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Communications Manager

University Relations

Vacancy Number 300304

Position Type: Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 05/17/13     Closes: 06/03/13

Salary: $50,000 to $60,000

This person will primarily manage, oversee and develop communications, publications, Web presences and promotional materials related to the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

The Communications Manager is responsible for Web and social media content management for all areas within the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, especially as it relates to recruitment and marketing, and for crucial writing, editing and project management support for the division’s Web-oriented projects and for its electronic and print communications.

This person will be responsible for developing, in collaboration with division leadership, the tone and voice used in all aspects of the division’s communications, both print and electronic. In addition to writing, editing and proofreading Web content and electronic and print materials, this person will provide support, including training on the content management system, to units within the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

This person will also assist with writing, editing and proofreading responsibilities for a variety of print, Web and electronic communications taken on by the Office of University Relations and will work to establish consistency in messages and themes directed to multiple audiences. The ideal candidate will have strong communication, writing, editing and proofreading skills; knowledge of best practices for Web writing and content presentation; experience with social media; and an ability to interface at all levels of the University. Tasks require strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work under tight deadlines. 

Responsibilities include:

• Website architecture and content strategy, development and management
• Social media strategy and content management
• Marketing/public relations and event promotion using appropriate tools
• Project management for any and all print and electronic communications/publication projects related to EMSA and others managed by the Office of University Relations, including publications, marketing and promotion for recruitment, retention and registration; financial aid; admission; and student life events and initiatives
• Writing and editing for print and digital publications
• Monitoring and enforcing consistency and adherence to the University’s Graphics Standards and Editorial Style Guide
• Serving as a Web work group and communications representative for relevant areas, training users as necessary
• Assistance in event planning/organization, as necessary
• Service on relevant University-wide committees.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, journalism, marketing, communications or related field
• A minimum of five years’ relevant experience, preferably in a professional-writing setting
• High-level project management skills
• Superior written and verbal communication skills
• Superior editing skills and attention to details
• Understanding of website technology, information architecture and content management
• Experience in social media management
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
• Ability to multitask, prioritize and juggle multiple projects and deadlines
• Strong organizational skills
• Team player with excellent follow-through and communication skills and ability to work with various personalities

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree a plus
• HTML and Adobe Creative Suite skills
• Experience with Web content management systems
• Knowledge of Associated Press style
• Familiarity with design/production process
• Experience in higher education or related field

UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

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