Assistant Director of Communications for the College of Arts & Letters

University of Notre Dame
June 11, 2023
Offerd Salary:$70,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Director of Communications for the College of Arts & Letters

Job Description

Study everything. Do anything.

Find your passion. Create knowledge. Serve the common good. Prepare for life.

This is what the College of Arts and Letters stands for. We play an integral role in Notre Dame's mission to serve as the world's preeminent Catholic research university. We are searching for someone to join our dynamic team who shares the same passion and mission. We are looking for an Assistant Director for our Office of Communications.

Who we need: The College of Arts & Letters' Office of Communications at the University of Notre Dame is seeking a dynamic, intellectually curious, creative, and collaborative assistant director who is passionate about producing content and developing messaging that promotes the arts, humanities, and social sciences. This position is responsible for overseeing two key pieces of the office's communications strategy — editorial and digital storytelling, and undergraduate recruitment and engagement.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The assistant director functions as senior editor of all Arts & Letters content, managing the production of news and feature stories which showcase the value of a Notre Dame liberal arts education, enhance the College's research reputation and prestige, and demonstrate the global impact of students and alumni from a wide range of programs. This position is also responsible for leading social media strategy and content creation efforts, composing and distributing e-newsletters, maintaining the home page and other areas of the College website, copy editing other material produced by the office, and overseeing a staff writer/editor, student workers, and freelance writers. As assistant director, this position works closely with the office's director of communications and marketing to develop communications strategies and tactics in support of the College's goals. This position manages key projects and events related to undergraduate recruitment and engagement and is responsible for developing programming and marketing collateral targeted toward prospective and current students and their parents.

All applicants should provide a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English, marketing, public relations, or other liberal arts/related field
  • 5 years of professional experience in writing, editing, publishing, marketing, public relations, digital media, or other communications fields
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including a keen attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong proofreading and fact-checking skills, including knowledge of AP style
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a news or feature writer or editor
  • Experience creating social media content and developing digital strategy
  • Experience in or familiarity with higher education, especially the liberal arts
  • Experience managing people and leading collaborative teams
  • Ability to think abstractly, conceptually, strategically, and tactically
  • Expert skills and experience in client relationship management, including the ability to work with diverse creative and technical teams and the ability to communicate clearly and collaborate effectively with a broad range of constituencies
  • Familiarity with Google Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and content management systems
  • High level of time and project management skills; ability to manage people
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all proprietary and confidential information
  • Special Instructions to Applicants Department Office of Communications (30003) Department Website https: // communications/ Family / Sub-Family Communications & Marketing / Writing/Editing Career Stream/Level EIC 2 Professional Department Hiring Pay Range up to $70,000 Pay ID Semi-Monthly FLSA Status S1 - FT Exempt Job Category Administrator/Professional Job Type Full-time Schedule: Days of Week & Hours

    Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm EST

    Schedule: Hours/Week 40 hrs. Schedule: # of months 12 months

    Posting Detail Information

    The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

    Posting Detail Information

    Job Posting Date (Campus) 05/11/2023

    Job Posting Date (Public) 05/11/2023 Job Closing Date 06/11/2023 Posting Type Open To All Applicants Posting Number S231001 Quick Link for Internal Postings https: //

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you authorized to work in the United States?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Will you now or in the next 10 years require visa sponsorship to work at Notre Dame?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please provide a link to three writing samples - If you have documents you'd like to upload instead, please acknowledge that here and attach it through one of the "Optional Other" slots in the "Applicant Documents" section.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Other 1
  • Other 2
  • Other 3
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