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Assistant Director, College Communications and Marketing

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

-The application requires candidates to submit a writing/publication sample using the Writing Sample 1 button. -The application includes an optional button for candidates to upload additional documents, if desired. -The application requires candidates to provide names and contact information of at least three (3) current references. -Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to RIC.

Posting Details

Classification Information

FLSA Exempt
Salary Grade / Rank 12NC
Min Salary 55507
Max Salary 84390
Branch of Service Non Classified
AA / ADA Statement

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Director, College Communications and Marketing
Department Name College Communications and Marketing
Full Time / Part Time Full Time
Scheduled Work Week / Hours / Area

Full-time, 35-hours per week

Academic or Calendar Year Calendar
Number of Employees Supervised 1-4
Position Overview

Responsible, under the direction and supervision of the Director, College Communications and Marketing, for implementing policies and procedures to ensure timely, unified, targeted, well-written and attractive College publications. Responsible for the development, planning, writing, editing, design, proofreading, layout and scheduling of College publications and social media as assigned by the Director, College Communications and Marketing.

Primary Purpose

Responsible, under the direction and supervision of the Director, College Communications and Marketing, for implementing policies and procedures to ensure timely, unified, targeted, well-written and attractive College publications. Responsible for the development, planning, writing, editing, design, proofreading, layout and scheduling of College publications and social media as assigned by the Director, College Communications and Marketing.

Essential Duties

Oversight
• Monitor College publications in order to ensure quality, appropriate use of branding standards and proper use of notice of nondiscrimination statement and ADA information.
• Direct and supervise the work of assigned staff.
• Assume responsibility for related activities assigned by the Director, College Communications and Marketing.
• Under the guidance of the Director, College Communications and Marketing, develop and oversee implementation of marketing and communications strategies for the college.

Writing/Editing/Proofreading
• Supervise the writing and editing of College publications in order to ensure accuracy, readability, consistency, and conformance to College publications style.
• Write and edit a variety of copy as needed.
• Counsel clients in the writing and preparation of copy for College publications.
• Make edits within design documents.

Social Media Management
• Manage the social media profiles and presence overseen by the Office of College Communications and Marketing, including the college’s major Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and potentially additional channels (Snapchat, Instagram, Vine etc.).
• Create and distribute shareable content appropriate for specific channels, constituents and stakeholders to reinforce and spread awareness of the college brand.

Project Coordination
• Monitor the publications calendar and follow up with clients to keep publications on schedule.
• Oversee communication with design and printing vendors and freelancers in order to ensure quality production work at a reasonable price.
• See that jobs meet printers’ pre-press requirements, as appropriate.
• Supervise the maintenance of production files and other appropriate records.
• Consult with photographer for publication photography.

Occasional Duties

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director, College Communications and Marketing.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

• Excellent writing and editing skills.
• Skill in proofreading and concern for detail and accuracy.
• Experience with standard desktop publishing hardware and software.
• Familiarity with the printing processes and publications production requirements.
• Strong skills in proofreading and concern for detail and accuracy.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud software.

Required Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, mass communications, or a related discipline.

Experience:

• Five years’ experience as a publications writer or editor.
• Experience in higher education marketing and communications.
• Experience in marketing collateral production and magazine publication.
• Experience in buying printing and other graphic arts services.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree. (A Master’s Degree in English, journalism or mass communications, or a related discipline will also satisfy the undergraduate degree concentration requirement.)

Environmental Conditions

The employee is not exposed to known adverse environmental conditions.

Additional Position Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number NC00167
Starting Salary Range
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Section College Advancement
Number of Positions Available 1
Anticipated Start Date or Semester
Posting Date 11/03/2017
Position Status Continuing Position
Union Status PSA
End of Temporary or Limited Position
Priority given to applicants who apply by
Closing Date 11/27/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions/Information for Applicants

-The application requires candidates to submit a writing/publication sample using the Writing Sample 1 button.
-The application includes an optional button for candidates to upload additional documents, if desired.
-The application requires candidates to provide names and contact information of at least three (3) current references.
-Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to RIC.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample 1
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1 (see special instructions)