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  • Communications Manager

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION

    Reporting to the Director of Multimedia Communications, the Communications Manager is responsible for promoting Marymount Manhattan College both externally and internally through publications, social media, advertising, and other marketing and communications efforts within the Office of Institutional Advancement.

    CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Internal & External Communications

    • Assist Institutional Advancement team in providing College leadership with issues management strategies, offering best practices and suggested messaging as needed.
    • Support Chief Philanthropy Officer with crisis communications as needed.
    • Write and edit communications content that supports initiatives within the Office of Institutional Advancement to ensure writing is succinct and appropriate for various audiences.
    • Work with members of the Advancement Office and College community, especially faculty, to provide communication support for large and small scale events and initiatives (media strategy, communications, messaging, collateral).
    • Assist Director of Multimedia Communications with the development and review of marketing and communications materials, including brochures, invitations, flyers, advertising, and web content.
    • Collaborate with Director of Multimedia Communications to collect price estimates, invoices and work orders for creative projects.
    • Work with the Director of Multimedia Communications to build and maintain working relationships with outside vendors including printers, graphic designers, and photographers for various projects.
    • Assist in developing and writing news pitches and press releases for distribution to local, regional and national media announcing accomplishments of College community members, notable contributions, scholarships and grant awards, special events and other news.
    • Work with event leaders on photography/video needs for College signature events.
    • Handle media requests and provide promotional and informational materials.

    Brand Review

    • Have expert knowledge of Marymount Manhattan College’s visual identity, editorial style, and brand pillars, and ensure they are adhered to in projects across various offices at the College.
    • Advise, review, and approve marketing and communications materials from various offices and departments to ensure proper messaging and relevancy, ensuring consistency of messages across multiple networks.

    Publications & Content Development

    • Write copy and generate ideas for MMC Magazine, annual President’s Report, community e-newsletter, and other campus announcements.
    • As Senior Editor on MMC Magazine editorial board, manage outline, timeline, production, and review process for each issue.
    • Regularly post news and event photo galleries and media placements to the College website; manage advancement-related pages on the Marymount Manhattan College web site.
    • Assist with website content and maintenance (text and photos); collaborate with the Director of Multimedia Communications to update Web pages including alumni, planned giving, parents, annual giving, and campaign web pages.

    Social Media

    • Manage day-to-day responsibilities of main social media accounts and monitor branded accounts to ensure messaging and brand consistency
    • Develop, draft and maintain content posting schedule.
    • Monitor daily activity on social media platforms and respond as necessary.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree required in English, journalism, public relations, communications or related field.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of working for a non-profit organization, preferably in higher education institution, with a strong understanding of best practices in media relations.
    • 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 InDesign, Adobe Photoshop); and social media management programs (Hootsuite).
    • Outstanding computer skills.
    • Available to work occasional nights and weekends to cover special events
    • Other duties as assigned.

    In addition to resume and cover letter, please include one relevant writing sample for review.

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  • Part-Time Administrative Assistant, HEOP

    Essential Job Functions

    The administrative assistant will work approximately 19.5 hours per week and will assist with the overall administration of the Office of the Higher Education Opportunity Program. The position supports the Director of HEOP by providing assistance with administrative, clerical and customer service support for this the office.

    Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities
    Greet/screen all visitors to the Offices of the Higher Education Opportunity Program;
    • Manage all incoming telephone communications with the Office of the Higher Education Opportunity Program;
    • Assist with scheduling one-on-one appointments, and make related telephone and email follow-ups;
    • Assist in drafting and managing written correspondences between the Office of the Higher Education Opportunity Program and faculty, students, administrators and other external parties;
    • Prepare and maintain confidential student records and files;
    • Provide general administrative and secretarial support to the Director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program;
    • Assist with the coordination of various on and off campus student success workshops, programs and events;
    • Assist students with the completion of basic advisement documents, such as CLEP applications, registration forms, etc.;
    • Assist with the data entry and maintenance of certain student records on Colleague and Slate;
    • Support the HEOP staff with the preparation and distribution of advisement materials prior to each registration period;
    • Assist with data entry for several projects;
    • Plan and organize various office functions and events;
    • Order and manage office stationary and supplies;

    • Maintain office calendar and coordinate staffing schedules;
    • Work closely with the HEOP staff to maintain confidential student records;
    • Work closely with the HEOP Director to assign and track duties for work-study students;
    • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program;

    Minimum Job Qualifications
    • High School diploma & at least 3 years work experience. College degree preferred.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the needs of marginalized populations.
    • Experience working with opportunity programs or programs that serve a similar population.
    • At least one 1 year of experience working with college aged students preferred;
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office.
    • Excellent oral & written communications skills.
    • Bilingual preferred.
    • Superb interpersonal qualities.
    • Flexible time availability (9 - 7pm) during weekdays, and occasional weekends.

    Marymount Manhattan College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

    To apply please click here .

  • Special Projects Housing Assistant

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION

    Under the general supervision of the Director of Residence Life, the Special Projects Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Residence Life Office in their day to day operations.

    CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Assist in evaluating current residence hall programming model
    • Create and implement marketing strategies through advertisements, social media, etc.
    • Facilitate S.MA.R.T. Decisions meetings.
    • Provide good customer service skills to parents, students, and campus partners.
    • Assist Residence Directors in upkeep of Building Link program and facility management.  
    • Checking in with students of need during office hours in the Residence Halls.
    • Works closely with Residence Directors as needed., including holding office hours in both residence halls.
    • Develop and coordinate various residence life assessments and surveys regarding housing, programs, and other areas as needed.
    • Attend various departmental meetings on a weekly/biweekly basis including, but not limited to: Residence Life meeting, meeting with Residence Directors, meeting with Director of Residence Life.
    • Maintains a visible presence in the residence halls through participation in residence functions, attendance at resident meetings, involvement in student programming, and frequent walk-throughs of the residence area.
    • Updates Residence Life Website pages during Fall Housing Selection, RA Selection, Summer Housing, and more.  
    • Update Department Documents including but not limited to: Residence Guide to Community Living, Housing Contract, and other documents.
    • Coordinate summer housing with internal and external partners.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education and Experience: 

    • Bachelor’s degree is required.
    • Previous residence life experience is preferred.

    Skills and Attributes: 

    • Able to work under pressure
    • Self-directed
    • Strong organizing and coordinating skills
    • Excellent administrative and management skills
    • Strong program planning and implementation skills
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
    • Collaborative approach to work while coordinating and leading staff
    • Knowledge of student development and group dynamics
    • Commitment to student-centered learning
    • Ability to balance student needs in relation to department and college goals
    • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues
    • Assessment and referral skills
    • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques
    • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Part-time position/Up to19 hours per week
    • Depending on day/time of hours, employee will be required to conduct office hours in both residence halls and main office.
    • Evening hours not required but possible

    Marymount Manhattan College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.