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The University of Michigan Board for Student Publications is seeking applications for a Sales and Marketing Advisor to train, develop, mentor, and support the student sales/business and marketing staff for four on-campus publications: The Michigan Daily, the Michiganensian yearbook, the Gargoyle humor magazine, and SHEI, a fashion magazine. The Advisor also works directly with Michiganensian students to plan, promote, host, and fulfill large-scale Grad Extravaganza events during the fall and winter semesters, in which thousands of students purchase their graduation caps, gowns, and accessories. The Advisor also manages an e-commerce website.
The mission of Student Publications is to provide a top-quality educational experience for U-M students in multimedia communications and business leadership, and to provide effective channels for communication to our University, local, and national audiences.
Student Publications is an autonomous, self-sustaining operation located in the middle of the vibrant University of Michigan campus. Most of its employees are U-M students, who are supported by two full-time and two part-time professional staff members. The Sales and Marketing Advisor is one of the two full-time staff members.
The Sales and Marketing Advisor directly assists students in sales development, sales retention and growth, and revenue-generating products and services, which provide needed funds for student and professional staff, information technology, equipment, travel, and other expenses.
The quality and content of the student publications is determined by the student staff. Students also contribute directly to the business side of Student Publications.
As part of the interview process, Sales and Marketing Advisor candidates may be asked to create a presentation that demonstrates their vision for the position, as well as proficiency in required areas.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in marketing, advertising, management, journalism, or related field.
Experience in project management.
Well-developed understanding of how social media, websites, and other digital properties advance the mission of publications-focused organizations.
Proficient in sales-related and publications-related technologies and software programs. May include such items as ad booking and management, CRM program(s), and web CMS
Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and to work effectively with many different kinds of personalities from diverse backgrounds.
Must enjoy working directly with college students on a daily basis.
The Successful Candidate Might Also Possess:
Three to five years’ successful sales experience.
Entrepreneurial vision in innovative online, digital, and new media products.
Experience in print and online advertising.
Strategic and hands-on management skills.
Experience developing sales and marketing plans.
Previous mentoring and student training experience.
Hours/Week: 40 hours Monday through Friday; some evenings and weekends for board meetings and special events. Some flexibility in scheduling will occasionally be necessary to accommodate student schedules.
This position comes with many great benefits, including standard UM Employee benefits and resources (see hr.umich.edu), parking right next to our building, meaningful opportunities to advance the mission of a student-serving organization, a chance to deeply influence the lives and futures of college students, varied and interesting work in a world-class university environment, and more.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.