Suffolk's Division of Communications, including its Offices of Marketing & Communications and Public Affairs, consists of storytellers, professional strategists, writers, designers, and multimedia producers offering a depth of expertise in a variety of media. We tell the story of the University across a range of audiences and media producing everything from news and feature pieces, to long and short form videos, collateral and advertising, and web and social media content.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Marketing with a dotted-line relationship to the Executive Director of the Center for Career Education and Professional Development, the Associate Director of Marketing will play a critical role in ensuring that career readiness and career development are seen as part and parcel of a Suffolk education. Utilizing the resources, equipment, and support of both these offices, this individual will be responsible for crafting and sharing a broad, strategic, and evolving narrative about the career successes of Suffolk students and alumni and the institution's commitment to excellence in career preparation. A key understanding of the institution's brand, student population, and career education goals will be critical for shaping the message of content.
Working with other members of the OMC team and in partnership with CEPD colleagues, the Associate Director of Marketing will produce short- and long-form written content, video, audio, and other media as is deemed strategically beneficial. Audiences for this content include current undergraduate and graduate students, prospective students, alumni, current and prospective employers, and internal stakeholders (Suffolk faculty, staff, and senior administrators). One aspect of this storytelling and messaging campaign will focus on supporting efforts to build identity, recognition, and excitement around Suffolk's newly-expanded and reimagined Career Center for all aforementioned stakeholders.
Seek out and develop compelling narratives about the successful internship and career outcomes of Suffolk students and alumni. These may be produced as short- and long-form written content, video, audio, and other media as is strategically beneficial, in collaboration with OMC and CEPD colleagues
Target stories for all stakeholder populations, including current undergraduate and graduate students, prospective students, alumni, employers, and internal stakeholders (Suffolk faculty, staff, and senior administrators)
Ensure that the portfolio of media produced includes the stories of a diverse and representative population of Suffolk students, alumni, and employers
Partner with the Career Outcomes liaison in the Office of Institutional Research to develop narratives around the positive career outcomes data collected
Partner with staff and faculty outside of OMC and CEPD to identify stories of students and alumni career success
Brand Development and Strategy
Develop clear messaging to increase awareness of the mission and vision of the Center for Career Education and Professional Development, and play an active role in shaping the language of that mission and vision.
Develop a set of brand guidelines for the Center that is consistent with the narrative identity and goals; partner with colleagues in OMC and CEPD to produce materials and templates in line with these guidelines
Work with the CEPD Director of Operations to develop a communications strategy for internal and external communication, via email, social media, and other recommended sources.
Supporting other OMC initiatives
Seek out and facilitate ways to connect and amplify CEPD storytelling initiatives with other OMC initiatives that contribute to the overall value of attending Suffolk University and earning a Suffolk degree. Initiatives include enrollment support, branding, and reputation enhancement.
Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years of experience in marketing and communications (or related) experience
Ability to conceptualize and see a brand strategy from both a short and long-term perspective
Experience in developing and implementing strategic communication plans and initiatives across an organization with multiple stakeholders
SEO, PPC, and Digital Marketing experience
Exceptional communication skills, including publications i.e., copywriting, editing, and proofreading skills, public speaking, and presentations
Experience managing web, social media, email, and video campaigns
Ability to collaborate, problem solve and drive initiatives within cross-functional teams
Professional and proactive work ethic
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.
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About Suffolk University
Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.