Title: 1284-NN - Public Relations/Communications Manager
Business Title: Director of Campaign Communications
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The Director of Campaign Communications will oversee the daily operations of the Foundation's Marketing and Communication team and the production of campaign communication content development, including writing, graphic design, digital media, videography / photography, and social media.
The Director is responsible for implementing WSU Foundation communications strategies in support of a ten-year fundraising campaign. The Director reports to the AVP Campaign and Philanthropic Communications, while working closely with all members of Washington State University Foundation leadership.
The Director of Campaign Communications contributes to the development of external and internal communication plans for the WSU Foundation. The Director is responsible for assigning work to meet deadlines outlined in the plans to include case development, printed pieces, social media, tool-kit templates for the Development Officers and branded campaign materials.
The Director will oversee the redesign of WSU Advancement communication vehicles, Foundation websites and any other related sites, as well as contribute to and manage the strategy for posting relevant information on all social media platforms with the aim of creating a vehicle to share stories about students, faculty, alumni and donors that amplifies impact across the WSU system.
The Director will be responsible for the management of the division's internal and external communications materials in print and electronic formats related to fundraising and key divisional events and will orchestrate the planning associated with those efforts. As needed, the Director will manage the creation of other materials needed to cultivate major donors, and attract high-quality faculty, researchers, and undergraduate and graduate students.
The Director will also work with the Annual Fund and Planned Giving staffs to understand the mailing calendar, provide content and design assistance where necessary and ensure that their messaging is in alignment with WSU Foundation brand, standards and materials and adheres to university branding guidelines. In the planning and creation of these materials the Director will use multiple methods to gather input, including surveys, focus groups, interviews, and observation of other forums when appropriate. The Director will manage the Art Director, Advancement Writer, Graphic Designer, and Administrative Assistant. Additional personnel-management responsibility may be added in the future.
A Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or other relevant field AND four (4) years of professional level experience in print or broadcast media, public relations work or other relevant experience which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience.
Experience leading creative teams.
Highly developed project management skills with a track record of meeting deadlines and delivering high-quality communication pieces.
Ability to concurrently support and manage multiple complex projects in a fast-paced environment.
Strong customer-service orientation.
Exceptional writing/editing abilities with current writing/editing samples.
Ability to listen and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and some weekends.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience working in a higher education and/or a university Advancement unit is highly desirable.
Demonstrated understanding of web/digital communication technology and best practices.
Basic working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience. FTE: 100% Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Position Term in months: 12
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164
Area/College: University Development Department Name: University Advancement Department Link:foundation.wsu.edu Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: Screening of applications will begin May 14, 2021, and continue until the position has been filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Required Documents: 1) Resume 2) Cover letter
Time Type: Full time
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Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.