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Assistant Director, Marketing Communications, School of Law
Recruitment No. 10480314

Human Resources seeks candidates for Assistant Director, Marketing Communications in the Washburn University School of Law (SOL).  This position reports to the Director of Marketing Communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Write, edit, fact-check and format copy for use on the website, in press releases, in e-mail correspondence, and in printed publications for the SOL to ensure communications are accurate, clear, and consistent in tone and voice. Interview faculty, staff, students and alumni to obtain background information for such articles.

Develop or assist SOL staff in the development, design, scheduling and distribution of pamphlets, brochures, invitations, newsletters, magazines, videos, and other communications for the Centers for Excellence, Law Clinic, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, and other departments within the SOL, and edit communication materials for consistency with established style guide.

Update information and/or edit information on the SOL's website or blogs to ensure all posted and/or distributed information is current and consistent with SOL standards.

Using established templates, format e-mail communications to identified groups such as prospective students, alumni and other audiences to provide up-to-date or developing information according to individual interest and involvement with the SOL.

Update internal databases, adding new information, eliminating duplication and assisting in producing mailing lists to maximize targeted distribution of SOL mailings.

Update Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites to keep communication current, accurate and relevant for social media users.

Perform other duties as assigned to support the SOL’s mission and goals, including but not limited to serving as backup to the Director of Marketing Communications at times when that individual is unavailable.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:  Bachelor’s degree.  5 years of experience in public relations, marketing, publication design, writing, editing or communication.  Ability to maintain confidentiality and to work independently and as a team player with initiative and professionalism.  Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new technologies.  Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.   

PREFERRED: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field.  Proven skill in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, database management and web maintenance programs.  Experience using social media in a professional setting.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Submit a letter of interest, resume, Resume Supplement for Administrative Positions, copy of official college transcript(s), and names and phone numbers of three professional references to getajob@washburn.edu or to Washburn University Human Resources, 118 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas  66621. Review of applications will begin April 7, 2014, and continue until a suitably qualified candidate has been identified.  Salary is upper $40K to $50K commensurate with qualifications.  Excellent fringe benefits package.  Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

TO ENRICH EDUCATION THROUGH DIVERSITY, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  CANDIDATES FROM UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 

3/14/14