Ursinus College is searching for an individual to develop and, ultimately, oversee a robust internal communications program. This position will be an important partner for both faculty and staff, helping to enliven our campus by increasing employee participation and engagement in events, programs and activities across campus. The manager also will be successful at promoting organizational initiatives and developments, ensuing that information flowing to (and from) faculty and staff remain consistent, accurate and authentic.
5 years developing internally-focused marketing communications plans, preferably in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
This individual is exceptionally gifted at building relationships with partners across campus, allowing them to become even stronger ambassadors for their respective divisions and the college as a whole. S/he will bridge our internal marketing and publicity efforts with strategic leadership communications, and will:
- Work closely with faculty and the office of conference and special events to creatively market events and programs across campus, promoting a vibrant campus environment in which employees are active participants.
- Help develop communication strategies at the institutional level to ensure members of the community are regularly aware of—and understand the reasoning behind—major organizational announcements. S/he will create communications and materials are informative, timely, aesthetically pleasing, well organized and designed for a positive employee experience.
Serve as the liaison with the office of finance and administration and, particularly, human resources, becoming a subject-matter expert on their employee communications, ensuring they are presented in a simple, digestible way using both print and multimedia.
Develop ways to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of faculty and staff, building the college’s sense of community.
Develop and manage a robust internal communications platform/webpage on which college-wide news and events are routinely shared and promoted. Evaluate private social media spaces that encourage collaboration and information sharing.
Manage those aspects of the team’s editorial calendar that focus on internal announcements.
Assess and manage the college’s internal email policy and other means of communication.
Position yourself as a valuable resource for internal audiences wishing to promote important news, events and activities that are primarily designed for faculty and staff.
Confidently represent the communications team across campus offices and departments.
Effectively manage communications in an integrated manner, across multiple platforms, using a variety of media.
Have a keen eye for design, working closely with the creative services team to design internal communications—both print and digital—that are engaging and regularly disseminated to Ursinus employees.
Identify employee success stories and professional accolades, particularly those that align with the vision of the liberal arts.
Be able to clearly and creatively translate the office of college communications’ responsibilities, acting as an ambassador for the team across campus.
Requirements and Qualifications
5 years experience, with a bachelor’s degree in a communications, journalism, or marketing.
Appreciation for non-profit and/or higher education work.
Hold an in-depth understanding of change management, or has worked with human resources to better understand how to drive change in an organization.
Be able to be both a strategist and a tactician, developing plans while clearly understanding how to execute them.
Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships.
Anticipated Start Date
Interested candidates should apply online here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.
Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.