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Position Title: Assistant Vice President of Communications
School/Division: Office of Interactive Media (division)
Office: Marketing & Communications
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, the Assistant Vice President of Communications will craft Hofstra's story through a strategy of owned and earned media. They will bring news and media relations expertise and serve as a primary contact for local and national media. This position will supervise several functions including media relations, story-driven content creation, internal communications, and social media. The role is both strategic and tactical, leading a department that serves the internal campus community and external audiences. The AVP will provide communications guidance to University leadership and ensure that University messaging is clear and consistent across all platforms and channels.
Supervises the Senior Director of Public Relations, Director of Public Relations, Magazine Editor, Social Media Manager, and the Internal Communications Specialist.
Leads media relations for the university by developing and executing a local and national media strategy.
Pitches and promotes the university, faculty, students, alumni, and programs.
Creates a content strategy including press releases, news stories, magazines, newsletters, and social media.
Creates a content distribution plan for owned and earned media.
Sets the standards for storytelling at Hofstra and advise the campus community on storytelling strategy.
Analyzes and reports on owned and earned media.
Strategizes with and advises the Vice President and other university leaders on communications management.
Serves as the central communications resource to the entire campus community through committees, communities of practice, and networking with colleagues.
Writes and edits speeches, statements, remarks, letters, and op-eds for various faculty, administrators, and board members.
Bachelor's degree required.
Minimum of 8- 10 year prior related experience.
Strong communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.
Expert proficiency in collaborating with executive leaders.
Experience publishing content on the web.
Experience in higher education, preferred.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the w...orld who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.