The communications manager for recruitment is a marketing/communications professional who assists the undergraduate and graduate recruitment team reach their enrollment goals. A key leader within the Office of University Communications, this manager's primary campus clients are the recruitment offices, particularly Undergraduate Admissions (transfer and traditional freshmen) and Graduate Admissions, to include graduate programs in the School of Psychology, Family, and Community; the School of Education; and the School of Business, Government, and Economics. A member of UC's Leadership Team, the communications manager has supervisory responsibilities and assists the senior director of UC as requested.
Responsibilities include ensuring consistent messaging as defined by SPU's branding protocols; ensuring consistently excellent client service; managing UC's digital marketing agency relationship; managing in-house paid digital advertising (Facebook, AdWords); and working collaboratively with the cross-department recruitment communications team.
The manager will assist recruitment clients in meeting their marketing and communication objectives through projects that include writing and editing; as well as project management for both print and web communications following the University's branding standards.
Acts as a communications specialist (writing, editing, project coordination) for campus clients.
Manages and implements SPU's paid digital advertising efforts (both in-house and via external advertising agency) in support of recruitment.
Helps the University articulate its vision to on- and off-campus audiences, assisting the senior director of University Communications to ensure the integrity and consistency of messaging in all communications, following principles articulated in SPU's branding protocols and strategic plan.
Supervises one communications specialist staff person.
As a member of the UC Leadership Team, assists in evaluating and improving UC processes, particularly those related to project management, client service, campaign management, and project production.
Bachelor's degree in writing, journalism, English, communications, public relations, marketing, or related field.
At least three years of experience working in a publishing and/or marketing environment.
Should have an established portfolio of published writing pieces, editing examples, and other communications projects.
Knowledge of the graphic design field is desirable, but actual production skills are not necessary.
The ability to meet deadlines and coordinate several jobs simultaneously is essential, as is the ability to work within a team setting.
Knowledge of copy-editing and Associated Press style, and attention to detail, are essential.
Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Outlook and Word, social media, and digital applications.
Position will remain open until filled.
Please submit cover letter and resume along with online application.
Internal Number: 150282
About Seattle Pacific University
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU is a Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants who are committed to its Christian mission and to the spiritual formation of its students. Qualified applicants should exhibit a deep awareness, understanding, and ability to articulate a commitment to biblical diversity and reconciliation. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.