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Communications Specialist at Temple University

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Type: Full Time
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania





Job Description:

The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice launched in September 2018 in the College of Education at Temple University. It is an action research center focused on rethinking and restructuring higher education and social policies, practices, and resources to create opportunities for all students to complete college degrees.

The Communications Specialist is responsible for producing written content for social media networks and engaging in strategic development and implementation of social media strategies (particularly Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) to support the Centers work in collaboration with the Centers contracted publicist. S/he will devise and execute strategies to reach diverse communities tied to the Centers mission on local, state, regional, and national levels including developing and managing websites for the Center, its subsidiaries, and events. The Communications Specialist will support the dissemination of the Centers products such as research reports, briefs, learning tools, workshops, and events, and will participate in event planning for the Centers annual conference, and project-specific in-person and virtual events. S/he will assist in production of the Centers quarterly newsletter and provide administrative support for Center activities as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in communications, design, media, marketing or related field, and at least two years of directly related communications or marketing experience. Experience must include success in the development and implementation of communications strategies, and the use of digital communications, including web development, social media, and video for the purposes of marketing and/or communications. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities
*Flexible, creative thinker open to new ideas and changing priorities within a fast-paced and dynamic organization.
*Strong project management skills and ability to prioritize well, focus on completion of tasks and objectives, and meet deadlines. *Demonstrated ability to engage in event planning and administrative functions in a professional setting
*Must demonstrate high-level of attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
*Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team,
*Proficiency with modern publishing, web-based communication methods and tools.
*Demonstrated competence with and ability to effectively use Microsoft Office Suite.
*Must have strong writing skills and proven ability to edit and proofread documents.
*Ability to stay current on trends, industries and functions as they relate to the work of the HOPE Center
*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
*Commitment to the HOPE Centers values and missions.

Preferred:
*Communications and/or marketing experience in higher education setting.
*Experience utilizing tools such as Google Analytics as well as social media publishing and analytical tools
*Experience utilizing website content management systems such as WordPress.
*Experience with Adobe Creative Suite

This is a grant funded position.
This position requires a background check

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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