Assistant Director, University Advancement, Marketing and Communications
Coordinates, assembles, researches, and creates communication products, which include online and print vehicles that support University Advancement’s strategies to grow alumni and donor engagement.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year degree program in journalism, English, communications, public relations, business, liberal arts or related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in alumni and donor communications or related field; experience with word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; must have a valid vehicle operator's license.
A Bachelor’s degree.
3 years of copywriting experience in higher education or readily transferable skills and a proven track record of working in a complex environment.
3 years of writing/editing highly visible publications.
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software. (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, Premiere Pro)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and intellectual curiosity.
Collaborative team-oriented style. Ability to work with a variety of personality types and sensitive to various cultures.
Knowledgeable of Associated Press and Chicago writing style standards
Knowledge of graphic design, print, video, social media and nontraditional media
Ability to meet tight deadlines.
Strong news and editorial judgment.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Familiar with CRM systems such as Salesforce and Ellucian Advance
Required Application Materials
Work hours are 8 am to 5 pm with some nights and weekends
Bidding eligibility ends on 8/7/18 at 11:55 PM.
Internal Number: 522915
About Michigan State University
Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.Together, we tackle some of the world?s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better?from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.The nation?s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world?on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we?re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.