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Director of Communications & Content Strategy

Company: Buffalo State College
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Director Of Community Relations Buffalo State is one of the largest comprehensive schools in the State University of New York system. As a civically minded, urban-engaged campus community located in the city's cultural corridor, Buffalo State prides itself as having smaller learning environments coupled with larger university opportunities. Boasting a diverse and inclusive campus, Buffalo State is committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The school's mission is to deliver a broad array of high-quality and distinctive academic programs infused with diversity, creativity, and hands-on learning opportunities for hardworking students who seek a personalized and affordable education that engages their minds and advances their careers. Buffalo State is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, service, scholarship, creative activity, and cultural enrichment. With degree programs in education, the arts, science, arts and humanities, and professional studies, each year over 6,000 students choose Buffalo State. Buffalo State welcomes applicants who are committed to helping us fulfill our mission. Faculty/Professional Professional Department Marketing and Communications Office Local Title Director of Communications & Content Strategy Budget Title Associate Director Of Community Relations The Director of Communications & Content Strategy provides direction, planning, and implementation of internal and external communications initiatives, and organizes and optimizes departmental content to advance the college's mission, strategic plan, and institutional marketing plan. Manage and execute content development and planning (across platforms), editorial style and copy editing, and internal communication with faculty and staff. The director oversees staff members in news and content.

Oversees media relations and major media contacts, organizes response to journalists, and proactively pitches news stories. Organize and manage story ideas that promote the college and support the institutional marketing plan. Act as a contact for media inquiries; serve as a liaison between media and executive-level officials.

In conjunction with AVP , provide executive-level support in counseling senior campus officials, including the President's Cabinet, in relation to internal and external communication issues. Develop communication and action plans to assist with issues management. May require occasional weekend and evening coverage as primary or secondary emergency contact.

In conjunction with emergency (timely notifications) team, coordinate communication for the campus in the event of an emergency. Assist to develop policies and procedures.. Stay current with national trends in emergency campus communication issues and practice. Oversee the coordination the college's emergency communication strategy. Required Qualifications A bachelor's degree. A background of increasingly responsible communications, content development, and media relations experience. Successful track record of content development and strategy. Proven experience developing, managing, and maintaining a network of media contacts. Strong interpersonal skills and experience working effectively with a variety of constituencies. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to distill and clarify ideas, and the ability to synthesize ideas quickly under deadlines. A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Preferred Qualifications Master's degree in a related field. Demonstrated knowledge of social media, electronic, print, and interpersonal communications. Professional affiliations ( PRSA ) and/or volunteer board experience. Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution that subscribes to all federal, state, and SUNY legal requirements and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status (Nondiscrimination Notice). Any violation of this policy should be reported to the Equity and Diversity Office, Cleveland Hall 415, (716) 878-6210. Buffalo State is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Kawaler at kawalel@buffalostate.edu or call (716) 878-4822.Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report ( ASR ) for SUNY Buffalo State at http://police.buffalostate.edu . The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Buffalo State University Police Department at (716) 878-6333. New York State Executive Order 161 Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • * All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. The college's Pre-Employment Background Screening Policy is available at http://hr.buffalostate.edu/pre-employment-background-screening. Prior to an offer of employment, an applicant will be required to sign an authorization release form, allowing Buffalo State to conduct a background investigation. Failure of an applicant to sign the authorization release form will disqualify an applicant from further consideration for appointment.
      • I agree to comply with the college's policy.
      • I do not agree to comply with the college's policy. (Note, this selection will disqualify you from further consideration for appointment.)
      • * Please share with us what diversity, equity, and inclusion mean to you and why they are important.(Open Ended Question)Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
      • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
      • Cover Letter
      • Names and Contact Information for 3 Professional References Optional Documents

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