Manager Marketing +Communication

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Feb 2023


Campus: Tempe

Mgr Marketing +Communication

Job Description

The Communications Manager leads marketing and communications efforts for ASU’s Knowledge Exchange for Resilience (KER). This position plans, develops, produces, disseminates and evaluates creative, high quality and cost-effective communication and promotional materials for internal and external audiences, using strategies, formats and channels designed to achieve specific awareness and engagement goals. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, development and deployment of digital content and strategies for website and social media, project management and content creation for print products like the annual report, managing media relations, monitoring and reporting analytics, and assisting with miscellaneous needs related to graphic design and the capture, editing and use of audio/video/photographic content. Reports directly to the KER Assistant Director under the overall direction of the Executive Director and PI/Director.

Please provide detailed resume and cover letter with links to portfolio.

Job Family

Marketing & Media Relations

Department Name

Knowledge Exch for Resilience



Grant Funded Position

This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$62,400-$68,000 per year; DOE

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Essential Duties

  • Works collaboratively with KER leadership to create communications strategy for all audiences and leads strategic communications planning for KER projects and initiatives.
  • Plans, develops, oversees and evaluates communications projects and campaigns to enhance KER’s information dissemination, marketing and fundraising, collaboratively creating content and ensuring consistency in messaging. 
  • Works with vendors and internal team members to coordinate messaging around KER activities, programs, events, milestones, engagement opportunities, research and community impact. 
  • Organizes media coverage, writing press releases and articles.
  • Oversees KER’s website, email marketing and social media accounts, identifying information needs and developing content to fill these, ensuring timely posting of news and events and continuously improving KER's digital strategies. 
  • Oversees production of print products.
  • Manages communications budget to implement high-impact communications projects.
  • Writes/edits copy, determines/edits layout, creates or sources visuals, and manages publication of for digital and print products.
  • Organizes video/audio recordings of events, providing editorial input to final products.
  • Interfaces with and conducts regular interviews with fellows, faculty, key stakeholders, project leads/managers and team members to develop content and proactively facilitate earned media coverage.
  • Tracks/analyzes social media, email and web analytics, and helps generate performance output updates. 
  • Engages with marketing and communications staff across ASU academic and business units to collaborate on campaigns, cross-promote and share best practices. 
  • Mentors and cross-trains other team members on communications tools and skills as needed/desired.
  • Maintains and adheres to ASU brand standards, including voice and tone. 
  • Organizes and maintains project archival system to provide for ease of access and use.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or closely related field AND five (5) years of experience in a public relations/marketing role; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of effective communication skills.
  • Experience in developing effective social media campaigns.
  • Experience using online platforms and tools including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Canva, Hootsuite and email marketing tools like Constant Contact.
  • Experience working with magazine or annual report style content and format.
  • Experience using editing and communications software including, but not limited to, InDesign, PhotoShop, PremierePro and AfterEffects.
  • Experience working in a higher education and/or executive environment.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships in a team setting.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. 
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

Department Statement

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) is the administrative home for this position. Our staff team of 19 supports 35 tenure/tenure-track faculty, over 1000 undergraduate majors, and 200+ graduate students studying in one of five graduate degree programs (MA and PhD programs in Geography, a PhD in Urban Planning, a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning and a Master of Advanced Studies in Geographical Information Systems(with more on the way).

More complete school and program information can be found at .

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. 

Please provide detailed resume and cover letter with links to portfolio.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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