Marymount Manhattan

Staff Positions

  • Communications Coordinator

    Reporting to the Director of Public Relations and Marketing, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for coordinating media, marketing and public relations for the Marymount Manhattan College community and Institutional Advancement.

    CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist in developing and writing news pitches and press releases for distribution to local, regional and national media (print, television and radio) announcing      accomplishments of College community members, notable contributions,      scholarships and grant awards, special events and other news.
    • Search, gather and write media (print, television and radio) placements for the College; build and maintain detailed media clip report.      
    • Coordinate, design, create and edit internal creative projects, including but not limited to, postcards, brochures and invitations
    • Take photos as needed to incorporate into story pitches, press releases and other public relations efforts.
    • Assist with Web content (text and photos); collaborate with the Communications and Graphic Design Specialist to update Web pages including alumni, planned giving, parents, annual giving, and campaign Web pages.
    • Assist with posting news and events photo galleries and media placements; manage advancement-related pages on the Marymount Manhattan College web site.
    • Collect price estimates, invoices and work orders for creative projects, including but not limited to postcards, brochures and invitations.
    • Handle media requests; provide promotional and informational materials including press kits, photos, newsletters and brochures.
    • Provide assistance with promotion for special events such as faculty book signings, annual fundraisers, and informational panels.
    • Build and maintain working relationships with outside vendors including printers, graphic designers, and photographers; collect and record bids for various projects.
    • Ability to create, direct and execute social media initiatives.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Education & Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree required in English, journalism, public relations, broadcasting, mass communications or related field.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of working for a non-profit organization, preferably in higher education institution, with a strong understanding of best practices in media relations.

    Other Requirements:

    • Exceptional writing and editing skills; knowledge of Associated Press and/or New York Times style; good understanding of journalism principles and techniques.
    • Strong verbal communication skills; ability to work collaboratively with all college constituents, including faculty and staff members students, alumni, donors and public relations and graphic design consultants.
    • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects in order to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
    • Knowledge, understanding and ability to handle digital photography and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
    • Strong skills related to Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook); Adobe programs (Adobe Writer; Adobe Reader).
    • Outstanding computer skills.
    • Available to work occasional nights and weekends to cover special events.

     

    How to Apply:

    Please send resume and cover letter to:

    Marymount Manhattan College

    221 East 71st Street

    New York, NY 10021

    HR@mmm.edu

  • Director of Public Relations & Marketing

    Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Director of Public Relations & Marketing is responsible for coordinating media, marketing and public relations for the Marymount Manhattan College community and Institutional Advancement.

    CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBITIES:

    • Create relationships with news and media personnel and develop and write news pitches and press releases for distribution to local, regional and national media (print, television and radio) announcing accomplishments of College community members, notable contributions, scholarships and grant awards, special events and other news.
    • Develop media opportunities for College faculty, administration and other members of the MMC community.  Maintain a list of faculty experts for media opportunities.
    • Direct a re-branding campaign involving all college constituencies.
    • Manage all presidential written collateral such as letters, talking points, memos, etc. as needed. 
    • Meet with faculty and staff on a regular basis to collaborate on story ideas and public relations opportunities.
    • Develop, create, write and edit the President’s Report, College magazine, newsletters, Web postings and additional communication materials in collaboration with a graphic design firm, if necessary.
    • Collect price estimates, invoices and work orders for creative projects, including but not limited to postcards, brochures and invitations.
    • Handle media requests; provide promotional and informational materials including press kits, photos, newsletters and brochures.
    • Provide assistance with promotional special events such as faculty book signings, annual fundraisers, and informational panels.
    • Ability to oversee, create and manage social media.
    • Manage all crisis communications as needed.

    Education & Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree required in English, journalism, public relations, broadcasting, mass communications or related field.
    • Minimum of 6 years’ experience of working for a non-profit organization, preferably in higher education institution, with a strong understanding of best practices in media relations.

    Other Requirements:

    • Exceptional writing and editing skills; knowledge of Associated Press and/or New York Times style; good understanding of journalism principles and techniques.
    • Strong verbal communication skills; ability to work collaboratively with all college constituents, including faculty and staff members students, alumni, donors and public relations and graphic design consultants.
    • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects in order to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
    • Knowledge, understanding and ability to handle digital photography and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
    • Strong skills related to Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook); Adobe programs (Adobe Writer; Adobe Reader).
    • Outstanding computer skills.

     

    How to Apply:

    Please send resume and cover letter to:

    Marymount Manhattan College

    221 East 71st Street

    New York, NY 10021

    HR@mmm.edu

  • Dean of Students/Diversity Officer

    The Division of Student Affairs houses the following offices:  Academic Access; Disability Services; Campus Ministry; Career Services; Counseling and Wellness Center; Dow Zanghi Student Health Center; Residence Life; and, Student Development and Activities (including Community Service).

    Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Dean of Students/Diversity Officer will serve as the deputy to the VP and is responsible for the leadership of student engagement and programming, Community Service, Campus Ministry, as well as additional Student Affairs offices, based on a candidate’s prior experience and expertise. In addition, the Dean of Students will serve as the primary Diversity Officer at the College. In this role, the Dean will oversee diversity programming and handle student concerns related to bias.

    Responsibilities include leadership and supervision of Student Development and Activities including Community Service, diversity programming, clubs and organizations, significant leadership and participation in special events such as Commencement, Open Houses and Admitted Students Days, Family, Friends and Alumni Homecoming Weekend, and Parent/Family Orientations. The position works closely with all directors in the Division of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, students, staff and faculty. This position also oversees the successful implementation of New Student Orientations, including the new summer “Griffin Days” orientations.

    CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Supervises Student Development and Activities, including community service, Campus Ministry and other offices, as assigned.
    • Acts as campus Diversity Officer, supervising programming (including Safe Zone      Training and Diversity Training) as well as handle student bias complaints.
    • Ensures proper advisement of clubs and organizations.
    • Provides innovative leadership on student judicial and disciplinary matters.
    • Advises Student Government Association.
    • Responds to student and parent concerns.
    • Assists with the coordination of Family, Friends, and Alumni Homecoming weekend.
    • Coordinates activities associated with Commencement.
    • Coordinates the student handbook.
    • Prepares and updates budget, files and materials.
    • Safeguards the confidentiality of Student Affairs by exercising discretion in      communicating information to faculty, students, and staff served by the College and in the handling of administrative records, files, and confidential items.
    • Maintains a professional atmosphere and work environment within Student Affairs.
    • Creates a student-centered environment by demonstrating leadership in student      engagement.
    • Works evenings and weekends as programs or campus events require.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Education & Experience:

    • Master’s degree plus a minimum of five to seven years progressive experience past graduate school in Student Affairs.
    • Demonstrated experience and expertise in issues of diversity education and bias complaint resolution.
    • Prior experience in supervision of multiple student affairs offices. 
    • Significant experience in the supervision of Residential Life preferred.

    Required Skills & Attributes:

    • The position requires the ability to work independently on several projects simultaneously and possess effective oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively with all constituencies within Student Affairs and work collaboratively with other colleagues.
    • Proficiency is required with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, and the Internet.     
    • The Dean must possess knowledge of student development and engagement practices.

     

    How to Apply:

    Please send resume and cover letter to:

    Marymount Manhattan College

    221 East 71st Street

    New York, NY 10021

    HR@mmm.edu

  • Director of Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

    Marymount Manhattan College seeks to appoint a Director of its Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). The Director is responsible for implementing and evaluating the program following the goals and activities designed to promote student academic achievement, retention, and graduation.

    CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Manages the program’s budget based on State guidelines
    • Supervises staff
    • Works with the Admission Office to recruit students
    • Oversees student support activities.

    Education Requirements:

    • Master’s degree

    Other Requirements:

    • At least three years of administrative experience working in a State or city funded opportunity program
    • Excellent communication and administrative skills
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and student success
    • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff

     

    How to Apply:

    Please send resume and cover letter to:

    Marymount Manhattan College

    221 East 71st Street

    New York, NY 10021

    HR@mmm.edu

  • Admission Counselor

    Manage an assigned geographic territory to recruit a diverse, qualified, and talented group of students to the college. Meet or exceed individual enrollment goals to contribute to the overall team goal. Manage assigned administrative duties.

    Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Meet or exceed established enrollment goals.
    • Research and develop a marketing strategy for assigned territory. 4-6 weeks of travel is required throughout the year to attend college fairs and visit high schools.      Coordinate details for recruitment trips from scheduling visits to hotel and transportation arrangements.
    • Interview prospective students for admission and conduct presentations about the College. 
    • Review and evaluate applications for admission. Files are read and reviewed to determine if a student can be accepted based on the standards of the college.
    • Counseling students on matters of admission, financial aid, residence and student life, academics, and transition to college.
    • Heavy telephoning and email outreach is required to build relationships and follow up with prospective student inquiries and applicants on all matters.
    • Administrative duties and tasks as assigned.
    • Other projects as assigned by the Dean of Admission/Assistant Director of Freshmen Admission.

    Education Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree

    Other Requirements:

    • Valid driver’s license
    • Admissions experience preferred
    • Strong oral and presentation skills
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
    • Flexible schedule/some evening and weekend hours required

     

    How to Apply:

    Please send resume and cover letter to:

    Marymount Manhattan College

    221 East 71st Street

    New York, NY 10021

    HR@mmm.edu