Communications Manager

Los Angeles, California
Competitive with great benefits, 403b retirement plan, tuition remission and more!
Dec 18, 2018
Metro Area
Los Angeles
Full Time


Communications Manager

Loyola Marymount University’s Marketing and Communications department has an opening for a Communications Manager. The Communications Manager leads, coordinates, and disseminates strategic communications in support of Campus Operations, primarily focused on supporting the communications efforts of the Department of Public Safety (DPS). This position is a fully integrated within LMU’s Marketing and Communications team, reporting to the Director of Internal Communications, and as an embedded professional, will oversee engagement efforts across Campus Operations by managing the development, maintenance, appearance, and functionality of promotional and communication channels utilized to engage the identified target audiences. The position ensures that communications achieve identified outcomes, promote goodwill, align with the university’s mission and goals, and advance the university’s strategic priorities and brand strategy as part of a broader, synchronized, multi-disciplinary team of communications professionals.

Additional responsibilities include: Manage and implement concurrent, interdependent short-, medium-, and long-term communications tasks and projects that support the university’s and Campus Operations’ goals and priorities. Create and curate content (feature stories, spotlights, etc.) to be disseminated across various communications channels. Produce, edit, and approve traditional and digital communications products that support activities and programs and engage identified target audiences. Ensure projects are completed by identified deadlines and on budget. Assure successful outcomes by adopting best-practice project management methodologies, quality assurance metrics, and risk mitigation plans. Assure the integrity, high-quality, and consistency of the university’s image, tone, style, narrative, visual identity, and brand. Direct DPS communications strategies, including digital communications channels such as social media, and mobile apps to ensure a unified and visually cohesive and integrated user experience that reflects identified outcomes. Lead/manage Campus Operations’ staff internal communications training, protocol, and efforts. Maintain the integrity and accuracy of public information while seeking new and innovative ways to improve the presentation of content, functionality and design of all assigned communications. Ensure applied to and integrated with all work and projects. Review and monitor compliance with branding standards, visual identity and messaging guidelines. Audit digital media channels and recommend solutions. Devise plans and educate clients regarding alternative approaches and emerging trends. Coordinate with MarComm colleagues to incorporate objectives into broader communications and marketing activities, talking points, presentations, reports, social media efforts, and other channels. Provide guidance and leadership on emerging trends, content, design, presentation and production of communications engagement tools and platforms. Guide colleagues, content providers, campus administrators and freelancers in a variety of topics including writing styles, design and functionality. Recommend information architecture approaches and photography selections. Review and/or proofread client copy/design/functionality and report whether objectives are being met. Perform other duties as assigned or requested by leadership.

Loyola Marymount University shares in a rich intellectual heritage fostered by the Jesuit and Marymount educational traditions and founded on social justice and ethical values. Governed by an independent Board of Trustees, LMU cherishes its Catholic identity while at the same time welcoming people from diverse social, religious, and cultural backgrounds. LMU is in Los Angeles, yet near the Pacific Ocean, offering a dynamic cultural environment.

We seek candidates who typically hold a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field or equivalent experience, with a master’s degree preferred.  Candidates should possess a minimum of four years in a higher-education or non-profit setting preferred, with proven skills, knowledge and ability in communications and/or marketing. Experience with police, fire or public safety communications a plus.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary.  For more details regarding this position please visit our website.  Interested candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume  (reference # 0180340). 

LMU, an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding candidates who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.