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Marketing and Communications Manager reports to the Director and is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan for marketing and communications within Cranwell International Center (CIC). The position will provide leadership and oversight for all marketing and communications, including but not limited to social media, website, data analysis and visualization, grant writing and editing, graphic design, fundraising proposals, annual reporting, storytelling, and a wide range of other strategic-level marketing and communications efforts.
Master’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, English, or public relations or related area.
Professional experience in communications, marketing, print journalism, media relations or other forms of communication.
Track record of creating compelling and impactful digital communications that work across various platforms and can be translated into print.
Demonstrated experience contributing grant writing and editing, and fundraising proposals.
Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as highly developed presentation skills.
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and data-driven decision making.
Demonstrated experience in the analysis of data and the development of data visualizations.
Demonstrated graphic design experience.
Demonstrated experience overseeing a professional social media account that promotes engagement.
Highly self-motivated and able to work effectively in a team setting.
Commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity.
Knowledge or experience with Content Management System (CMS) software, specifically Adobe.
Demonstrated experience staging and shooting high-quality photography.
Demonstrated experience shooting and editing video.
Demonstrated experience developing and implementing a brand.
Experience working in higher education.
Experience with study abroad, international affairs, or intercultural work environments.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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