Global Initiatives explores, develops, and manages partnerships around the world to discover talent and design opportunities for educational and cultural engagement for Berklee's global community.
The Assistant Director of GI - Communications supports the goals, objectives and strategies of Global Initiatives (GI) by overseeing the implementation of communications activities, and by supporting all routines and maintenance of GI programs, partnerships and engagements. This role is responsible for the facilitation of communications with Berklee global partners, supporting branding and recruitment through communications and marketing of GI programs, and supporting the collection and evaluation of proposals and requests for Berklee engagements globally.
In addition, this role supports travel management operations and provides broad project management support to all of the area's programs and events. This position requires the ability to travel internationally and domestically on a regular basis, generally up to six times per year and for periods of one to two weeks.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Communications and Marketing
Supports the development and implementation of marketing and media campaigns for GI programs, workshops, concerts and events.
Represents GI by attending meetings with External Affairs and other stakeholders to ensure alignment of all marketing efforts with the rest of the college.
Under the direction of the ASD-GI, works with External Affairs to ensure that all communication efforts for GI are in alignment with the college, and to maintain, update, and develop content for the Global Initiatives website sections.
Acts as a liaison between internal and external persons and GI to implement tasks in support of marketing objectives.
Collaboratively manages budgets for marketing campaigns.
Oversees the creation of collateral for marketing purposes with internal and external persons as directed by the ASD-GI.
Advises on, helps manage, and reports on the social media strategy for GI properties, including the Berklee Global Partners, Berklee on the Road and Berklee Latino.
Supports the development and implementation of communications plans for Global Initiatives.
In collaboration with External Affairs, helps oversee the use of the Berklee brand abroad.
Collaboratively develops content that supports Berklee's global outreach.
Works with the Berklee Global Partners (BGP) to develop communication and branding opportunities both on- and off-campus.
Implements communications supporting internal awareness of GI at the college.
Coordinates communications to students attending GI programs.
Develops, curates, and publishes newsletters and reports for GI.
Works with internal and external partners in the creation of news items (press releases, news articles, web and social media content, streaming events, etc) on international projects and events related to GI.
Manages and maintains the international news areas on the Berklee website related to GI.
Assists in planning and coordinating special events, including concerts, showcases, and other events, on campus or abroad, that hit key targets for Global Initiatives.
Collaboratively supports the development and management of educational programs for faculty members and students, in collaboration with partner institutions
Collaboratively supports the development, management and direction of Berklee on the Road programs, which includes the coordination of all program logistics (travel logistics, program and events schedule, program enrollment, mobile office and equipment set up, accounts payable/receivable, etc.)
Assists with the implementation of the international travel schedule.
Supports the collection and management of the proposals process for internal and external engagements and partnerships.
Manages the college's travel tracking system to ensure trips and travelers utilize the established systems and follow protocols to minimize risk.
Travels in conjunction with GI sponsored and supported programs, as assigned.
Collaboratively manages Berklee Internet Radio Network (BIRN) Global station, including student employees for the BIRN and other communications in the department.
Self-started with initiative and strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong customer service and collaborative skills for working with a range of constituents, such as students, parents, staff members, faculty members, administrators, partners, media and vendors.
Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and spoken.
Ability to work in an international environment and demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural norms of other countries/regions.
Fluency in a second language is preferred. Spanish or Mandarin Chinese are especially desirable.
Bachelor's degree with a major related to the job description, including music/performing arts or marketing/communications.
Five years of professional experience in a non-profit, international, and/or higher education environment.
Demonstrated experience in cross-functional project management.
Demonstrated professional success in the field of public relations and communications, ideally with experience in music and/or education. Experience in managing regional, domestic, and international publicity efforts a plus.
Familiarity with content creation and distribution to all areas of the web including social media channels, and/or generating news coverage in print and electronic media. Understanding of media opportunities and the process of cultivating media contacts a plus.
Experience with event, conference and/or concert organization and management.
Office and administrative experience, including a working knowledge of various word processing, desktop publishing, database management, spreadsheet systems and publishing software.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Internal Number: R0000100
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.