Communications Coordinator

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Communications Coordinator

The American University School of International Service (SIS) Communications Coordinator writes and creates multimedia content for the SIS website, newsletter, social media channels, marketing publications, and other outlets. Duties will include: compiling and sending the SIS newsletter; writing articles; editing content; interviewing faculty, staff, students, and alumni; assisting with photography, video, and audio recording; posting to social media platforms; managing production of marketing materials; and other duties as assigned. The incumbent also will be responsible for use of the content management system, basic html coding, and digital asset management systems. The Communications Coordinator reports to the SIS Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, and works under the project leadership of the SIS Digital Content Manager for many tasks. The Communications Coordinator occasionally will be asked to assist media on-site, at the direction of the Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, and under the guidance of the university’s public relations staff.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Very strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to write for web, print, and social media
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty and staff
  • Solid understanding of website and content development
  • Ability to apply communications skills to the web
  • Demonstrated ability to organize time and manage multiple projects successfully
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite, required

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Direct experience with HTML, Adobe Creative, social media scheduling and posting, content management systems, video production, and SharePoint preferred.
  • International affairs, higher education, or non-profit communications background preferred.
  • Experience shooting high-quality photos and shooting/editing video, preferably with Adobe Premiere, preferred.
  • Experience recording and editing audio for podcasts preferred.
  • Experience creating eye-catching data visualizations and infographics preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Very strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to write for web, print, and social media.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty and staff.
  • Solid understanding of website and content development.
  • Ability to apply communications skills to the web.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize time and manage multiple projects successfully.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite