Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Director Public Relations, Marketing & Communications for the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice (ISGRJ).This position reports to the Executive Director of the ISGRJ with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Vice President for University Communications and Marketing. The position serves as a key advisor to the Executive Director and the Institute's campus directors on strategic issues and helps to create an integrated marketing and communications plan to advance the Institute's mission and objectives at Rutgers, and globally. Communications about research, events and public service projects at the Institute informs many audiences, including faculty and students, government agencies and non-governmental organizations, industries, foundations and other partners. Among the duties of this position are the following:
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Advises the Executive Director of the ISGRJ as well as the campus ISGRJ Directors on communications and other strategic issues, and plays a key role in the organization's strategic planning.
Develops messaging and communication materials in cooperation with the Department of University Communications and Marketing, and puts in place vehicles to create momentum and promote awareness of the Institute and its work.
Manages the production of collateral publications, website and social media content, videos, prospectus and proposals, and media strategy in consultation with University Communications and Marketing.
Develops and manages an annual budget for communications and marketing and secures and supervises freelancers and external firms as needed.
Utilizes events, speaking engagements, and other activities to forward the Institute, its initiatives, and leading faculty among global racial justice initiatives, projects and partners.
Works collaboratively with communications offices at Rutgers to position Rutgers as a leader in the study of global racial justice.
Works with the department of University Communications and Marketing to manage news media.
Works autonomously and with little oversight to lead the communications and marketing efforts of the Institute.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, communication, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates skill and a comprehensive understanding of communications and marketing.
A minimum of five (5) years of related experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
Broad knowledge of communications tools including digital, web, print and social media.
Ability to think creatively and work across functions to develop appropriate marketing strategies and solutions.
Superior written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational and management skills, with the ability to motivate others to achieve desired results.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
Willingness and ability to be a self-starter capable of independent action with minimal supervision, as well as a team player.
Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments with frequent interruptions, keeping track of deadlines, prioritizing, leading teams to meet deadlines, and establishing timelines and due dates.
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
Masters degree in related field.
Experience managing websites and using content management systems.
Experience in a university or comparable setting.
Fluency in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Office 365)
Microsoft Office 365.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Will need to travel between Rutgers campuses in New Brunswick, Newark and Camden with occasional travel to events sponsored by the Institute.
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 21ST0695
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 128968
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.