Director of Communications, School of Education

The College Of William Mary
February 06, 2023
Offerd Salary:$75,000 - $85,000
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number FP484W

Role Code Title Professional/Lecturer (Staff) Position Title Director of Communications, School of Education Unit Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Education at William & Mary is to transform students, schools, and communities through professional preparation, collaborative partnerships, and the translation of research into action.

Position Summary

Reporting to the School of Education Dean as a key member of the school's external relations team, the Director of Communications is responsible for creating and implementing integrated communication strategies that enhance the school's brand identity, raise private funds, and advance the school's mission. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as the point person for internal and external media requests and representing the school on councils, committees, and at engagement activities/special events.
  • Write and edit news stories, faculty/student spotlights, newsletters, social media content, etc.
  • Manage the School of Education's website content and overall digital strategy.
  • Support donor stewardship efforts through customized reports and work with University Marketing on special projects.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, English, Marketing, or a related field OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Progressively responsible professional experience directly related to the position in communications, external relations, development, public relations, or similar.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or a commitment to do so as a staff member.
  • Knowledge of social networking, social media tools, and current communication trends.
  • Working knowledge of AP style, proofreader's marks, and editing conventions, with the demonstrated command of correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in using a variety of software applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook), InDesign, Canva, Photoshop, survey tools, or similar.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field e.g., higher education, communications, public relations, or equivalent experience to that of an advanced degree.
  • Experience in developing/implementing a comprehensive communications strategy that encompasses a variety of marketing channels such as social media platforms, written correspondence, graphic storytelling, audio and visual messaging, and web presence.
  • Prior communications experience in higher education.
  • Experience in fundraising and donor stewardship.
  • Familiarity with content management systems (e.g., Cascade).
  • Professional experience with photography and/or videography.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Experience with storytelling, design, and other creative visual, print, online communications, and social media.
  • Experience creating an effective web presence.
  • Advertised Pay Range $75,000 - $85,000 commensurate with experience Department 3M1000 Education Operations Location William & Mary Is the position remote work eligible? Hybrid (works remotely at least 1 day per week but not full-time) Remote Work Disclaimer

    Remote work eligibility is not guaranteed and is subject to approval. Employee eligibility depends on the likelihood of the employee succeeding in a remote work arrangement and the supervisor's ability to manage remote workers. Departments and/or Human Resources may amend, alter, change, delete, or modify eligibility.

    University Salary Range U12 Job Open Date 01/12/2023 Review Begin Date 02/06/2023 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Employment Category Full Time Professional FLSA Exempt Position Term 12 Month - Continuing Special Application Instructions

    Review of applications will begin February 6, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, all materials must be received by the review date. Materials received after the review date will be considered, if needed. Application materials should include:

    1. A cover letter

    2. A full resume/curriculum vitae

    3. Writing sample(s)

    4. The names, addresses (including titles and organizations), and telephone numbers of at least three professional references

    Conditions of Employment

  • This position may require additional hours beyond the typical work week to meet the business needs of the operation.
  • EEO Statement

    William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

    Background Check Statement

    William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

    Benefits Summary Statement

    William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

    Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to: https: // www.

    Supplemental Question

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you currently employed by William & Mary or the Virginia Institute of Marine Science?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please select the option that indicates the number of years of professional communications experience you possess.
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5 or more
  • Please indicate the number of years of experience you possess creating content in a higher education setting.
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5 or more
  • Please indicate below the communications-based tools with which you have expertise.
  • Content Management Systems
  • Email
  • Newsletters
  • Social Media
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Doc
  • Other 2
  • Other 3
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