The chief duty of the Communications Specialist for Inclusive Excellence is to provide editorial services for print and digital publications related to inclusive excellence. Under supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Publications and in close collaboration with the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, the Communications Specialist will coordinate, conceive, write, design and publish a variety of print and digital communications. These communications will be created for both internal and external audiences and designed to support and advance student success and the university's initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Bachelor's degree or higher in journalism, publishing, English composition, communications or related field. Minimum of two years of experience in communications or related occupation.
Special Skills Or Experience:
Knowledge of concepts and issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion; excellent oral, writing and editing skills; ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents; superior ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints; proficiency in AP style; proficiency in using social media and online communications; ability to write opinion articles, speeches and other persuasive compositions; experience in working within a web content management system such a WordPress; strong interpersonal skills; strong multitasking skills and an ability to manage competing priorities; excellent judgement, discretion and professionalism. Must have significant experience with Microsoft Office programs as well as confidence in communicating complex ideas via social media platforms. Experience using Adobe Photoshop and/or InDesign and still photography is preferred.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Degree/Major: Bachelor's degree or higher
Length Of Experience:
Minimum of two years of experience in communications or related occupation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Publications and in close collaboration with the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, coordinate, conceive, write, design and publish a variety of print and digital communications. These communications will be created for both internal and external audiences and designed to support and advance student success and the university's initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Specific duties will include the following.
a. Develop content for and maintain the Division of Inclusive Excellence website and publications as well as community communications issued by the division
b. Develop content for and maintain the Committee on Elon History and Memory's web presence
c. Develop content for and maintain Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts for the Division of Inclusive Excellence and contribute related content to Elon's main social media accounts
d. Identify and write stories for print and online distribution highlighting Elon's initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion and celebrating the success stories of individuals related to these efforts
e. Support communications with advisory boards and other groups associated with the Division of Inclusive Excellence
f. Develop communications to promote and support campus events and initiatives related to inclusive excellence
g. Assist with writing, editing and project management for student life department publications, websites and communications projects
h. Participate in planning and provide editorial input and review for University Communications digital and print communications, providing a special focus and perspective on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion
Participate in regular meetings with staff from the Office of University Communications and the Division of Inclusive Excellence.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon's 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked #1 for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that
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About Elon University
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.