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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The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community. UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, ...Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes. Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years. With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity. UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East. For more information on University of Texas at Arlington, visit: www.uta.edu