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Provide creative vision for audience development and publicity management at the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute at Smith College. Plan and manage publicity efforts, and develop promotional ideas in conjunction with Kahn Director and project organizers. Provide logistical support for Kahn director and for long- and short-term projects and their organizers.
Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Develop, in consultation with College Relations, long-term strategies for publicity, marketing and on-line presence. Plan and manage new publicity efforts and promotional ideas in conjunction with director.
Responsible for the design, production, and distribution of all physical and digital publicity and marketing materials, consistent with college-wide guidelines and accessibility requirements. Collect information, and create (writing and editing, and creating or supervising layout and design) all publicity materials for the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, its projects and public events. Write, edit, and disseminate press releases, PSAs, and associated material in timely fashion for academic year events and for additional events as assigned by supervisor.
Understand and follow Smith College general public relations protocols. Coordinate with College Relations as appropriate. Maintain media materials for press and websites. Plan and coordinate new publicity efforts and promotional ideas in conjunction with chairs and department objectives.
Hire, train, supervise, and maintain schedules and job assignment descriptions for student employees.
Manage publicity budget.
Work with Kahn project co-organizers, faculty and student fellows, and Kahn Director on project logistics, planning and implementation. May need to attend and manage evening talks, performances, concerts, screenings and/or other events.
Specific task list:
Order summer materials for fellows (i.e., readings/films):
copy and distribute articles/journalism
research/purchase/post film or video assignments
order and deliver book copies
obtain home addresses from fellows
stuff mailers with mailing labels
Facilitate/compile projects lists of speakers/readings
Research proposed speakers; locate contact info
Draft speaker invitations
Follow-up correspondence with speakers
Arrange speaker dates/logistics/honoraria
Keep website and ongoing Kahn news updated and active
Stay up to date with college-wide web design guidelines
Continue publicity and campus outreach
Coordination of project logos and other design needs
Ongoing communication with fellows and other correspondence
Work with short-term project organizers/fellows re: logistics, speakers, readings
rewrites/updates of Faculty and Student Fellows brochure
rewrites/updates of Kahn Info brochure
General Kahn news and creation of online Kahn newsletter
Kahn projects Fellows pages and projects brochures
Confer with College Relations on design guidelines
Manage A/V for both in-house and campus Kahn events (including projects)
Oversee the A/V and other details of the colloquium room, small conference room, lounges, and offices
Research workshop preparations
Ongoing meetings with Advisory Board, staff, etc.
Coordinate field trips, site visits, access to performances, etc. for projects
Liaise with facilities to maintain the building and grounds of 21 Henshaw Avenue
Manage all necessary work orders
All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
BA/BFA and 3 years job-related experience and/or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Professional experience in marketing and/or publicity.
Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to solve problems; ability to take initiative; excellent communication (oral and written), organizational and interpersonal skills; strong project and budget management skills. Comfort and experience with social media and marketing. Web design and graphic design skills are a plus but not required.
For the care and safety of our community, Smith College requires that all employees be vaccinated as a condition of employment and as such, the incumbent will be required to be immunized against COVID-19 on or before their first day of employment. Proof of vaccination status will be required. Individuals may seek medical or religious exemption with HR, but must do so prior to their arrival.
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Review of applications will begin
September 30, 2022
About Smith College
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women's colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.
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