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Position Summary:

Antioch College seeks a communications manager to develop and implement strategic communications with a focus on external relations. The communications manager will work closely with the offices of Admission and Financial Aid, Advancement, Alumni Relations, and Antioch’s campus learning hubs to support their communication needs.

Join an amazing community and dedicated team of higher education professionals building a new kind of college. Antioch College is a small, private liberal arts institution located in Yellow Springs, OH, with a distinct approach to transformative education through its signature classroom-coop-community model. Our small student body is broadly diverse, coming from all over the United States. Over a quarter of our students are first-generation college students, almost half are domestic students of color, three-quarters are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, and over 80% identify within the LGBTQIA+ community. At Antioch we are cultivating a culture of care and inclusion that will set the precedent for institutions of higher education moving into the future. Antioch has a long history of being a beacon of progressive thought in the United States. We were founded by abolitionists in 1852, reopened as an independent college in 2010, and our dedicated alumni match our current students’ tenacity to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing our society today.

In leading the full range of communications and public relations work driven by the Office of Communications, this position will:

Strategic Communications

  • Collaborate with a team to develop and implement a comprehensive external communication plan for the college.
  • Develop marketing materials and campaigns that highlight the college’s unique offerings and value proposition.
  • Conduct research and stay up-to-date on trends in external communications and marketing and graphic design.
  • Uphold college-wide communication best practices.

Internal Client Collaboration

  • Collaborate with the Admission and Financial Aid team to create compelling content that promotes the college to prospective students and their families.
  • Work with the Alumni Relations team to develop communication strategies that engage alumni and encourage their participation in college events and activities.
  • Collaborate with the campus learning hubs to develop communication plans that promote the hub’s programs and services to the college community and beyond.
  • Support the office of advancement and the president’s office in their fundraising efforts.
  • In support of the president’s office, prepare presentations, speeches, introductions, and other external communications.

Content Creation

  • With team members, conceptualize, create and present work for all print publications, including brochures, magazines, direct mail, and advertising as well as web site and electronic media design.
  • With team members, help manage the college’s social media accounts, including creating content and engaging with followers.
  • Help manage the college’s social media accounts, including creating content and engaging with followers.

External Relations

  • In support of the president’s office, prepare presentations, speeches, introductions, and other external communications.
  • Determine and optimize creative content for search engines.
  • Determine and optimize creative content for search engines.
  • Maximize media opportunities by developing and maintaining relationships with media members, influencers, and community leaders to generate coverage of programs, administration, faculty, and students.

Supervision

  • Supervise student workers, when available.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Build positive relationships with faculty, staff and students through participation in cultural and other College sponsored events.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or a related field preferred.
  • 2-4 years of experience in communications, marketing, or public relations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with social media management and content creation.
  • Knowledge of higher education communications and marketing is a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of content management systems, social media and other emerging communications technologies.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS/PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

  • Deep understanding of copywriting, graphic design, and publishing best practices and principles.
  • Experience in optimizing content for a variety of media platforms, including advertisements, social media, etc.
  • Creativity and ability to think strategically.
  • Demonstrated exceptional proactive customer services skills and the ability to problem-solve with a positive attitude.
  • Detail oriented and exceptional copy-writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, work as a team member with little supervision and meet deadlines.
  • Physical ability to perform daily office activities, to include sitting long periods at a desk, light duty lifting, written and oral correspondence.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS:  

This position is in-person, with eligibility for partial remote opportunities (one day per week) by supervisor approval.

 

About Antioch College…

Antioch College was founded as a new kind of American college, a place where students seek to “win victories for humanity” and engage in real-world problem solving in the classroom, campus and community, and through our renowned cooperative education program. Through participatory learning and work-based education, students develop and put their ideas into practice. Guided by talented teachers and mentors, students own their education through a robust Self-Designed Major program that encourages students to explore the transdisciplinary spaces within and between the humanities, sciences, arts, and social sciences.

Antioch College embraces diversity as a core value, and considers it fundamental to excellence in education. We are an educational community dedicated to the pursuit of social justice that intentionally and consistently supports diverse and inclusive practices. We seek candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s mission through curricular development and innovation that fosters social justice, cultural competencies and understanding of diversity.

Antioch College is located in the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio – a vibrant progressive community nestled between two nature preserves. Yellow Springs is located 55 miles from the fast-growing city of Columbus, Ohio, and 30 miles from the Dayton metro area.

Application Process:

To apply, email hr@antiochcollege.edu.  Include the position title in the subject line and submit in one attachment in Word or PDF format the following application materials:

  • Cover letter.
  • A resume detailing your positions and relevant experience.
  • Three professional references who are familiar with your work and who will speak with Antioch College about your capabilities (will not be contacted without your permission). Provide their contact information including name, association with you, telephone number, and email address.

Your application will not be reviewed unless all application materials are received.

Electronic applications are preferred. Alternatively, you may send the same information by U.S. mail to:

Office of Human Resources

Antioch College

One Morgan Place

Yellow Springs, OH  45387

If you submitted application materials, we welcome you to fill out our Equal Employment Opportunity Voluntary Self-Identification Form here:

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Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender identity, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to apacheco@antiochcollege.edu