Working Title: Assistant Director of Communications Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001647-Development Communications Personnel area: University Administration
The Assistant Director of Communications reports to the Sr. Associate Director for the central Office of Communications for Development and Alumni Relations at Johns Hopkins. This person will serve as a strategic partner and service provider in a decentralized university and development environment.
The Office of Communications provides communications services, support, and consulting to the nine degree-granting divisions of the university, as well as multiple departments of Johns Hopkins Medicine and several centers and institutes.
Our team helps Johns Hopkins realize its mission of providing knowledge for the world by communicating the successes and needs of the Johns Hopkins Institutions. We tell the Johns Hopkins story, providing strategic and tactical support to advance Johns Hopkins’ philanthropic priorities and illustrating the impact of private support and the role it plays in moving Johns Hopkins forward. We tell this story across all mediums and to many different audiences, including donors, alumni, grateful patients, faculty, staff, students, and others.
General Description and Purpose of Position
The assistant director will provide conceptual, analytical, creative, technical, and editorial input, through graphic design and in the development of video productions as well as related written materials, to support development and constituent engagement marketing strategies and messages.
This individual will have a proven record of acting in an assistant producing, directing, and editing capacity, supporting the creation of broadcast-quality video productions. The successful candidate must be extremely organized, creative, capable of leading tasks from planning to completion, and able to work with a multitude of personalities and topics, ranging from individual, personal stories to complex research subjects.
Strategic marketing and communications plan development and implementation
Partner with the sr. associate director, the director, the associate vice president, and others to develop and implement graphic and video strategies and products that support institutional and division-specific goals.
Provide graphic and multimedia direction and consultation to internal and external contributors of products and materials managed by our office.
Partner with social media team to develop content for use on @hopkinsgiving channels
Video, Multimedia Production
Working closely with the sr. associate director, act as an assistant producer to plan, coordinate the logistics, and direct video shoots; schedule and conduct in-depth interviews; research story ideas; write scripts and correlating print articles, breaking down intricate subjects into accessible information; transfer, edit, and export/compress footage as needed; shoot HD video; and handle related tasks to facilitate the completion and distribution of video and other multimedia projects for use by central and divisional offices in support of institutional and division-specific marketing goals.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years’ experience in video production management and graphic design; excellent oral, written and visual communication skills. Specific knowledge of documentary filming and lighting techniques and Adobe Premiere and Photoshop is required. Knowledge of AfterEffects and Audition is strongly preferred, as is the ability to shoot HD/DSLR/4k cameras and record audio. Advanced skills in WordPress, InDesign, and the rest of the Adobe CC Suite as well as experience in higher education or non-profits are a plus. Knowledge of digital file formats and a comprehensive knowledge of graphic design principles and production methods are also required.
The successful candidate for this position will be a versatile, creative, and highly productive individual who can organize workflow, set priorities, and thrive in a fluid and decentralized environment. The professional must be comfortable working independently and cooperatively with others and managing multiple projects at once with minimal supervision.
Note: Cover letter and resume are required with application. Candidate should also be prepared to share a design portfolio and video reel.
Internal Number: 16571-en_US
About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.