The assistant director for marketing, communications and events will serve as a representative of the Center for Career Development (CCD). This person independently develops and implements communication and marketing, enabling programs, services, events and/or products to meet organizational objectives. The assistant director leads event teams charged with producing high quality events and serves as project leader on complex, large-scale events. Lastly, this person drives cross-functional collaboration across the organization and develops and mentors staff and interns, providing opportunities for professional growth and ensuring the effective operations of events.
The ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills and thrive in a busy environment developing marketing and communications content ,and planning and executing large scale events.
Develops and manages the communication and brand strategy for the Center for Career Development (CCD) incorporating appropriate channels
Recommends, manages, and executes integrated marketing plans / programs and strategies to meet business objectives
Guides event planning and execution
Manages vendors on specific projects
Manages program budget, goals, and objectives in alignment with organizational goals
Manages market research and analysis used to make informed decisions regarding strategic marketing direction, product segmentation and customer targeting
Assesses market opportunities and tracks market trends
Recommends marketing improvements based on findings
Writes, designs, and coordinates the production of communication and marketing materials
Performs all other duties as assigned
Additional Functions / Information
Serves as project manager of multiple events, scopes out project tasks / team assignments and guides team to create work plans and schedules, monitors progress, and meets milestone
Establishes and maintains relationships with internal and external university partners
May supervise staff, interns, students, volunteers, and contingent event staff
Develops metrics, reports, and tracking of marketing, communication and events programs
Develops and maintains targeted information and pages on CCD website for students, employers, parents, alumni, and Rice staff/faculty
Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Experience Required: Three years experience in marketing, communications, or related experience
Skills Required: Strong project and event management skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills and good analytical, problem solving skills
Experience Preferred - Three years of experience in a marketing, communications, or related role, experience in developing and managing digital and print communication, experience in writing and editing web content, experience in organizing events from start to finish and ability to meet deadlines
Skills Preferred - Excellent judgement and decisiveness, high integrity, enthusiasm, diplomacy, and tact, strong interpersonal, management, and organization skills, attention to detail, and compatibility with a team-oriented environment, exceptional customer service skills with the ability to cultivate professional business partnerships, advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of graphic design and marketing, using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment, proficiency with basic HTML, Adobe Creative Suite 6, and Photoshop, familiarity with MailChimp and WordPress, familiarity with Drupal, familiarity with Mac computers and iWork, familiarity with Rice culture
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