Director, Programs and Communications - Colleges of Fenway
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 8423
Summary:Colleges of Fenway, Inc. (COF) is seeking an individual to join the team as the Director, Programs and Communications.The mission of the Colleges of the Fenway is to add value to student academic and social life while seeking innovative methods of investing in new services and containing the costs of higher education. Serving as a leader within the COF team, this position works with COF staff to provide strategic leadership and support to the collaboration among the five-member institutions, Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCPHS University, Simmons University, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Focusing on program development and delivery within Student Affairs and Admissions, this position is also responsible for Communications and Marketing strategy and implementation for COF, Inc.Responsibilities:Specifically, the Director, Programs and Communications is responsible for:Program Development & Events? Working with Admissions representatives and the COF Office and Special Projects Coordinator on planning collaborative events that support the priorities of the members including annual counselor tour, hosted events, high school tours of COF, and joint marketing initiatives in all forms of media.? Coordinating with Student Activities committee and others to develop and implement a comprehensive calendar of student events to bring students together across the institutions, currently including annual Block Party, After Party, Welcome socials, joint student leadership training, and Spirit Week.? Working with the Residential Life Committee as they collaborate on training programs, services and housing initiatives.? Representing the COF at events and meetings, including as alternate for Executive Director on occasion.Marketing & Communications? Developing and producing internal and external marketing materials that identify and support the Colleges of the Fenway and its programs, including e-newsletters, press releases, social media assets, brochures, the annual report and supplemental assets and the website.? Oversee and manage social media presence: Identifying key accounts to engage with, refining strategy, fielding questions and requests via direct messaging.? Working closely with the COF Office and Special Projects Coordinator and student staff in managing COF website, regular newsletters and events calendar.? Preparing presentations, documents, and sharing staffing responsibilities for Open Houses, Accepted Students Day(s), and Opening Weeks at the five institutions.Updated February, 2021 2Meeting Facilitation/Committee Oversight? Facilitating key committees/ communities of practice and their programs including: Residential Life, Student Activities, Admissions, Veteran?s Affairs, Marketing and Communications. The director ensures that these groups engage in projects that support the overall goals of COF and have mutual value to the participants and the member colleges. The Director works in support of strategic priorities, committee goals and additional COF priorities.? Assisting the Executive Director in facilitating senior leadership committees including: Coordinating Council, Senior Student Affairs Officers, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Enrollment Management, providing leadership to and managing specific initiatives in related areas.? Preparing reports, minutes and other written and verbal communications to the appropriate Colleges of the Fenway groups including the Board.? Maintaining data for all Committees and projects, updating core data on a regular basis.? Manage budgets for assigned events and committees.Supervision? Supervising the Director of Sport and Recreation and assigned student staff.Special Projects & Collaboration? Working with appropriate staff at member institutions to coordinate joint sponsorships.? Working with all COF staff to raise awareness about COF programs and events amongst the members.? Working collaboratively with other COF staff to facilitate joint contracts and services within the functional areas represented by the committees identified above.? Managing outside consultants engaged for specific projects, as needed.? Performing other duties/projects as assigned.BASIC KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS? Demonstrated ability to build consensus and work with diverse campus constituencies.? Strong meeting facilitation, project management, organizational, negotiation and interpersonal skills? Ability to foster trust and build interpersonal relationships, be energetic and have a high tolerance for ambiguity and nuance.? Experience in effective use of social and traditional media to build awareness of brand and initiatives.? Excellent attention to detail.? Sense of humor.? Excellent diplomatic, analytical, written, and oral communication skills.? Ability to take initiative, work independently and with groups, and manage several projects simultaneously.? Willingness to work unusual hours (occasional nights and weekends) as required.? Familiarity with Sharepoint, Asana, Constant Contact, Squarespace and WordPress preferred.EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONUpdated February, 2021 3Master?s degree in education, business management, planning or a related field, preferred. The candidate should have 5 - 10 years? experience working with or in higher education academic, student affairs or communications administration or related experience. The Director must be familiar with the administration of academic institutions and have strong project management, event planning and communications experience.COF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our staff and member institutions. We are currently working in a hybrid work environment; this position requires an onsite presence during programs and events.
The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Bostons academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design...: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/