Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Strategic Marketing Manager, the Project Leader and Content Creator (PLCC) is a member of the strategic marketing team and is responsible for planning and managing the execution of key marketing and communication projects. Some of these projects will be strategic marketing initiatives driven by the College Marketing & Communications office (CMC). Other projects will be initiated by other units of the College and will be critically important to them. The Project Leader and Content Creator will play a crucial role in developing plans for projects and initiatives, setting and working within budgets as well as working closely with team members within CMC and with colleagues across campus. This position will be responsible for ensuring that projects are run smoothly, completed successfully and on time and meet established goals and objectives. In addition, the Project Leader and Content Creator will be responsible for contributing to the creation of wide-ranging content, which might include written stories or social media posts, editing writing, graphic or digital design, photography, videography and other media content. This position does not necessarily need to create content in all of these areas, but will contribute on diverse functions.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Manage the planning and execution of various projects within CMC to help reach strategic goals effectively and within budget.
Assist units of the College (such as Advancement, Academic Programs, etc.) with strategic project planning within budgeted resources to ensure unit goals are met.
Act as the primary contact and liaison for colleagues across campus on their marketing/communications-related projects.
Establish and maintain production schedules and review plans for each project. Oversee the cost, quality, delivery and distribution of all production materials including. but not limited to: posters, brochures, invitations, and programs. Ensure all deliverables are created on-time and within budget. Coordinate and approve production including artwork/material review, samples, print or contractor estimates, proofs, pre-production materials and finished product.
Oversee the selection and job progress of third-party vendors and freelance support including. but not limited to: graphic designers, web content providers, printers, photographers, videographers, and copywriters. Prioritize conflicting needs, handle
matters expeditiously and proactively and follow through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
Create content, which might include written stories, social media posts, or editing writing, graphic or digital design, photography, videography or other similar content. The PLCC does not necessarily need to create content in all of these ways but will contribute in at multifaceted areas.
In support of our College Mission, strive to provide customer service to both internal and external customers with fairness, respect and dignity.
Demonstrate advanced proficiency by quickly adapting to new technology and easily acquiring new technical skills.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing professional and personal networks.
Work effectively as a liaison between various departments to ensure that services, quality and costs are balanced. Prepare and maintain departmental operational budgets in accordance with procedures and uphold accountability for operating within approved budget limits.
Conceive, develop, and implement innovative and creative solutions leading to continuously improved services.
Recruit, hire, train and manage Work Study students when advantageous.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required.
2-4 years' experience in marketing communications, project management, or other related fields.
Ability to successfully and effectively work in collaborative teams.
Strong written and editorial skills, knowledge of AP style preferred but not required.
Ability to edit, design, shoot photography and/or videography.
Ability to learn and use technology (software, apps, etc.) to facilitate project management.
Experience in successfully managing multiple projects.
Excellent communication skills.
Relevant experience managing projects in a multifaceted organization.
Higher education experience preferred.
Ability to thrive in an environment that involves creativity, strategic thinking, working with professionals from a broad variety of areas with varying levels of expertise.
Experience managing budgets with creative resource utilization.
Experience working with external vendors.
This is a full time, exempt level position.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition. Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty. In this active, friendly campus community, individual interests? from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government? are pursued with intensity and passion. Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000. The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.