Communications Manager

Updated: about 5 hours ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Communications Manager

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Multicultural Services Department

Proposed Minimum Salary

$4,416.67 monthly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

The Department of Multicultural Services offers multiple educational and developmental initiatives and programs that foster belonging, community, and inclusive learning environments as students thrive as members of the Aggie family. Our work directly aligns with the overarching goals of the Division of Student Affairs, in which diversity, inclusion and support are a priority. Through diversity, differences, identities, and ideas are each explored in a welcoming and nurturing academic environment. The educational benefits of diverse learning environments include civic learning, engagement, and preparation, to live in complex global settings. To learn more about our department please visit website . 

What we want

Brand management and strategic design continues to be a priority for our university and department, as we strive to showcase the benefits of our multicultural community. This is more so important to our new Communication Manager. We are seeking someone with expertise in writing, editing and production and design of informational and promotional materials and media. As our marketing brand manager you will coordinate departmental strategic communication plans across multiple mediums; assist our staff and students in developing marketing strategies and materials and identify mechanisms for promoting our programs and services. In addition, you will oversee the development and production of our websites and publications, inclusive of managing production schedules; assist in special event planning; field inquiries regarding departmental activities and publications, and ensure compliance with university's guidelines and marketing standards. If quality assurance is something you value, that constant evaluation and marketing research will be needed in this role. This is a great opportunity to provide hands-on service, collecting and editing data and still be able to present to various university constituents, while leading and mentoring your staff to achieve the goals of our department. Our selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If you have the desired expertise, and you are ready to embark on a rewarding career, apply now to be our Communication Manager.
 

What you need to know

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Five years of related experience including two years of related supervisory experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Brand Manager: Serves as the department brand manager to maintain a positive image of the department. Writes, edits, and assists in the production, design, and securing of informational and promotional materials, presentations, and media. Establishes and ensures staff and students are in compliance with department branding expectations.  Identify and resolve any issues with promotional content in a timely and professional manner.

  • Strategic Communications: Creates, develops, and implements departmental strategic communication plans across multiple mediums in alignment with department vision, mission, and goals. Manages Conducts marketing research as appropriate to remain timely and compliant. Identifies mechanisms for promoting department programs and services. Oversees the development and production of departmental publications. Coordinates and monitors production schedules. Oversees/maintains department media resources, including camera(s), social media accounts, and license information. Ensures compliance with university guidelines and marketing standards. Assures that print and web-based products conform to journalistic standards. Responds to media inquiries and maintain relationships with members of the press, outlets, and influencers to build strategic partnerships and grow brand notoriety. Coordinates with creative groups in the development of effective marketing material. Actively pitches media opportunities to various media outlets and key stockholders. Assist department staff and student groups in developing marketing strategies and materials.

  • Design/Develop/Support:  Collects and edits information to publish. Presents and communicates department programs and functional areas to university constituents and stakeholders. Overseas production of publications and graphic displays. Supports department communications needs, including photography, articles, graphic design, promotional materials, research, interviews, video, production, etc. Assists department staff and student groups in developing marketing strategies and materials that align with the department brand.   Develops website and social media content to elevate the department, increases traffic, and further establishes the department’s brand to multiple stakeholders, including current students, former students, prospective students, campus partners, and faculty and staff.

  • Outreach and Representative: Fields requests and inquiries regarding department representation across campus, including general representation and presentations, resource tables, panels, department tours, etc.  Serves as representative and point of contact for media inquiries and public questions and coordinates plan for responses.  Provides department information and updates for campus publications, stories, videos, etc.

    Coordinates with creative groups in the development of effective marketing materials.  Serves as part of the DSA Committees and other groups as appointed.

  • Oversight and Supervision: Manages and coordinates long-range planning needs for projects, activities, and events.  Supervises communications student employees. Assigns and manages projects through their completion.  Oversees the selection, orientation, and assignment of the student public relations officers, as well as coordinates associated requests, tours, presentations, panels, events, etc.

  • Assessment and Research: Researches and remains up to date on industry trends and make recommendations for adjustments to communications strategies and practices. Monitors analytics and creates reports detailing the successes and failures of communications campaigns and strategies.

  • Budgeting: Manages and analyzes budget to ensure expenditures do not exceed allotted budget.  Conducts monthly reviews to ensure and forecast marketing needs to remain within the budget line item. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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