Reporting to the Director of InternalCommunications, the Communications Relationship Manager will serve as the hubfor coordinating Division of Communications support for key university partnersto support their priorities. This position will be charged with working withthe partner to develop and operationalize communications and marketingstrategies that support partner goals. In addition to coordinating directlywith the partner leadership and their key staff, the Communications RelationshipManager will consult with local staff responsible for day-to-day communicationsneeds, including basic web content updates, social media monitoring andmaintenance, and event logistics
TheCommunications Relationship Manager will be a member of the UniversityRelations department within the Division of Communications. UniversityRelations is responsible for developing andexecuting strategic communications that advance the university's priorities andpromote engagement among its core, affiliated audiences: faculty, staff,students, alumni, donors, parents and prospective students.
Duties and Responsibilities
Designs,develops and implements communications strategies that enable partner toaccomplish desired goals with regard to peer departments, professionalorganizations, publication venues and funding agencies
Ensuresthat communications efforts are coordinated and appropriate in support ofcurrent goals and objectives of the partner and VU
Servesas project coordinator for all of partner's internal and outbound marketingcommunications, including overall messaging, as well as coordination ofpublications with the marketing and communications plan and budget
Facilitates the process through which each strategyis defined as a project with explicit scope, deliverables, milestones, drivers,stakeholders and subject matter experts
Leadsthe creation, execution and measurement of communications plans that supportcommunications and marketing strategies
Coordinatesresolution of project challenges by communicating effectively andprofessionally to leaders
Participatesin a team-based environment, providing support for programs and initiativesacross the department
Develops,implements and administers a variety of special projects; provides assistanceto leaders when necessary; and identifies methods and resources needed forsuccessful project planning
Maintains an organized record of major advertisingand promotional events
Writesand edits news, feature articles and special topics for university publications
Overseesthe production of marketing, communications, advertising and promotionalmaterials for various programs
Providesoverall support as needed and assigned for department priorities
The ideal candidate with have a bachelor's ormaster's degree and 1-5 years of experience.
Excellent written and verbal communicationskills
Communications planning and strategyexperience
Experience with a diverse array of stakeholders and messaging strategies
Ability to advise on sensitive matters in time-sensitive, urgent orcrisis situations
Fluency with social media and web content
Ability to produce attractive, high-qualitypresentations, documents and simple graphics
Experience with project management and managing multiple competingdeadlines
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University, located inNashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a fullrange of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt issituated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 facultyand staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently citeNashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part ofthe Vanderbilt community. VanderbiltUniversity is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledgeexpanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity issought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as oneof ‘America's Best Large Employers’ and the top employer in Tennessee and theNashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).
About Vanderbilt Benefits
VanderbiltUniversity offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health,dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disabilityinsurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match.Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity andInclusion
VanderbiltUniversity is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusiveacademic community of faculty, staff, andstudents. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campusvalues.
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About Vanderbilt University
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