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Claremont Graduate University is seeking a motivated, creative and digitally savvy communications professional to support the execution of an impactful social media program to strengthen the university’s audience engagement and brand enhancement strategies.
Reporting to the Executive Director of University Communications, this position has primary responsibilities for the CGU and Office of the President social media channels and content, as well as collaboration and oversight of additional school-based channels.
Principal content developer and coordinator of CGU social media channels. Maintain editorial calendar, engagement opportunities and prepare analytics in support of continued growth of channel audience(s). Coordinate with school-based staff to ensure all CGU social activity is aligned with CGU brand and voice.
Support social media requirements for the Office of the President. Identify content opportunities, take photographs, write material and post/follow-up with a goal of building reputation and awareness of President/CGU.
Perform analysis and develop actionable metrics based on channel performance with a focus on audience growth, audience engagement, lead generation, competitive positioning and brand reputation.
Collaborate with Marketing & Communications colleagues to develop and maintain department content calendar and strategy.
Work closely with Video Director to position video products for social media distribution.
Build and foster collaborative relationships with other departments across campus to stay informed and abreast of new initiatives, products and services.
Write and edit a variety of content for support of Marketing & Communications deliverables, including online, print and collateral content. Must be able to write succinct and professional marketing and communications content in both short and long form.
Assist in the development of marketing and communications materials and programs to promote and publicize university activities.
Review and edit content for programs, brochures, posters, postcards, invitations, etc.
Maintain, update and follow Claremont Graduate University’s Brand and Identity Standards Manual.
Assist in the development and implementation of plans, policies, and processes in support of Office of Communications goals, specifically related to digital and social channel management.
Ensures that all communications materials reflect a requisite level of sophistication and professionalism.
Participate as an active member of the Office of Marketing & Communications, sharing information and collaborating with colleagues in a respectful and professional manner; contributing to a healthy and positive work environment.
Perform other duties as assigned in support of CGU’s mission.
Proficiency in website maintenance and support and WordPress experience are desired.
Digital photography experience and skills are desired.
Experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and/or other creative platforms is desired.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills are required.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
Qualified candidates must be proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and e-mail systems.
Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
Understanding of contemporary social media platforms and related analytics insight tracking
A familiarity with design principles and InDesign software is preferred.
Ability to work during “off-hours” at times is essential to support content capture for social media requirements.
A Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s preferred or any combination of education and experience that provides the required skills and ability is acceptable. A Minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience in public relations, social media/digital communications, journalism and/or communications. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and meet CGU’s authorized driver’s requirements.
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Claremont Graduate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in its employment practice and in admission of students to educational programs and activities in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws. Claremont Graduate University is committed to affirmative action in employment practices regarding ethnic minorities, the physically handicapped, Vietnam-era veterans and women.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.