Opportunities at the Minnesota Private College Council
Assistant Director, eCommunications
The Minnesota Private College Council (MPCC) seeks an Assistant Director, eCommunications to join our team of higher education and advocacy professionals. The Council represents private nonprofit higher education in Minnesota.
The Assistant Director manages all aspects of the Council’s electronic marketing and communications, including e-newsletters and Web presence. Representing the interests of our member institutions, we seek to reach and impact a variety of audiences, including prospective students and their influencers. Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Assistant Director should have the motivation, creativity, judgment and experience to design and coordinate a range of electronic communications and general communications activities.
The Minnesota Private College Council
The Minnesota Private College Council and its affiliate, the Minnesota Private College Fund, represent private nonprofit higher education in Minnesota. Seventeen institutions are members; they share a liberal arts focus. We refer to our members as Minnesota's Private Colleges.
Assistant Director eCommunications Responsibilities
- Manage all facets of the MPCC Web sites, including development and maintenance of content, design, and technical infrastructure. Analyze Web data, recommend and implement enhancements, and work with staff and external consultants, when required, to keep the site functioning and current. Make recommendations for and ensure the organization’s use of appropriate technologies for Web and online communication.
- Manage all facets of the organization’s e-newsletters and legislative advocacy tool.
- Write, edit, proofread and manage the production of marketing and communications materials for the Web, e-newsletters and social media efforts. Also assist in the production of additional communications materials.
- Coordinate advertising placements, working with our outside vendors on media buying and design.
- Manage relationships with outside visual designers, writers, project consultants, and other vendors to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget, and meet high standards of quality.
- Manage the successful distribution of communications materials to campus and external audiences. Interact with internal staff to ensure timely response to requests for information, etc.
- Assist in the organization and management of special events and projects that build relationships with key constituents.
- Help ensure we are meeting and exceeding member institutions’ needs, through our responsiveness to their concerns.
- Contribute to a positive and professional work environment.
- Handle other responsibilities as assigned. (The MPCC reserves the right to change job responsibilities or duties based on the needs of the MPCC.)
- Bachelor’s degree required. Communications field preferred.
- Three years relevant experience in the e-communications field, including Web site and e-newsletter development and management, constituent relations systems (CRM) and social media strategies and technologies. Experience working in higher education or at a membership organization a plus.
- Creative self-starter with demonstrable skills in computing and computer software. Demonstrated skills in managing Web activities including working knowledge of HTML, SEO and analytics. Understanding of word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Power Point), Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Creative Suite. Experience with Drupal platform a plus.
- Strong written (especially for online audiences) and oral communication, e-content, and project management skills.
- Ability to manage outside vendors and consultants in long-term and short-term projects.
- Experience developing and tracking budgets for internal and external projects.
- Ability to develop strong professional relationships and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people.
- Ability to see and understand big-picture goals and strategies while ensuring accuracy and attention to detail in day-to-day projects.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to demonstrate individual initiative effectively and diplomatically in a team environment.
- Familiarity with, and an appreciation of, the value of a private liberal arts education.
Competitive salary and benefits (health, dental, retirement, flexible benefit plan, four weeks’ vacation).
Applications (resume and cover letter) may be directed, in confidence, to John Manning at the Minnesota Private College Council at email@example.com or by mail to: Assistant Director eCommunications Search, Bremer Tower, 445 Minnesota St., Suite 500, St. Paul MN 55101.
Review of applications will begin Nov. 12. The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by Nov. 12 will be assured consideration.
MPCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.