Towson University is accepting applications for a Manager for Commencement & Communications, Academic Affairs to manage and provide leadership for highly-visible university events such as Commencement, Convocation, TU4U, and the New Faculty Institute. Additionally, this position serves as the primary resource for divisional communication support strategies, and projects. The Manager for Commencement & Communications, Academic Affairs works closely with the Vice Provost and designated communications liaisons within the division to communicate accomplishments of college and units to internal and external audiences.
Coordinates and oversees key aspects of Commencement, Convocation, and other high-level ceremonies. Works collaboratively with key campus partners and departments to successfully execute ceremonies. Works directly with marketing and communications staff to facilitate messaging of commencement, convocation, etc. Works directly with associate deans throughout commencement planning, including student speaker selection and rehearsal process. Assists the Vice Provost and Assistant Provost of Faculty Academic Center of Excellence (FACE) to implement the New Faculty Institute program and other programming. Works collaboratively with key university groups and contacts to support programmatic content for annual orientation and subsequent workshop sessions. Manages and maintains contact with university departments to ensure all necessary information on new faculty members is collected and appropriately disseminated. Collaboratively reviews, revises, and maintains commencement websites; manages and oversees web page development and editing; updating content, data, imagery, and other web-dependent files using OU Campus. Coordinates content for Office of the Provost web pages as well as provide social media management and direction for mobile and other digital platforms. Provides guidance and ensures that units and initiatives within the Division of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Provost reflect university brand standards and style. Supervises and facilitates the professional development of the Commencement & Programs Specialist. Builds and strengthens relationships with key constituents related to the Office of the Provost and its priorities. This primarily includes faculty, retired faculty, students, Academic Affairs units, and members of the Division of Marketing and Communication and Student Affairs. Engages in diversity and inclusion and other professional development. Produces academic publications as assigned. Assesses success of publications and social media activities and campaigns.
Bachelor's Degree and three years of Project Leadership experience required. Experience with Social Media and web based communication, project management, interpersonal relationships, and team building.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here. This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 190000RL
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).