The Center for Social Concern is striving to support students on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University through community service and civic engagement experiences. The Communications Specialist is a vital position within the Center, to ensure our many constituents: students, community agencies, university partners, community members, and local and national community engaged professionals, have connections to and partnerships with the CSC.
The Communications Specialist works closely as a member of the shared services team and reports to an Associate Director. Supporting diverse programs and projects, this position will require creative thinking and strong attention to detail.
Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING:
Lead and implement a branding strategy for the Center, which is aligned with the broader University branding and imaging
Develop and implement a comprehensive integrated marketing and communications plan, aligned with University-wide efforts, that focuses on promoting the mission, goals and brand of the Center to a variety of constituents, including students, community partners, staff, faculty, and alumni
Oversee all aspects of marketing including research, design, and implementation of new and existing web and print publications, consistent with University branding and other guidelines
Create and manage website content - coordinating with the Homewood Student Affairs web team and office program staff
Manage social media accounts and maintain an office-wide social media calendar
Work with programming staff to identify students and community partners to feature in spotlight stories on social media and other marketing platforms that help tell the CSC story
Manage Center’s e-marketing system, Constant Contact, for distributing monthly electronic newsletters, updates, and communications
Work closely with all staff members to implement marketing initiatives to specific target audiences to increase participation in the Center’s programs
Create and distribute semester reports to university stakeholders providing updates on the Center, including assessment-related data
Provide presentations and information sessions to students, parents, alumni, staff, faculty, and partners
Supervise student worker(s) on marketing-related projects to assist the efforts of the team
Be an active member of cross functional teams to meet the overarching goals of the CSC. This position will facilitate and participate in meetings regarding messaging of programming, projects and partnerships.
Assist communications efforts for university-wide initiatives such as Hopkins Votes and Hopkins Engage
Participate in university committees that support the work of the Center
Advise and support student groups to ensure they are serving ethically and understand university policies
Qualifications and Experience
This staff role requires a Bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of two years of experience in a communications or marketing role. The incumbent must have:
A collaborative and team-based approach to solutions
Excellent oral, written, and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated experience writing content for various audiences and platforms
Strong logistics and management skills
Demonstrated skills in creating marketing and communications for diverse audiences, preferably in a student services or nonprofit setting
Have a knack for storytelling
Experience managing social media accounts and planning content strategically using marketing analytics
An understanding of community service initiatives
A creative and forward thinking-approach to internal and external communications
Demonstrated experience with WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite preferred
This position’s duties will require routine evening and/or weekend work. Duties may also require in-and-out of state travel or other duties as assigned.
Classified Title: Communications Specialist Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30AM - 5:00PM Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001405-Center for Social Concern Personnel area: University Student Services
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