Advertised Summary Job Description: The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) seeks an experienced Communications professional to creatively and effectively communicate the Center's philosophy, programs, services, and projects to the University and beyond. Reporting to the Executive Director, responsibilities include:
- Creatively and effectively communicates the CTL's philosophy, programs, services and projects to the University, National and Global community. The COM interacts with faculty, schools, departments and administrators to insure the Center's services and programs are well known and understood. The COM develops and maintains the Center's website on a daily basis. The COM uses a variety of methods including formal email announcements, social media, blogs, mailings, press releases, flyers and others. The COM uses strategic mechanisms to track, monitor, and analyze the impact and effectiveness of such efforts. The goal is to continually draw new audiences to participate in the CTL's programs and events, and to engage the Columbia teaching community with the CTL.
-Uses strategic mechanisms to track, monitor, and analyze the impact and effectiveness of such efforts. The goal is to continually draw new audiences to participate in the CTL's programs and events, and to engage the Columbia teaching community with the CTL
-In consultation with the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL), helps provide strategic direction of assets such as vptl.columbia.edu, online.columbia.edu, soler.columbia.edu, columbiax.columbia.edu; writes and edits communication collateral (web copy, posters, logos, email campaigns, etc.) to promote VPTL events such as Provost's Conversations on Online Learning (PCoOL) and the Science of Learning Research Initiative (SOLER) events; and works with VPTL staff on drafting and editing University-wide communications to promote VPTL and CTL initiatives.
- The COM develops and maintains the Center's website on a daily basis. Researches and writes numerous announcements, press releases and other postings covering CTL's programs, events, and activities in order to maintain a vibrant online community. Must be able to meet expected throughput and deadlines. The COM aids in the development of website videos and public presentations promoting the Center's activities.
- Working closely with the Center's Executive Director and Program Coordinator, acts as an organizer and catalyst for faculty development and outreach, and plans outreach efforts.
- Suggests, defines, plans, and directs special events and forums to expand the interested community at the university. Must be able to present the CTL's work at these events effectively and intelligently. Coordinates formal events for external visitors to the CTL in consultation with the Executive Director.
-Will supervise part-time staff members/students as needed.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and three to five years experience in the public relations field in a university, or comparable environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Proven track record of innovation. Must have flawless attention to detail, superior writing skills, a professional approach to communication, excellent organizational and planning skills, and strong interpersonal skills. Superior project management and time management skills. Must be responsive to constantly evolving needs of a multifaceted department and effectively meet deadlines. Strong knowledge and proven aptitude in all aspects of Internet communications, including blogs, social media (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc.). Self motivated and ability to learn, understand and summarize technical information into easily understandable language quickly. Ability to work independently, as well as in collaboration with a team. Excellent computer literacy in web applications, word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing and graphic software packages. Proven ability to learn and intelligently speak about complex media and digital applications, teaching and learning in higher education, and the intersections of these domains
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree. Sustained experience working with faculty in higher education and technology
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_173393
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.