RISD is an equal opportunity employer offering a supportive, collegial and inclusive work environment and a competitive benefits package. The College seeks a Communication and Marketing Manager to join the Auxiliary Services department.
The Communication and Marketing Manager is responsible for developing, planning, and executing integrated communications mediums and marketing plans that serve to promote program and support strategic departmental needs. This person manages the representation of RISD Auxiliary brands both internally and externally and ensures alignment with the overall RISD brand. The Communication and Marketing Manager oversees the department's communication and marketing schedule, ensuring that all communication are accurate and timely. This position creates, manages, and disseminates press releases, and e-commerce design, public relations materials, and electronic and print promotions. Establishes and supervises market research efforts, analyzing their effectiveness and using the information to inform decision making for future efforts. Hires and supervises full-time and student, as well as freelance marketing, design, and production vendors.
The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker and collaborator with excellent management, interpersonal, and communications skills.
Job Qualifications Required:
- A Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communication, English, or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in marketing and communications. Minimum of five years progressive experience in the marketing field with demonstrated knowledge of the most current marketing tools, trends, and best practices. - Prior hands-on management experience or proven success in mentoring, guiding, and/or developing others is required. - A strong record of successfully influencing e-commerce platforms and possesses a sophisticated visual sensibility. - Proficiency with database management systems, web/print/video/graphic design and production, along with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and web content analytics experience. - Proven ability to create and execute marketing plans for multiple audiences - Proven ability to manage strategic execution and optimization of digital marketing campaigns to various audiences across multiple channels. - Strong leadership, team-building, and project management skills are required. - Must be able to work quickly and efficiently, both independently and as a member of a team. - Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational abilities. - Ability to work within established budget and deadlines. - Knowledgeable in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and file management systems
Job Qualifications Preferred:
Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: D&CS Admin
Internal Number: 2101
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.