Reporting to the Director, SUO Recruitment, the Assistant Director, SUO Communications is responsible for managing digital and written communications for Stevenson University Online. The Assistant Director is responsible for developing, managing, and evaluating external and internal communications for SUO enrollment strategies. The Assistant Director will manage digital communications with prospective and current adult students, manage internal communication workflow, and collaborates with the Office of Marketing & Digital Communications to assure cohesive branding strategies and provide SUO web content updates.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field plus three years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent writing, editing, and proof-reading skills
Extensive knowledge of current digital, social media, and recruitment communication strategies
Ability to adapt to emerging communication technologies and techniques
Ability to communicate effectively.
Creative thinker with excellent writing, editing, and project management skills
Working knowledge of both digital and print communication strategies
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Ability to travel between campuses as needed.
Implement and execute integrated communications plans for recruiting adult undergraduate and advanced degree students. These multi-channel communication plans consist of digital/social media strategies, email marketing, and traditional print publications.
Manage internal SUO communications.
Write template and initial copy for emails, print publications, and letters with editing, design, and strategic support as needed from the Office of Marketing & Digital Communications.
Draft and manage communications to prospects, accepted, and continuing students.
Process and coordinate outgoing mailings, digital and print.
Communicate important and timely information to SUO students through e-mail, the SUO Portal, and other applications
Develop and implement communication plans to inform students on relevant student support services including online new student orientation course in Blackboard, onsite new student orientation events, and online and onsite student success workshops
Develop materials/signage content for Admissions events including Open Houses and symposia.
Provide updates to third-party college recruitment guides.
Recruit, hire, train, manage, and evaluate SUO Graduate Assistants
Coordinate with Program Coordinators and other SUO staff to manage projects and workflow for Graduate Assistants
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.