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Assistant Director of Communications and Events

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Conference & Special Event Administration, Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

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Position Information

Position Title Assistant Director of Communications and Events Overview
In collaboration with Marketing and Communications, other departments, and outside consultants, oversee communications initiatives and event organization with impact on admissions, philanthropy, stakeholder engagement, and success of School-specific co-curricular, branding and engagement events. Essential Duties:
1. Coordinate and facilitate the production of PCSB -related print and digital communications meant to serve the school’s strategic goals, specifically those related to constituent (students, faculty, staff, alumni, professional collaborators, and prospective student) engagement. Examples include email newsletters, reports to alumni groups, fundraising materials, and student recruitment and advising collateral. Lead the execution of various communication programs, identified as essential by the dean and dean’s office staff, on specific initiatives including the rollout of new programs/initiatives, ranking agency responses, the design and acquisition of promotional items for brandings and engagement opportunities. Manage the integration of brand and public relations consulting projects, thought-leadership visibility initiatives, and opportunities to collect brand collateral through photo and video shots. (40%)
2. Working in conjunction with faculty and staff colleagues, assist in the organization and communications necessary to plan successful PCSB events, including multiple annual events as part of the recruitment process, and high-profile signature events such as the annual Dean’s Symposium and the annual student/faculty awards event. (30%)
3. Manage non-recruitment advertising initiatives and provide support to colleagues working on student recruitment marketing, specifically as related to graduate programs. Define the strategic brand position of PCSB graduate programs and manage brand promotion. (10%)
4. In collaboration with the College’s Marketing & Communications team, manage the integration of PC and PCSB branding initiatives, including coordination of brand and PR consulting projects, thought-leadership visibility initiatives, and brand collateral opportunities. (10%)
5. Support colleagues in Marketing &Communications, especially the Director of Social Media, in overseeing the critical Benjamin Family Social Media Fellowship program. Identify PCSB “organic” news and events that come along during the course of the year and form the basis of PCSB social media posts. Assist in creating and posting content during the summer. (5%)
6. Oversee activities and help design strategies related to the annual Poets & Quants for Undergrads survey and ranking process. Manage advertising on the Poets & quants platform. Facilitate the alumni survey that forms the basis of the assessment, along with a Facebook campaign meant to encourage alumni responses to that survey. (5%) Marginal Duties:
Perform all other duties as may be required. Education and Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required; Master’s in business and higher education experience preferred
  • Minimum of five years’ professional experience in marketing content and communications in digital and other communications formats, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Complete working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong writing and editorial skills
  • Ability to multi-task, and to work under, and work under deadlines
  • High level of organizational ability and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to interface with senior staff members and key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to think strategically in the delivery of programs and services
  • Proficiency with graphic and web design software, desired, or a willingness to learn (Word Press and Adobe applications).
Physical Demands
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity is required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: First If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number AS642P Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * We require all employees to be vaccinated. Are you vaccinated or have a *valid medical or religious exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine? Applicants requesting an exemption, must complete a Providence College request form. Exemptions are not guaranteed approval. Completion of exemption/vaccination process must be finalized prior to start date.
    • Yes
    • No
    • Will request exemption
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

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