and Media Relations.
  • Serve as secondary point person for the College’s Emergency Notification System including crafting and distributing critical emergency messages to the campus community and coordinating staff training on the system and testing of the system each semester.
  • Work with the Director, senior administrators, campus police, and other campus constituents closely during College emergencies, weather delays/closures, and other events as needed.
  • Serve as secondary media contact and field inbound and outbound press requests from local, national, and international press; help coordinate interviews and publicity appearances with faculty, staff, and students; draft talking points as needed.
  • Manage media monitoring, and reporting, including maximizing media monitoring tools like Meltwater.
  • Oversee the College’s hometown news and student achievement project through Merit vendor.

Experience & Education

A Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field and three to five years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must have excellent writing, editing, and oral communications skills. Ability to deal with a wide range of constituents. Experienced professional who understands how to oversee and manage multiple tasks. Ability to articulate the Stonehill mission. Must be technically literate and be willing to develop technical skills. In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms.

Interested applicants should submit online a cover letter and resume via the URL link:

Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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