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Coordinator of Strategic Communications and Outreach Norfolk

Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University Norfolk VA United States

3 months ago

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Job Title
Coordinator of Strategic Communications and Outreach


Position Number

Norfolk, VA

Job Summary

This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of strategic communications for the Old Dominion University College of Arts and Letters. Design and manage all internal and external communications, social media, and public relations efforts and activities for the College of Arts and Letters, including the development and implementation of yearly and long-term strategic public relations plans. As a key member of the dean’s staff, work closely with the ODU Office of Communication as the representative of the College of Arts and Letters. Effectively and proactively manage the College’s earned and owned media, including social media, websites, and news features. Promote academic programs, departments, as well as the College’s outreach activities and those of the Arts and Letters Executive Advisory Council. Develop metrics for measuring the ROI on communications campaigns and regularly assess campaigns through applying these metrics. Liaise with the Executive Director for the Arts/ [email protected] to promote university arts initiatives.

Position Type

Type of Recruitment
General Public

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Communications, English, Marketing, Public Relations or a related field of study or a bachelor’s degree and related experience equivalent to a master’s degree in Communications, English, Marketing, Public Relations or related field of study.

Considerable knowledge of marketing, public relations and communications principles/practices and strategies. Working knowledge of data collection, evaluation and reporting of program/plan effectiveness. Considerable knowledge of and skill in using Microsoft Office and Adobe software such as Creative Cloud or similar applications. Considerable skill in editing, grammar and writing persuasively. Considerable knowledge of social media avenues and technologies for current emerging trends in marketing and advertising. Comprehensive communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with clients of diverse cultures. Demonstrated ability to assist in the completion of layout and design of all college publications. Demonstrated ability to identify, organize and accomplish tasks in priority order and keep several projects moving ahead simultaneously all with a minimum of supervision. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of the dean’s office team. Demonstrated ability to interpret guidelines, policies and procedures to fit changing situations.

Considerable experience in developing and managing all aspects of effective communications and public relations plans, preferably for programs in higher education. Considerable experience in professional writing and editing, including for social media. Considerable experience at writing research press releases, as well as feature articles and news stories. Some experience with social media account management platforms (such as Hootsuite).

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to interact well and maintain effective relationships with alumni preferred. Considerable experience in developing and managing all aspects of effective communications and public relations plans, for programs in higher education.

Conditions of Employment

Job Open Date

Open Until Filled

Application Review Date

Job Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required

Criminal Background Check
The final candidate is required to complete a criminal history check.

Department Information

College of Arts and Letters, Office of the Dean

Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity at (757) 683-3141.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

ODU Statement

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
• Resume
• Cover Letter/Letter of Application
• Contact Information for Professional References
• Writing Sample 1
• Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

Optional Documents
• Media Portfolio

Supplemental Questions

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