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CUNY Communications and College Relations Specialist in New York, New York

Job Title: Communications and College Relations Specialist

Job ID: 20929

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular



John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


Reporting to the Director of Special Projects, the selected candidate will:

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, additional duties includes:

  • Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, bench-marking, messaging and audience identification.

  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action.

  • Set up and optimize John Jay College pages within each platform to increase the visibility of the College's social content.

  • Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community.

  • Create editorial calendars schedules.

  • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information.

  • Collaborate with other departments to manage reputation, identify key players and coordinate actions.

  • Create and edit student communications.

  • Attend meetings and committees as required.


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


Assists in establishing and maintaining relationships with external entities and communities, representing the College's positions and interests

  • Serves as a liaison to one or more external organizations, representing the College and building working relationships with the leadership of these organizations

  • Plans and implements communications campaigns, working with publications staff

  • Develops an understanding of the concerns of external organizations and communicates these to appropriate College management

  • Plans public activities and contributes to marketing of College activities and programs to external groups

  • With College publications and editorial personnel, plans, writes, and produces publicity materials and other external communications

  • May maintain relationships with media representatives

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Communications and College Relations Specialist


Higher Education Assistant




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.


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Review of resumes to begin August 12, 2019.

Posting closes on August 26, 2019.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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.