This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. On occasion, the position responsibilities may require working outside normal business hours (i.e. before 8:30 a.m. and after 5 p.m.).
Department Name/Job Location
This position is in the Social Policy Institute. The position is located at Hillman Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus. The ability to travel to on- and off-campus locations for meetings is required.
Currently, this position is virtual with a laptop provided. Work will eventually be performed primarily in the Social Policy Institute offices at Hillman Hall
Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY:
The Social Policy Institute is a university-wide initiative at Washington University in St. Louis dedicated to addressing pressing social issues through transdisciplinary empirical research, dissemination of evidence-informed policy, and training. The institute seeks a communications coordinator to assist in managing project activities, ensuring that projects are executed successfully, helping to shape communications about project work, and supporting research activities, as needed. This position will support the communications functions of the Social Policy Institute and its research dissemination, promotion and education efforts.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Marketing Communications:
- Serve as a liaison between all internal SPI teams and communications department.
- Contribute to the development of marketing and communications plans to reach various stakeholders.
- Build email and mailing distribution lists and support maintenance of the CRM system.
- Manage calendar of events for promotional purposes.
- Research and provide recommendations on branded promotional items and communications materials.
2. Production and Distribution:
- Collaborate with the communications manager on the development of communications and marketing materials, including email communications.
- With guidance from the communications manager, create select print and digital communications collateral, including posters, postcards, flyers, newsletters, blog posts, one-pagers and invitations.
- Write and proofread web and print content to ensure accuracy and adherence to SPI and Washington University brand standards (AP Style); coordinate updates with communications manager.
- Develop and monitor content on external websites and social media, including tracking analytics.
- Research deadlines and specifications for upcoming opportunities and maintain production schedule with communications manager. Oversee scheduling of photo and video shoots related to marketing activities.
3. Events and Internal Communications:
- Coordinate materials and marketing logistics for events.
- Manage compliance of internal communications, such as posters and flyers.
- Oversee content for digital ads and other on-campus promotional opportunities.
4. Financial Management:
- Help manage a departmental system to submit and track marketing expenses, and manage approvals for invoices for print, digital and postage.
5. General Administration:
- Manage a routine inventory of digital and printed collateral materials.
- Assist with scheduling and other administrative duties for communications manager. Participate in regular departmental meetings.
- Perform other activities as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience with two years of communication, production, writing and/or marketing experience.
- Experience with email marketing products.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign.
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business or related field.
- Three years of communication, print production or marketing experience, with at least one year in a higher education setting.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to foster productive working relationships with diverse constituencies.
- Excellent writing and editing skills.
- Experience with copywriting, digital and print promotion, and production of social media campaign content.
- Knowledge of AP style.
- Creativity in outlook and approach to communications and marketing.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple project simultaneously.
- Ability to work and thrive in a team environment, as well as independently.
- Ability to remain positive, professional and effective in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
The hiring range for this position is $37,401 – $47,717 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.
Applicant Special Instructions
Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.