POSITION DETAILSLaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit www.LaGuardia.edu to learn more.Reporting to the Communications Marketing Manager for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, the Communications Specialist will: * Support the Communications Marketing Manager in the development and implementation of a Communications Plan that identifies clear goals and strategies for student communications; * Manage student communications from concept to completion; Ensure consistency of message and tone and ensure that all student communications have a student-centered focus and are in line with the College's brand message; * Develop, update and maintain a student communication calendar to ensure that release of communications is appropriately spaced to avoid over-communication and overlapping communications; * Ensure content is accurate and up-to-date on the website for Admissions, Paying for College and other student sections and pages. * Review and monitor outgoing messages on Hobsons Retain, e.g., e-mail communications and My LaGuardia student portal postings; * Copy edit, fact check, and proofread content for website, e-mail blasts, electronic signage messages and other print and electronic communications; * Assist with merging of the student communications calendars from Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to ensure clear, consistent and integrated communications to students; * Implement, maintain and evaluate the College's Social Media strategies and communication programs; * Supervise part-time staff.QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.CUNY TITLE OVERVIEWProvides expertise in digital and visual communications to support and advance the College's multimedia presence. * Researches and identifies new multimedia platforms that advance College programs and initiatives * Works closely with management to understand and produce effective message elements * Creates and aligns various communication work products such as video, digital formats, layouts, graphics, web pages, and microsites to ensure consistency and effective messaging * Assesses, enhances and manages the user experience on digital platforms including social media * Collaborates with graphic designers, webmasters, and other information technology professionals to create comprehensive broadcast and multimedia communications * Procures required internal and external resources and services and manages their utilization * Performs related duties as assigned.CUNY TITLEHigher Education AssistantFLSAExemptCOMPENSATION AND BENEFITSSalary commensurate with education and experience.CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.HOW TO APPLYFrom CUNY's job posting system at www.cuny.edu, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site, www.cuny.edu, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.Candidates should provide a CV/resume and the contact information for three professional references.CLOSING DATE10/5/2017JOB SEARCH CATEGORYCUNY Job Posting: Managerial/ProfessionalEQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYCUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.*Location: * LaGuardia Community College*Job Title: * Communications Specialist - Marketing & Communications*Job ID: * 17324*Full/Part Time: * Full-Time*Regular/Temporary: * Regular
LaGuardia Community College is named for Fiorello H. LaGuardia, New York City’s New Deal mayor, who inspired a city of immigrants. Located at a transit hub that links Queens, the city’s most ethnically diverse borough, with the world center of finance, commerce and the arts, the college provides access to higher education and serves New Yorkers of all backgrounds, ages and means. LaGuardia Communi...ty College’s mission is to educate and graduate one of the most diverse student populations in the country to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who help to shape a rapidly evolving society.It offers a broad range of rigorous academic programs that promote inquiry, openness, and a willingness to take on challenges. Areas include urban studies, liberal arts, business, the sciences, health, technology, developmental education, college and transfer preparation, experiential education, continuing education classes, workforce training and Honors programs. Their leadership in technology-based learning has achieved national and international recognition.