The Communications Manager, Student Affairs directs, designs, and disseminates strategic communications in support of the Student Affairs Division as a fully integrated member of LMU's Marketing and Communications team. Reporting to the Director of Internal Communications, this embedded professional oversees engagement efforts across Student Affairs by managing the development, maintenance, appearance, and functionality of promotional and communication vehicles utilized to engage students in their co-curricular life on campus; including, but not limited to the Student Affairs website, social media, newsletters, and portals. The incumbent ensures that communications promote goodwill, align with the university's mission and goals, and advance Student Affairs and the university's strategic priorities and brand strategy as part of a broader, synchronized, multi-disciplinary team of communications professionals.
Typically a Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or business management preferred or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills and abilities needed to stay abreast of best practices and industry trends.
Minimum of four years' experience in a higher-education or non-profit setting preferred, with proven skills, knowledge and ability in communications and/or marketing. Ability to work effectively and independently with internal and external constituencies and with professionals of varied disciplines to accomplish tasks and projects.
Demonstrated experience managing and executing across multiple communications and marketing channels and media; highly developed skills in communications writing and editing.
Highly collaborative style with experience developing and implementing communications strategies successfully; background that demonstrates relationship-building, consensus-building, flexibility, and managing through influencing.
Self-starter, able to work independently and entrepreneurially; experience creating, developing and implementing new initiatives.
Demonstrated computer competency with common production software suites, such as photo editing software, email marketing tools, and analytics reporting software.
Effective project planning and project management skills are required along with the ability to multi-task.
Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the ability listen with the skill to gather critical, accurate information.
Experience working in and/or with large-scale organizations which utilize processes to review and approve ideas and enterprise solutions to deliver services.
Ability to brainstorm, synthesize multiple concepts and think strategically.
Ability to work effectively, independently and collaboratively with different constituencies and with creative, communications and technical professionals to accomplish group tasks and projects is required.
Must be able to perform successfully in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, and service-oriented environment. Willing and able to adjust to changing demands and shifting priorities.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.