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Friday, August 16, 2013

University of Minnesota - Assistant Director for Social Media

Minimum qualifications

- Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Art or related field or non-communication related degree with additional two years of professional communications experience.
- Four years of professional communications experience in social media, digital marketing and/or public relations. Non-communications degreed individuals must have six years of progressive responsibility in communications.
- Demonstrated ability to create, implement and optimize a marketing strategy.
- Technical skills to create, practice or leverage social media tools.
- A strong reputation for integrity and high personal ethics.
- Demonstrated experience:
. Strategic leadership and strategic alignment of communications programs
. Relationship building: Effectively working across organizational lines; forming productive alliances; and influencing others
. Understanding of communications, marketing, and branding principles
- Skills:
. Excellent communication skills (verbal, listening and writing)
. Strong project management skills and ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously
. Ability and willingness to work at a fast pace
. Strong customer service orientation
. Ability to quickly master new technologies
. Ability to jump from the creative side of communication to the analytical side
. Experience working with, and anticipating the needs of, senior management

Preferred qualifications

- Four or more years of professional business experience with increasing communications responsibilities.
- Demonstrated experience:
. Ability to develop, communicate, and execute strategies with clear metrics of success
. Familiarity with athletics/sports industries
. Managing external vendors
- Experience working for a public relations, advertising, digital or marketing agency.

Apply online now.