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CUNY Communications Manager in Brooklyn, New York

Communications Manager

Job ID

24351

Location

NYC College of Technology

Full/Part Time

Regular/Temporary

Regular

POSITION DETAILS

New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York (CUNY), a comprehensive college in downtown Brooklyn, offering 60 associate and baccalaureate degrees, invites applications for aCommunications Manager.

Reporting to the Executive Assistant to the President, the Communications Manager will, in addition to the CUNY Title Overview:

  • Research, develop, and write content for a variety of marketing needs: press releases, articles, ad copy, web, and social media networking sites

  • Distribute press releases to key media contacts, maintain media database (Cision), and media lists, and track media stories (Meltwater)

  • Work with Image and Visual Communications to post all social media content across multiple platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

  • Coordinate a City Tech Communications newsletter, in order to increase visibility of student, alumnae, faculty, and staff success, inform the community of events, and compile both internal and external City Tech news

  • Assist in preparation and management of annual communications strategic plan, including digital advertising and social media goals, and assessment

  • Oversee the Office of Image and Visual Communications in coordinating advertising and marketing materials, also collaborating with Enrollment Management and Institutional Advancement (Development)

  • Perform related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA in English, Communications, Journalism or related field;

  • Excellent English language skills (written and oral)

  • Excellent research and organization skills, and strong attention to detail

  • Ability to quickly generate copy, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines

  • Experience with social media and digital advertising strategy, including planning, writing, and analytics.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

Oversees implementation of communications programs and produces communications in all media to meet a variety of College needs

  • Provides creative direction for publications and marketing materials, such as catalogs, annual reports, brochures, direct mail packages, print advertising and other marketing materials

  • Works with College clientele (faculty, administrators, and student representatives) to understand their communications objectives, select appropriate messages, formats, and distribution methods, set production timelines, and establish appropriate editorial and design approaches

  • Provides creative direction and supervision to external and/or internal creative resources such as writers, photographers, illustrators and graphic designers

  • Ensures consistent application of standards and guidelines for College materials, such as graphic identity standards

  • Manages production activities, including creating printing specifications and arranging procurement of services, managing work flows, and production schedules, and assuring a quality finished product

  • Prepares sensitive and high-priority communications such as speeches for use by senior management

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Associate

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of resumes to begin on or after May 19, 2022.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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