Job ID: 2024-18452 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Communications and Public Relations
The John H. Pace Jr. '39 Center for Civic Engagement makes service and civic engagement a central part of the Princeton student educational experience, supporting students learning from service through sustained community engagement, experiential learning, and programs that introduce students to communities. The Communications and Marketing Specialist is responsible for developing creative and effective messages and products to promote service at Princeton and to increase student involvement in service. Content development and production executed across traditional and digital channels is a primary responsibility of this role. Elevating studentsâ™ learning from service through a lens of equity and anti-racism and community partnerships is a priority. The Communications and Marketing Specialist will encourage, support, and invite diverse perspectives in a commitment to the Pace Center's values and its vision to have Princeton University students make the world more equitable. The position reports to the Senior Associate Director.
Communications: Content development and production (60%)
Prepare and implement compelling content for print, digital and multimedia platforms that highlights students, their connection with community, and the impact of their shared experiences.
Coordinate design and production of cross-center communications materials including print and collateral.
Curate photographic and story content representing service at Princeton.
Oversee the inventory of swag, print marketing materials and other related items.
Collaborate with Pace Center program staff on developing program-specific communications materials.
Coordinate regular website maintenance to ensure content is current, accurate and clear.
Regularly review communication materials with a lens of equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Coordinate the work of external vendors, including photographers, videographers, graphic designers, and others.
Publish a public report conveying the impact and experience of service at Princeton on the student and the community.
Implement a standardized format and schedule for regular donor stewardship reports.
Educate staff and students, through workshops and other means, on communications channels, tools and other resources to showcase the impact of student learning and community connection.
Participate in the development and stewardship of the communications budget.
Work with staff and students to assess the success of communications approaches and materials.
Ensure communications compliance with university standards and guidelines.
Participate in the Universityâ™s campus communications network.
Marketing: Connection and outreach (40%)
Increase awareness of the impact of service through powerful, overt and active storytelling, championing marginalized students and communities and elevating the diverse perspectives, voices and experiences of students and community engaging together in service.
Engage and inform internal and external audiences around what service is at Princeton. Promote Pace Center programs, events and activities employing effective and on-trend strategies, channels, and platforms.
Ensure marketing approaches and messages have a lens of equity, inclusion, accessibility, and are in compliance with university priorities, standards and guidelines.
Collaborate with internal staff and campus and community partners to assist in research, writing, editing, and proofreading of prioritized marketing materials.
Participate in setting a focused direction for communications that aligns around a common vision and is reflective of the Pace Center's strategic plan and values, the Campus Life strategic plan goals, and the strategic priorities of the University.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Two to five years of proven success working in a communications and/or marketing role.
Exceptional writing, presentation and story-telling skills.
Curiosity to explore and propose communications approaches and platforms.
Demonstrated ability to manage and adapt written, electronic, media and mobile communications channels.
Demonstrated success working independently and collaboratively.
Demonstrated commitment to champion diverse and marginalized individuals and communities.
Flexibility and willingness to work after business hours - occasional nights and/or weekends - to accommodate community partner and student activities and events.
Experience in multimedia, photography, illustration.
Experience in a higher education environment. Experience working directly with university/college students, a plus.
An awareness of service and civic engagement.
Requirements: All applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume with a link to a portfolio of their communications/marketing work.
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Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.