Communications Specialist, Prep

Employer
Fairfield University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

Purpose: Under the guidance of the Director of Communications, this creative and detailed person is responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive communications (internal and external) for the school.

Reports to: Director of Communications, works closely with Digital Communications Manager

The Communications Specialist is a key member of a deeply experienced and collaborative Marketing and Communications team and is responsible for helping attract and engage prospective students, as well as existing alumni, parents and friends of Fairfield Prep, to support enrollment and development goals. The Communications Specialist supports the digital voice for the school, implementing communications strategy and content for the website, social media channels and other digital content. This is a highly visible position, working across departments, deeply involved in campus life, and contributing significantly to the school’s branding. Works closely with the Office of Admissions, faculty and staff members, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, among other departments throughout the school

Key Responsibilities:
  • Initiates, implements, and contributes to major communications program/vehicles for the school including the website, weekly school newsletter, press releases, printed materials, video production, photography, digital advertising, and more.

  • Creates electronic communications including emails, social media posts, website content and updates/maintenance, school calendar, digital signage, etc.

  • Ensures that the school maintains frequent and consistent communication with current parents, faculty and staff, and alumni and alumni families.

  • Helps in developing marketing and communications materials for multiple school departments, including digital/print marketing for admissions, digital/print for digital fundraising solicitations, and updates for the Alumni.

  • Oversees Communications Calendar to make sure new projects are added and being tracked.

  • Produces social media analytics reports as directed.

  • Helps with implementing external/internal branding signage, keeping it up to date and current in placement and use.

  • Attends school events on an ongoing basis, capturing photos and videos, including day-to-day school functions or classroom projects, special Development/Alumni events to cultivate strong relationships, and top fundraising events, including the Fall Auction, Giving Day, and giving campaigns.

  • Supports Athletic communications needs, including promoting games, covering games with media, PR for athletic signings, and other.

  • Serves as an associate editor on all external and internal communications.

  • Contributes to the overall success of the department through a team approach.

Expected Credentials:

• Excellent written, verbal, creative, interpersonal, and communication skills

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a marketing/communications-related field (i.e., business, journalism, media studies, English, communications)

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, social media, and Adobe Creative Suite.

• Ability to handle a wide variety of projects

• Must be willing to work early mornings, occasional nights and weekends (as needed) in support of events and efforts supported or sponsored by various departments of the school.

Duration: 12-month contract annually renewable

Category:

Prep - Admin

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.

*Disclaimer

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Load a resume or CV first, then upload supporting documents including a cover letter at the bottom of the third page under the "My Experience" section where it says to upload a Resume/CV. You will be able to upload up to 5 other documents in this section. You will be unable to edit your application, so please have all documents available before applying. Faculty Positions : If you need to upload more than 5 documents, please either combine them to upload or email the additional documents to the applicable contact in the job description. Staff positions : If you need to upload more than 5 documents, please either combine them to upload or email them to hr@fairfield.edu

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