Job ID: 2023-11578 Type: Student Affairs (WS1705) # of Openings: 1 Category: Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations/Media/Video/Audio New York University
NYU's Global Programs & University Life organization is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity and accessibility that inform academic excellence. Employees in this organization are expected to contribute to diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.
The Design and Communications Specialist is a critical member of the Global Programs and University Life communications team, tasked with maximizing studentsâ™ understanding of, and successful participation in, the wide variety of support services, programs and events available during their college journey at NYU. By focusing on the Division of Student Affairs and student navigation and access, the work of this office enables more students to thrive at NYU. The position oversees the Division of Student Affairs web pages, developing and maintaining a strategic and engaging web presence, as well as our digital accessibility standards and best practices, ensuring that our various communication methods adhere to our values of global inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity and accessibility. The incumbent helps develop innovative solutions for effectively communicating with students spanning six continents throughout NYU's Global Network. Manage a robust student internship program, which engages current students in the creation and distribution of information and resources. Collaborating on initiatives that better the student experience using digital platforms and other methods of engagement, the incumbent partners with colleagues across student affairs and beyond to ensure the highest level of student engagement and understanding. Advance the Divisionâ™s communications strategy, including producing compelling content for various communication platforms, curating and managing various communication outlets, and generating engaging visuals for materials (such as campaigns, newsletters, presentations, memos, social media posts, flyers, maps, etc.). The incumbent also helps shape policies, procedures, and best practices regarding social media and technology.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in marketing, communications, public affairs, or related field.
Preferred Education: Master's Degree in design, marketing, communications, journalism, or related field.
Required Experience: 3+ years of related and increasingly responsible experience, including project management, writing, marketing, print or web-design, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Relevant experience planning, implementing, and evaluating a variety of communication and marketing activities.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Good judgment, tact, diplomacy, and flexibility working across organizational lines. Strong organizational and planning skills, and impeccable attention to detail. Excellent writing and communications skills, including proofreading, generating content, and the ability to transform university jargon into clear, conversational communications. Adept at story crafting and telling; knowledge of communication theories, principles, practices and techniques. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite programs (must have advanced experience with either Photoshop or Illustrator and be proficient with InDesign) and strong graphic design skills. Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office and presentation software (Google Slides, Keynote, Powerpoint); experience using online interactive presentation platforms to build beautiful and compelling presentations. Proficiency with accessibility guidelines for web content, documents, and images. Able to approach marketing and communication challenges creatively in a high energy, complex university environment. Strong creative sense. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Strong listener and leader, who is comfortable providing constructive feedback to student interns and colleagues. Proficient with project management software (e.g., Asana, AirTable, Monday). Knowledge of technology and trends, as well as best practices for communicating to Millennial, Gen Z, and Gen Alpha populations.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of branding and marketing principles and practices. Skill in crafting targeted communications for addressing specialized needs of diverse audiences through strategic choices in language, design, and communication platforms. Familiarity with commonly used style guides. Working knowledge of mobile applications, web and social media analytics, data management, and infographics. Experience in design thinking. Familiarity with WYSIWYG web-building platforms. Change management. Familiarity with NYU and the Global Network.
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $58,500.00 to USD $105,000.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
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New York University (NYU) is one of the top private universities in the United States, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering traces its roots back to 1854, building on an illustrious past as Brooklyn Poly and the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Our mission is to excel in research, teaching, and entrepreneurship and inspire and educate engineers for the 21st century — backed by an historic commitment of $1 billion to recruit new faculty, fuel groundbreaking basic and applied research in key areas, and expand the Downtown Brooklyn campus. NYU Tandon faculty are world renowned leaders in science and technology, with a strong commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship that make a difference in the world. We lead and have ties to multidisciplinary centers in wireless technology, cybersecurity, urban informatics, data sciences, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and health, among others. Our faculty and students are part of the high-tech start-up culture in New York City and in downtown Brooklyn, and we support three “future lab” business incubators that connect our students and faculty to today’s innovation economy. We are deeply committed to teaching and le...arning, and with NYU's unrivaled global network of campuses, we promote a truly global engineering education.
NYU Tandon is committed to substantially increase the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups in STEM and we encourage candidates from such groups to apply. We aspire to create a climate where diversity and inclusion are not only appreciated but considered an asset for creativity and innovation, and we seek faculty who have a real passion for a culturally diverse environment. We take pride in our high numbers of female students and students who are the first in their family to go to college. NYU belongs to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists with dual-career searches, and our faculty are supported by a range of work-life balance programs provided by the NYU Office of Work Life