Director of Communications
Job Title: Director of Communications Status: Full-time Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MAY 19TH
The Director of Communications is responsible for leading the development of strategic communications programs and oversees all internal and external communications, including developing website content, planning and managing social media and public relations campaigns, developing email campaigns, and creating print and digital promotions to support organizational objectives. The Director is also a part of the organization’s Advocacy Team, which leads execution planning of student-driven objectives and legislative goals, and co-supervises the Assistant Director of Advocacy and part-time staff on the Minnesota State university campuses.
1) Develop, Advise and Prepare Communications
Develop, advise and prepare Students United communications, including internal and external publications, media relations, special events, digital newsletter, and website
Articulate vision for visual materials or projects to creative freelancers/contractors (photographers, graphic designers, printers, etc.)
2) Develop Strategy Communications
Develop, implement and maintain visibility plan
Assist in the implementation strategy of legislative and organizational goals
Assist in strategic planning outcome goals
Provide message and issue development around events and campaigns, including fundraisers, scholarships, and outreach
3) Oversee Public Relation Budget and Promotions
Advise on the public relations budget for each fiscal year
Oversee all purchases made within public relations budget, including ordering of promotional materials, merchandise store, awards, advertisements and other promotional uses
4) Supervising and Mentoring
Co-supervise the Assistant Director of Advocacy
Hire and supervise seven part-time student public relations specialists
Hire and supervise one part-time communications intern
Develop and assist in workshops or trainings at conferences and with campuses
a. Advocate on behalf of the students of the seven Minnesota state universities to administer and promote student-initiated programs in higher education and in legislative efforts.
Attend meetings on behalf of the association
Attend Students United conferences, meetings, and related events.
Other duties as directed by the Executive Director.
Experience and Qualification Requirements:
1) Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Communications, Public Relations, English, etc.)
2) 3+ years of related job experience
3) Ability to travel across Minnesota for events and to visit university campuses
4) Willingness to work some weekends
5) Strong verbal and written communications skills
6) Comfort with public speaking
7) Ability to work with diverse groups
Please send a resume, cover letter and three references to our Director of Operations Kalista Mangahas at email@example.com.
Students United is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion or creed, citizenship, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and/or family status, age, public assistance status, or veteran status. Criminal backgrounds are not an automatic disqualifier for employment at Students United.