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Manager, Communications & Marketing-Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs
Manager, Communications & Marketing-Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Job ID: 237750
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Are you ready to join a higher education community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country and third-largest in the state of Georgia offering more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. Our university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. We are growing and searching for talented people to join our mission. Find your wings at KSU.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Manages the college's Communication and Marketing Office. Oversees Communication and Marketing staff to plan, create, and implement college communication and marketing plan for internal and external audiences.

1. Plans, implements, manages, and assesses the effectiveness and success of communication and marketing programs in support of the college and its academic units

2. Leads and supervises the communication and marketing team; contributes to content, design, and digital communication efforts

3. Identifies challenges, opportunities, and emerging trends in promoting the college to internal and external audiences

4. Creates, builds support for, implements, and assesses public relations and marketing campaigns, special projects, digital communication/digital media, social media, web communications, and special events

5. Develops and oversees high-quality, creative, and impactful content to promote the students, faculty, programs, and research of the college

6. Conducts research to familiarize oneself with educational programs and initiatives

7. Ensures consistency of messages and branding across all communication channels

8. Oversees contracted services with necessary vendors

9. Collaborates with college Communication and Marketing team and college leadership

10. Provides strategic insight and communication and marketing expertise and counseling to ensure consistency across the college's communication and marketing plan and adherence to mission

11. Collaborates with university Strategic Communication office and other partners

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Required Experience
Must have at least five (5) years of experience, with evidence of increasing level of responsibility
Portfolio of accomplished work examples expected (to include written/visual communication such as news releases or newsletters/magazines, sample campaigns, and other work product)

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's degree in Communication/Mass Communication/Public Relations or related field preferred.

Preferred Experience
Experience developing a communication and marketing strategic plan in a collaborative, team environment.
Experience leading and supervising communication and marketing projects and teams.
Experience creating, building support for, implementing, and assessing public relations campaigns, special projects, digital communication/digital media, social media, web development/design, special events, and visual communication.
Experience with Microsoft and Adobe Creative Campus products and web software (Omni).
Knowledge of current trends in public relations, marketing, web, and social media management.
Experience in educational settings and knowledge of higher education communication trends would be a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to work in a high-energy environment under pressure
Ability to handle multiple tasks or projects at the same time
Able to set and meet deadlines, a self-starter

Working knowledge of Associated Press writing style
Knowledge of current trends in public relations, marketing, web, and social media management

Strong writing skills
Good verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Creative Campus suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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