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Publication or Company Campus Compact
Job Title Communications Director
Industry Corporate/Institutional/Technical Writing, Non-profit, Public Relations, Social Media, Higher Education
Salary Competitive
Benefits
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Boston, MA
Job Requirements We are currently searching for a Communications Director to work at our national headquarters in Boston, MA. This position is responsible for all internal and external communications on behalf of the national network. The Communications Director will report to the President and will be part of the senior management team.

The ideal candidate is an experienced communications professional with the ability to operate at both a strategic and tactical level. This position requires the ability to multi-task and to prioritize a variety of dynamic responsibilities with limited staff support. The successful candidate will be relationship-driven and strategic with strong implementation skills. Familiarity with the U.S. higher education landscape and network/membership-based organizations is a major plus.

Strategic Responsibilities:
• Assess the effectiveness of current internal/external communications activities, provide recommendations for improvement, and lead implementation
• Actively seek ways to evaluate and continually improve communication and maximize collaborative opportunities across the Campus Compact network, including new technology resources
• Develop targeted and consistent messages about the value of Campus Compact for a variety of internal and external constituencies
• Create and steward the national brand across the Campus Compact network and all major touch-points
• Identify opportunities to capture and expand the organization’s thought leadership position

Tactical Responsibilities:
• Manage content updates and ongoing improvement initiatives for the national organization website (www.compact.org); oversee external technology support
• Proactively support 34 state affiliate offices with centralized resources and systemic information-sharing
• Gather stories, achievements, profiles and impact data from state affiliate offices to support network-wide external communications
• Manage content, design and production of Campus Compact publications and academic papers, a periodic newsletter, annual report, and scheduled electronic communications
• Write and manage the execution of media releases and online/offline collateral to support Campus Compact visibility
• Coordinate logistics and communications requirements for national events and awards programs
• Provide technical assistance to state affiliate offices upon request
• Manage consultants and relationships with external vendors
• Respond to internal and external permissions requests for web and print resources, including researching and applying relevant copyright law
• Work on other special projects as assigned by the President

Competencies:
• High energy; enthusiastic, positive attitude
• Relationship-driven; collaborative approach
• Strategic thinker; systems builder
• Intellectual curiosity
• Creative thinker
• Self-motivated
• Organized

Qualifications:
• 5-10 years of relevant professional experience in communications
• BA required, M.A./M.S. preferred
• Strong writing and editing skills
• Experience in project management, including designing and implementing campaigns
• Track record of successful relationship-building with diverse constituents and collaborative leadership
• Effective use of (and hands-on experience with) technology, the Web and social media in designing and implementing communications solutions; experience with Constant Contact and WordPress a plus
• Experience managing consultants and external vendors
• Commitment to Campus Compact’s mission
• Ability to travel occasionally and work weekends as necessary
About Our Company Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,200 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. Campus Compact envisions colleges and universities as vital agents and architects of a diverse democracy, committed to educating students for responsible citizenship in ways that both deepen their education and improve the quality of community life. Our coalition is supported by a national office and 34 state affiliate offices.
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