Job Summary: Strategic Communications Coordinator to be responsible for defining and leading the execution of the overall Miami University Libraries communications strategies, managing communications from the Dean’s office, and engaging external audiences, including alumni and prospective donors. The position is part of the Share & Showcase Department within the University Libraries and reports to the senior associate dean. Strategic priorities include: Creating awareness within the campus community surrounding services and resources available through the Libraries; demonstrating the value of the university libraries system to university leadership, alumni and donors; aligning the libraries team through internal communications media.
Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first class service and workplace flexibility. This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis, following a successful period of onboarding. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.
Duties/Physical Demands: The Strategic Communications Coordinator will: • Lead a cohesive overall communications plan and subsequent external relations strategies, including print and online mediums, social media and select events. • Brand manager for the Miami University Libraries, including the messaging and the look. • Advise on and coordinate communications efforts from the Dean’s Office, including presentation support and efforts to steward libraries donors. • Work collaboratively with university advancement and libraries fundraising staff to support alumni outreach and fundraising efforts. • Supervise full-time communications staff while coordinating involvement of personnel from across the division in support of specific events and initiatives. • Serve as lead writer and editor for major publications and eCommunications. • Collaborate with the Steward and Sustain Department including the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and archival collections to promote the collections, exhibits and other events as a way of engaging alumni, donors and the community. • Collaborate with library departments to promote resources, programs and services to Libraries stakeholders.
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560.
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Minimum Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism or related field; three years of post-baccalaureate experience in a communications, external relations or closely related field; and prior project management experience.
Desired Qualifications: Consideration may be given to candidates with experience in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite products; familiarity with email marketing platforms, such as Emma; experience coordinating and supporting events.; experience in developing communications plans and strategies; experience in higher education communications, alumni relations and/or development. Excellent written and verbal communications skills; excellent editing skills, including technical knowledge, grammar and formatting; and a proven record of prioritizing and balancing a range of ongoing, recurring and emerging tasks; strong organizational skills and the ability to manage deadline pressures; ability to collaborate and contribute in a team environment across a variety of partners, both organizationally and across campus.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Inquiries may be directed to Donna Richardson at [email protected].
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission. Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”