This individual will be responsible to develop communications products and strategies that assist in the development of financial and resource support for the institution, including responding to the growing campus needs for more facilities, scholarships and resources to ensure student success.
Design, propose and implement communications strategies that enhance and support the university's fund-raising, alumni relations and donor cultivation activities. (25%) Collaborate with development staff to propose and develop communications content and products, including concept, general design, content and messaging and overall look, supervising production through completion of all collateral. (25%) Develop and maintain, as required, content for university development and alumni relations webpages and electronic communications platforms, and online event invitation, response and registration systems. (15%) Work closely with University Advancement communications staff for message alignment, develop gift press releases and donor and alumni stories for university publications, and share content across multiple platforms, repurpose original storylines for other uses and adhere to university branding and style guide specifications and high quality of produced elements. (10%) Coordinate closely with Schools and Colleges within UTA and their communications/marketing staff to share materials and identify content related to the support of the university's fund-raising, alumni relations and donor cultivation activities. (10%) Coordinate distribution of high volume email campaigns, social media marketing efforts, direct mail, paid marketing strategies, e-newsletters, and other means of reaching donors and alumni to generate support. Conduct analysis of development communications effectiveness and performance. (10%) Performs other duties as assigned. Manage staff and student workers as may be assigned. (5%)
Bachelor's Degree in communications, marketing, non-profit management, public relations or equivalent experience. Minimum five (5) years' experience working in high-volume communications or marketing environment in a medium to large organization, corporation or institution. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills. Must possess excellent persuasive and case writing skills. Strong project management experience in communications, marketing or public relations. Demonstrated positive, collegial and collaborative work style.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLSANDABILITIES: Superior writing and oral communication skills. Competency in Microsoft Office Suite programs. Multi-media skills such as online publishing, blogging, video, graphic design, online photo presentation, etc. and working competency with associated programs. An ability to smoothly manage multiple initiatives at varying stages of development. Detail oriented, with the demonstrated ability personally to multi-task and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to be responsive, and navigate and implement an approval process in a highly matrixed environment.
Experience working in high-volume communications or marketing environment in a medium to large organization, corporation or institution preferred. Previous experience in education or higher education preferred. Experience with fundraising and customer relationship management systems used in alumni relations and development (e.g. Raiser's Edge, Blackbaud NetCommunity, iModules, Scalefunder etc.) preferred. Track record or experience working in a medium to large non-profit in support of fund raising, donor cultivation and garnering financial support preferred. Masters Degree or above in related field preferred.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 10053
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.