The College of Engineering is seeking a Digital Communications Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
The purpose of this position is to move the college's many stakeholders — other engineering schools, alumni, donors, industry partners, state and federal government entities, and prospective high-achieving and underrepresented students — toward stronger relationships (i.e., opinion, perception, and affinity) with the college and thereby growing its brand image, reputation, and loyalty. The Digital Communications Manager (DCM) ensures the college's digital presence, in all platforms including web and social media, is integrated and works in unison to support the university's brand, the college's sub-brand, strategic plan, and marketing and communications plan.
The DCM reports to the Senior Director of Advancement Communications and consults with the director on prioritizing and allocating resources appropriately so that projects are completed in a timely manner based on their strategic importance. The DCM is a member of the college's marketing and communications team and participates in strategy and planning to ensure alignment across all communications platforms. The DCM collaborates with the college's IT team, Central Web Services, and University Relations and Marketing to successfully plan, implement, and assess web and social strategies and technologies.
The DCM is responsible for: 1) the development and implementation of a college-wide digital communications plan; 2) the development, maintenance, and integration of the college's website backed by data measurement and analysis; 3) message, visual, and overall brand alignment across the websites of the college, the five schools, and all of the college's departments, programs, and other subunits; 4) oversight of all aspects of the service delivery related to web design/development, including planning, project management/execution, and customer services to internal stakeholders; and 5) oversight of the college's social media presence and providing guidance and assistance in enhancing the five schools' social media presence.
The DCM is an experienced and creative technologist, communicator, and leader with a passion for emerging web, social media, and other digital technologies with an excellent sense of information design, web architectures, and an understanding of digital marketing tools and trends.
The DCM must be able to effectively and persuasively communicate with key stakeholders, work within a matrix organizational structure, and manage competing priorities. The DCM provides effective and collaborative leadership that ensures synergistic, comprehensive, and consistent marketing and communications in the digital space across all subunits to achieve the goals associated with college's marketing communications plan. The DCM meets with internal clients to determine the scope, resources, and budget estimate for projects. The DCM determines the plan and executes the tactics in a timely and professional manner with regular contact with the client and, when appropriate, with the director. The DCM establishes and maintains procedures, coordinates projects to accomplish goals, monitors projects for compliance with applicable policies and procedures, and is responsible for ensuring the projects stay on time and within budget. The DCM must skillfully balance between clients' needs and requirements, the university's brand guidelines, and the college's sub-brand guidelines and strategic plan.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field. 3 years’ experience related to the discipline of the college, unit or department.
Minimum of five years of experience in managing communications or web and social media services, or combination of experience and advanced education that demonstrates comparable background.
Experience managing a brand for web and digital channels.
Expertise in HTML, CSS, and experience with evolving techniques, tools and strategies for displaying content on the web.
A commitment to meet high standards of accessibility and usability.
Ability to work well with a broad range of stakeholders, and a proven record of working cooperatively and flexibly as part of a team.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Ability to manage priorities, deadlines, and time-critical situations for multiple projects and clients, and proven diplomatic, leadership, and public speaking skills.
Experience using Google Analytics to monitor site traffic and behaviors along with marketing campaign measurement and management.
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