Marist College is excited to announce the establishment of the College Marketing and Communication Department to serve as the institution’s central hub of content creation and brand management. The Department’s mission is to coordinate the College’s marketing and communication efforts and tell the Marist story in interactive and compelling ways via the website, social media, video features, media placements, etc. This is a unique opportunity for communication specialists and creative professionals to play a meaningful role in elevating the College’s national and international profile by highlighting the distinctive nature of a Marist education. The following positions listed below are available.
Director of Media Relations
Serve as the College’s official spokesperson and is responsible for elevating its visibility in the media. Work on crisis communications and the development and implementation of proactive media strategies and tactics. Write timely and well-researched news releases and articles and support the Assistant VP for College Marketing and Communication with proofing and editing. Prepare news releases, media statements, talking points, briefing materials, Q&As, news articles, and other materials for internal/external audiences. Ensure content and brand message are consistent, timely, and relevant. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in Communication or related field preferred. Minimum of 5-8 years of relevant experience required. Must have excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills. Extensive travel required.
Director of Photography and Videography
Responsible for photo and video content creation to support all institutional marketing and communication efforts. Produce a wide variety of high-quality, creative images of people and events for use by the College. Collaborate with graphic designers and editorial and web services teams to create communication initiatives in support of the strategic goals and objectives of the College. Ensure content and brand message is consistent, timely, and relevant. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5-8 years of relevant experience required. Occasional domestic and international travel required.
Create design layouts for digital and printed materials to support Marist’s marketing and communication efforts. Produce visual concepts for the website to communicate the Marist story. Collaborate with constituents across campus to develop communication initiatives in support of the goals and objectives of the College. Liaise with outside vendors to ensure quality and adherence to Marist’s branding standards, including the College Bookstore/Barnes & Noble. Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree with equivalent work experience required. Must have a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience. Must have proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Mac Operating Systems.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 381 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the Col...lege. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.