Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
Lynch School of Education
The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting in all efforts to design, drive, and implement marketing and communication strategies and initiatives that support communications plan to meet and/or exceed short-term and long-term goals and enhance the Lynch School of Education in the marketplace. Other responsibilities include developing content and strategies for communicating its reputation and distinctiveness as a top graduate school of education through multiple channels, and assisting the Dean and school leadership to effectively communicate to diverse constituencies, including faculty, administrators, staff, current and prospective students, alumni, donors, community partners, researchers, policymakers, and media entities.
In addition, the Assistant Director interfaces and collaborates with Office of University Communications in regard to promoting and publicizing major externally focused events and supports LSOE department events by coordinating logistics such as photographers, etc.
The Assistant Director manages the day-to-day operations of the office in implementing the school's key strategic marketing and communications initiatives, working in close collaboration with the Office of University Communications, Advancement, and the Lynch School of Education (LSOE) Dean's Office.
The Assistant Director will be primarily responsible for identifying, developing, and producing engaging content for distribution in website, social media, e-newsletters and other mediums. The Assistant Director must possess strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative spirit to work effectively across departments and motivate the members of the team to produce high impact projects on time and on message.
Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications or related area is required.
MBA or related Master's degree preferred.
Minimum of 3-5 years' experience working in a marketing/communications setting as a generalist. Experience in higher education is a plus.
Solid understanding of and experience in effectively leveraging website and social media for the purpose of marketing and communications.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and project management experience.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both tea...ching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.