Department Description: Rooted in social justice, led by compassion, inspired by curiosity, driven by a shared vision.
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall on the University of San Diego campus is home to the School of Leadership and Education Sciences' (SOLES) vibrant and vision-driven collective of academic departments, centers and institutes. Here, we combine innovation with introspection, academics with real-world application, and study with social impact.
Our nationally-accredited programs span the realms of leadership, teaching and counseling, both at graduate and undergraduate levels. They're all approached with an emphasis on social justice, multiculturalism and a determination to forge a better world together.
University Description: The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanitys urgent challenges.
Detailed Description: The Director of Communications and Marketing's primary responsibility will be establishing, integrating, and managing the brand of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES). Working collaboratively with SOLES student-serving and academic departments, its centers and institutes, and the university's public affairs personnel, the position will enhance the reputation, promotion, and visibility of the School, to local, national, and international audiences.
As a key member of the Dean's administrative leadership team, this position will develop and implement marketing processes and policies for SOLES. The Director will also assist the Dean with managing all SOLES branded print and digital marketing collateral, content creation, and other specific marketing efforts such as speech writing, email marketing campaigns, and public relations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Enhancing the Reputation and Visibility of SOLES
Develop strategies to enhance marketing appeal, promote event participation, expand outreach, highlight planned giving programming and fundraising campaigns, and reinforce institutional messaging.
Serve as the liaison between the Dean's Office, faculty University Public Relations and University Marketing and Communications for the purpose of promoting SOLES.
Research, write, edit, and distribute the Dean's initiatives including, but not limited to speech writing, special events, press releases, media advisories, campus announcements, and other public relations and community engagement efforts.
Compose and publish the Dean's Newsletter on a quarterly frequency per year.
Brand Strategy and Management
Develop the SOLES comprehensive marketing and brand strategy to promote core values and attributes.
Evaluate marketing efforts, prepare cost-benefit analysis, and make recommendations based on results and desired effect.
Establish and implement a SOLES wide communication processes, policies, and procedures.
Consult and collaborate with administrators to conceptualize marketing efforts within each department. (such as design, production, and distribution of collateral.)
Provide professional development sessions to maximize the impact and compliance of SOLES program-related communications.
Measurement and Reporting
Analyze campaigns and translate data into recommendations to revise content marketing strategy.
Prepare and submit quarterly reports on trends and traffic to benchmark KPI's.
Develop KPIs and assist with collection and reporting of communication channel metrics to provide regular updates on the progress towards goals and initiatives.
Have integral role on event subcommittees to develop promotion marketing campaigns to meet event goals.
Support aspects of event printing, design of materials and marketing budget.
Print and Digital Media
Source and publish content for SOLES target audiences on all appropriate communication channels.
Assist in the coordinating of photo shoots with subjects, photographer, and art director.
Ensure all postings work within/acknowledge University of San Diego branding guidelines.
Ensure all postings are free from spelling errors and use proper grammar
Other Duties as Assigned
Provide marketing support to the dean and institutes as needed. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in a related field or equivalent work experience 5-8 years prior experience in a multi-faceted marketing communications role, preferably with multiple business units
Experience with creative software such as Canva, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator,
Experience with strategic use of database software. Salesforce preferred.
Proficient experience and knowledge in Google Drive programs.
Experience working with CRM communications programs such as Constant Contact.
Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Superior verbal and written communication skills.
Exceptional Networking skills
Ability to navigate and manage data collection, entry, and analysis
Posting Salary: $5,149.67 - $9,270.67 per month; Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.
Special Application Instructions: Resume and Cover Letter Required
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Additional Details: Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: Open until filled
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.