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Communications Coordinator


Communications Coordinator
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Office of the Dean – HCAD

Reports To:
Dean Branko Kolarevic

Position Type:

Position Summary:
The Hillier College of Architecture and Design is a dynamic College within the STEM-focused New Jersey Institute of Technology. As a design College, we thrive on creativity, experimentation, hard work, dedication, and the success of our students and alumni. In higher education, our work schedules ebb and flow with the academic calendar and in preparation for special events, alumni engagement and the accreditations that keep us current with industry standards. In this role, you will be part of a team that is building for the future, uses technology as well as our hands, and strives to continue in the tradition of graduating students who work in or start their own architectural firms, movie and film production companies, interior design firms, product design firms, and design and animation firms. We are looking for someone who is ready to dive in and be part of our team, who is not afraid of hard work, and is ready to accept the myriad rewards from that work. The Communications Coordinator will support the Dean and the Hillier College of Architecture and Design by working in conjunction with the Office for Strategic Communications to develop and build a brand for the college that speaks to recruiting, alumni engagement, professional practice and higher education audiences. Specific projects will include, but are not limited to: generating and editing written and visual promotional material about the College, faculty, and students; compiling and editing reports for external audiences including accreditors; Hillier College web profile management, search engine optimization, third party reporting sites; social media, and content systems support as assigned by the Dean. This person will have a key role in all external communications and actively pursue opportunities to promote the College.

Essential Functions:
Write, edit, and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the Hillier Colleges' activities, products and/or services. Collaborate closely with the Office of Strategic Communications. Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of the brand, and coordinate publicity events. Maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics. Proactively manage and maintain the College's social media feed. Interact with faculty and the leaders of the various student organizations to drive media content. Coordinate publicity around recruitment and retention strategies with the two Schools within the College.

Additional Functions:
Collaborate with management to develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on our target audience. Manage digital course evidence repository and curate a selection of student design work for publication to maintain an evergreen web and print media presence. Work collaboratively with the administrative support staff to ensure all activities requiring publicity are communicated appropriately throughout the College. Manage periodic accreditation reporting and accreditation team visit logistics. Other duties as assigned by the Dean

Essential Characteristics:
Prolific and superb writer Excellent curator of visual work Excellent interpersonal skills Self-directed Service Oriented Innovative Thinker Detail Oriented

Prerequisite Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree with 3 years of related experience in a communications role or related field Proficiency in Basic Desktop Publishing, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be accepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

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As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102-1982


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