Ave Maria University seeks Marketing/Communications Manager

Job Title
Marketing and Communications Manager

Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL, is accepting applications for the position of Marketing and Communications Manager.

Administrator Level
Reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications

Salary range: $40-50k, Full Time Regular, Benefit Eligible

Position Summary
The Marketing & Communications Manager is responsible for supporting a wide variety of University communication needs across several media platforms to expand brand engagement across internal and external stakeholders. This position will support work to strengthen the University’s brand identity and expand awareness through execution of our marketing strategy. The role requires strong marketing knowledge and project management skills to ensure communication goals are clearly defined, resources are appropriately assigned, timely execution occurs and outcomes are measured for continuing optimization.

Essential job functions:
-Work across University departments to coordinate and implement communication projects
-Monitor and support coordination of messaging by all units of the University, including marketing, advancement, student life, academic affairs, admissions and athletics to ensure consistency and quality
-Support the creation, writing, editing and publishing of high-quality content for various University media platforms
-Monitor and contribute to the University’s social media accounts and print communications
-Serve as liaison to the media and support creation and distribution of University press releases
-Support production of two annual issues of the University’s magazine and liaison with internal content providers and outside vendors responsible for design and publication
-Support planning and production of other University publications as needed
-Other duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing and Communications

Education, experience and other requirements:
-Commitment to the Catholic identity and culture of the University
-Bachelor’s degree with a major in a related field and a minimum of two years’ work experience in a marketing and/or communications related position
-High level of understanding and skill in the use of websites and social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram
-Understanding of advertising creative and media concepts for print, broadcast and online media
-Understanding of targeted messaging techniques and delivery points along the customer journey
-Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment in the representation of the University
-Appropriate temperament to interact with a variety of audiences in a tactful, agreeable and professional manner
-Possess strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
-Ability to manage projects on time and within budget
-Ability to manage staff and external resources as assigned

Pre-Employment Requirements
This position requires successful completion of a background check.
To Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter addressed to the attention of Director of Marketing and Communications, and a list of references with contact information, by clicking on or copying and pasting this URL link in to your web browser, completing the online application form and uploading the requested documents: CLICK HERE

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