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A unique opportunity for a communications professional with a well-developed generalist skillset. The Marketing & Communication Specialist should be a superb writer, problem solver and project manager. The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious, flexible and able to juggle multiple demands within a multifaceted organizational environment. This position, which reports to the Director of Communications in Arts & Sciences (A & S), will support communications in four different departments and programs.
The Marketing & Communication Specialist will assist in the creation and implementation of four individual communications strategies targeting key internal and external audiences. The Marketing & Communication Specialist will focus particular efforts in the following areas: digital communications, alumni communications, event publicity and social media. The Marketing & Communication Specialist will proactively engage with department leadership and faculty to stay informed about new scholarly activities, accomplishments and programmatic initiatives. The Marketing & Communication Specialist will assist and support departmental staff on communications-related duties and may supervise student workers and interns in the production and execution of a variety of communications efforts.
The Marketing & Communication Specialist will be an integral part of the A&S Communications team and will routinely interact with a range of colleagues from other units.
Strategy and content management
Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive communications strategies for each unit that target internal and external audiences, including prospective and current students, staff, faculty as well as parents, community partners, donors and audiences at peer institutions.
Cultivate, write and disseminate stories across communication platforms for maximum impact. Gather information on current scholarly activities and programmatic initiatives. Solicit student and alumni testimonials.
Create visually appealing content for electronic and digital distribution, including posters, flyers and fact sheets. Connect department stakeholders with campus resources or external vendors as needed.
May recruit and supervise student workers and interns in the production and execution of a variety of communications efforts.
Track metrics and regularly evaluate effectiveness of communications in order to refine efforts.
Assist in website content management as needed, including any necessary content development.
Develop and manage assigned projects such as newsletters and email marketing for internal and external audiences.
Plan and funnel content to other Arts & Sciences and WashU websites and digital channels.
Assist and support departmental staff on digital communications-related duties as needed.
Coordinate event publicity and related efforts to extend campus visibility and community outreach: print materials, social media campaigns, video, advertising, and other marketing efforts.
- Bachelor’s degree
- 1-2 years of experience in marketing communications, advertising, editorial or related field
- Demonstrated experience with website and social media management
- Adept storyteller with excellent writing and editing skills
- Expertise in effective content curation strategies
- Outstanding analytical, organizational and problem-solving abilities
- Outstanding interpersonal and written/verbal communications skills
- Ability to function confidently in an independent setting as well as collaborate effectively in close-knit team
- Energy, vision, initiative, creativity, tolerance for ambiguity, sound judgment, tact and a sense of humor
- Master’s degree in communications, marketing, market research, journalism, English or related field
- 3 or more years of progressive responsibility in the area of marketing communications
- Demonstrated experience in strategic communications and experience integrating the latest technologies to support communications objectives
- Experience in leading and facilitating teams to develop targeted communications plans
- Expertise with graphic design programs in Adobe Creative Suite
- Prior experience with nonprofits, higher education or journalism
- Bonus: international experience or foreign language expertise
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Arts & Sciences.
The hiring range for this position is $39,702 - $50,583 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan
-22 vacation days
-8 Paid Holidays
-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
-Free Life Insurance
-Health, Dental, Vision
-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
-Long Term Disability Insurance
-Flex Spending Plan
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.