Advancement Communications Coordinator

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York, United States, 11794
Feb 22, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor's Degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Experience on a communications team at an agency or in-house marketing communications department (e.g. creating email, using content management systems to update website content, writing, editing, and proofing press releases, stories, and marketing copy).

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in public relations, communications, English, journalism or related field. Three (3) or more years of experience on a communications team at an agency or in-house marketing communications department (e.g. creating email, using content management systems to update website content, writing, editing and proofing press releases, stories, and marketing copy). Basic skills with Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Photoshop and Adobe Pro. Comfortable working with PowerPoint and working knowledge of Google Drive. Prior experience with content management systems (e.g. OmniUpdate, WordPress, Joomla and/or Drupal). Prior experience with contact platforms (e.g. Lumniate, Constant Contact, and/or Mailchimp). Experience in higher education or a nonprofit organization.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Communications Coordinator is a member of the Stony Brook University Advancement (Fundraising) Communications Team, with the primary responsibility of helping execute the tactical elements of our annual marketing to alumni, prospects, and donors, under the supervision of the Sr. Director of Advancement Communications and with a dotted line to the Team's Project Manager.

The selected candidate must have excellent communication skills as well as a confident presenter and communicator. They will have creative ideas and interest in emerging new media best practices. A successful candidate will be proactive, reliable and accurate with excellent interpersonal skills.

The Coordinator's will be responsible for the following:

Maintaining and enhancing the content of fundraising related websites.

Creating emails to support major events and fundraising appeals.

Writing, editing and proofing related stories for both owned and earned media, social media posts and sourcing images for all the above.

Assist with tracking and maintaining vital metrics used to help inform the Team's strategies and tactics and may also supervise student workers.

Participate in planning sessions, assist in organizing projects.

Maintain a calendar of email requests from Advancement internal clients and annual editorial calendar.

Monitor websites to ensure content is fresh and consistent with University guidelines, grammatically correct, free of typos and generally reflect excellence.

Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes:

This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Night and Weekend may be required.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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For a full position description, or to apply online, visit: (Req. # 1900300)

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