Marketing and Communication Coordinator – School of Business
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 10809
The Marketing Communications Coordinator (MCC) is a member of the MARCOM Group in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business and reports to the Program Director for Marketing and Communications (PDMC). The School MARCOM Group works closely with the Dean’s Office, Senior Associate Dean’s Office, School Admissions staff as well as staff external to the School of Business (e.g., in Advancement, Enrollment Management, Division of Marketing and Communications, and others). The MCC will assist in the successful implementation of marketing plans; communication and engagement strategies; and various School events (e.g., for curricular/co-curricular competitions, donor engagement and student recruiting).
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works with the PDMC to create and implement School marketing and communication plans.
Helps write/edit School publications, provide timely/accurate website updates
Creates materials for School social media channels and to execute social media strategies.
Researches, creates, writes, edits, and constantly improves copy for website and School publications.
Creates graphics for School digital monitors and manage their presentation.
Helps develop and execute School events and some program-level events (act as on-site lead).
A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, or a related field of study.
At least one (1) year of experience in marketing, communications, and event management.
Strong writing, editing, project management, interpersonal and communications skills.
Impeccable grammar, strong attention to detail and an eye for typographical errors.
Ability to multi-task effectively, take direction and offer ideas for consideration.
Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with a diverse range of constituencies.
Strong customer service orientation, particularly in stressful settings such as major events.
Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks to meet quality and deadline expectations.
Embraces the values of the School and its Spiritan mission as part of Duquesne University.
Strong skills with Microsoft Office, particular Word and PowerPoint.
Ability to work some weekend and evening hours as required; possess a valid driver’s license.
Two (2) or more years of marketing communications experience in a business or professional school.
Ability to develop, write, design and produce principal print and digital publications.
Significant project management experience with the ability to adapt to changing priorities.
A track record of planning and executing successful events.
Experience producing and submitting content, photos and videos for social media platforms.
Experience with CMS, photography editing, Adobe InDesign, and online design platforms.
An alumna or alumnus of Duquesne University.
Additional training and/or a MS in marketing communications or a related field of study. Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission. Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others). Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.