Description of Responsibilities: The Communications Manager, reporting to the Director of News and Media, will also engage with the Chief Communication Officer and all core function areas of the colleges Communications and Marketing team (Marketing/Digital Services, News & Media, Design and Print Services).
The Communications Manager at SUNY Oswego is a creative writer and thinker who will work closely with a cross-functional team to develop strategically inspired and creatively-led ideas, willing and able to do the groundwork necessary to craft well-conceived, fully-informed content—diving into research, meeting with and interviewing stakeholders, cultivating an in-depth understanding of the program, initiative, etc. The Communications Manager will conceptualize, write, revise, edit, and proofread digital and print projects that drive and support the brand vision and deliver success for strategic institutional goals. Additionally, will produce long copy, short copy, social posts, video scripts and marketing content for the web.
The Communications Manager will also:
Write, proofread, fact check and edit engaging and interesting content for a variety of audiences. May include preparation of news stories, print materials, scripts for programs and video messages, and write compelling copy for the web, as needed.
Write and edit for marketing campaigns that deliver on strategy and meet project objectives.
Craft copy appropriate to channel and format, including emails, landing pages, websites, social media, direct mail, advertising, etc.
Play an active role in developing content for two primary digital publications: (1) Oswego Today, an e-newsletter produced every weekday while classes are in sessions, and (2) Campus Update, a recurring campus e-publication, through writing skills and knowledge of AP Style.
Generate story and content ideas by becoming acquainted with the college, its people and assets, and executing accurately and appropriately.
Assist with day-to-day management of the college Events Calendar; assist with posting events, reviewing submitted events, and editing events as needed.
Collaborate with Oswego communications and marketing colleagues to ensure appropriate and consistent usage of SUNY Oswego brand voice and tone and in the establishment and maintenance of editorial standards/style.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Communication Manager will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications
A separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development
Writing samples, portfolio or links for up to three writing samples
Copy of unofficial transcript (or copy of official transcript) for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
Contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)
If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:
Tim Nekritz, Search Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
Description of Department: The Office of Communications and Marketing supports the mission and goals of SUNY Oswego by building awareness (of people, place, programs/facilities) among targeted audiences, and telling the story of SUNY Oswego through our diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff and alumni to internal and external audiences. The office performs this communications and marketing working its effort to enhance Oswego’s reputation through its four core functions: Digital Services; Integrated Marketing; News/Media; and Design & Print Services. A staff of professionals serves colleagues all across campus in an integrated approach to deliver targeted marketing strategies and communication tactics; generate positive publicity in traditional and new media; develop website, digital and e-communication products; and/or produce engaging print communication. SUNY Oswego’s Office of Communications and Marketing has been recognized for its work, receiving awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Educational Digital Marketing, APEX, SUNY Council for University Advancement and other professional associations.
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked in the Top Ten among public master’s-level universities in the 2021 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.
Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/non-discrimination-policy
In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing email@example.com.
SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at: https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/sites/human-resources/files/tobacco_smoke_free_policy_final.pdf
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Bachelor’s degree at time of application
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proven track record of writing engaging stories and content across all media
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; a strong relationship builder who possesses the ability to mine and identify stories from key partners.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, marketing or related field
Ability to connect news content with social media (content and strategy)
Experience with or interest in working with a diverse community
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors. Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good. Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.Inspired by a shared commit...ment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world. Strong traditionThe college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy. LocationThe college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year. Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Welcome Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPSio0v2JYFast Facts http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts.htmlAccreditations http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts/accreditations.htmlInteractive Map http://www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/index.html#placemarks//zoom/16/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter https://twitter.com/sunyoswego