Marketing and Communication Specialist
This position will support the overall universitywide advertising, branding, marketing, and communication efforts at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota by assisting with a variety of tasks. The person in this Marketing and Communication team role will be responsible, detail-oriented, organized, collaborative, solutions-focused, poised, articulate, and positive.
Responsible for helping to successfully implement marketing and communication tactics that lead to engagement and return on investment. Create content ranging from writing/editing/proofreading to taking or editing photographs and short videos for social media, web, and print. Communicate with supervisor and team members at multiple locations to assist with client projects, making sure that deadlines, quality standards, and budgets are met.•Assist with content generation, including writing, photography, and videography that leads to engagement.
•Contribute ideas and content for lead generation within social media, online, and print avenues.
•Assist with creation or updating of online- and print-materials.
•Assist with editing and proofreading, as well as fact checking.
•Ensure consistent use of university brand messages, imagery, and identity standards.
•Communicate with internal clients to fill in any information gaps and resolve any unanswered questions.
•Ensure work is completed on schedule and on budget.
•Expedite all “Rush” jobs.
•Communicate regularly, in a timely manner, for decision-making, scheduling, and execution with supervisor and team members, as well as clients.
Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area (marketing, communication, or journalism)
•Demonstrated experience in customer service and solving problems.
•Proficiency with Mac and PC computer platforms and various software programs, including Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word), Google Drive, and Creative Suite (InDesign and PhotoShop).
•Ability to learn new and continually improve tools and processes for effective project management, production, scheduling, meeting deadlines, and measuring outcomes.
•Possesses an understanding of and passion for marketing, advertising, print and digital design, and strategic communications.
•1-3 years work experience in a marketing and communication agency or office
•Interest or experience in writing and editing, photography, videography, social media, and graphic design
Essential Skills and Functions:
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy
•Superb communication skills; both written and verbal
•Able to set priorities, meet deadlines, and juggle multiple projects concurrently
•Demonstrate effective discretion and independent judgment
•Able to creatively manage schedules and resources, as well as collaborate with individuals at various locations
•Works well on teams and independently
•Engages well with others through the use of technology
•Able and willing to travel to our Winona Campus, as well as sites in Rochester, Apple Valley, and Oakdale, Minn., and various off-campus vendors
•Demonstrate confidence and a positive and professional attitude
The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Reports to: Director of Strategic Marketing