Communications Coordinator (Office of the Provost) - (1900773)
Reporting to the Assistant Provost, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for coordinating messaging for web, print and other materials across Provost Team offices working in close collaboration with the Division of Communications. In addition, the position supports the development of presentation materials for the Provost.
The Office of the Provost works closely with the chancellor and other vice chancellors to fulfill the university's mission.
Embrace the benefits of broad-based liberal education within a highly active research environment;
Promote values of scholarship, leadership, and collegiality in the pursuit of excellence in discovery and service within an engaged living-learning campus community;
Educate the whole student to prepare each to be active citizens that engage, question and forge positive change in our world;
Foster an inclusive environment that embraces diversity, providing all qualified undergraduate students with equal access to a Vanderbilt education regardless of socio-economic status; and to
Leverage One Vanderbilt, a uniquely synergistic collection of 10 colleges and schools on a geographically central university campus.
Duties and responsibilities
Writes content for both print and Web including the provost office website, blog, brochures, and newsletters
Assists in the implementation of communications strategies ensuring consistency in process and messaging
Manages and monitors the Office of the Provost social media and online presence
Coordinates the publishing schedule and process of MyVU stories in collaboration with Provost Team offices and the Division of Communications
Develops common set of templates and processes for web and other communications in partnership with the Division of Communications as needed and assist in implementation across Provost team offices
Makes sure that all promotional and marketing materials are consistent with Provost Office messages, style and other defined parameters
Identifies and resolve any issues with promotional content in a timely and professional manner.
Assesses and reports on the effectiveness of communication strategies
Develops presentation materials for the Provost working with partners across the Provost team and across campus to gather and synthesize content and data
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
A Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications, English, Public Relations or Journalism or related area from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.
A minimum of 3- 5 years' experience working in a marketing or communications position is necessary.
Experience in higher education communications is preferred.
A solid understanding of effective marketing techniques is necessary.
Excellent writing and editing skills are necessary.
Ability to lay out content in various mediums (slides, web, print, etc.) is necessary
Experience working with a content management system is necessary
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively is necessary.
Strong time-management and organizational skills are necessary.
About Vanderbilt Benefits Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
About Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America's Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.