Binghamton University Communications Manager in Binghamton, New York

Communications Manager


Department:Communications and Marketing

Locations:Binghamton, NY

Posted:Jun 14, '17


Ref. No.:02240 - 02221


About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)

Salary: commensurate with experience

The CM works with deans, assistant deans, faculty, directors and Communications and Marketing staff to determine the communication needs of the school or division. In coordination with the Office of Communications and Marketing, the CM would design and implement both strategies and tactics. The CM would serve as the project manager and point of contact for their communication needs. This will address communications problems in the most strategic, creative and effective way possible in today's highly competitive environment. Below is a sampling of the position's roles.

  • Write unique, cross-platform content for various digital and print assets, including but not limited to social media, websites, videos and infographics.

  • Coordinate and edit content for the school magazines.

  • Provide ongoing communication consultation to assigned schools and offices.

  • Develop an annual communications plan for each school or office.

  • Define measurable goals, a timeline and a budget.

  • Work with partners to execute a plan; support programs with professional services such as writing, design, publications, special events, media relations and promotions.

  • Work closely with the director of communications to obtain in-house assistance when appropriate and, when necessary, to negotiate with outside freelance help.

  • Handle the on-going needs for content creation for Social Media Channels.

  • Work to identify stories that could be pitched to the media, conceiving, writing and coordinating website content and posting of content on the school's website.

  • On an annual basis conduct a communications audit, recommend and conduct market research to test effectiveness of client communications (online surveys, phone surveys, website metrics). Use results to evaluate current programs and formulate future plans.

  • Create multi-media presentations


  • Bachelor's degree in related field or Bachelor's degree with related work experience.

  • Strong verbal and written skills including editorial experience.

  • Experience with graphic design software, specifically with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

  • Knowledge of content management principals, ability to build and edit templates within a CMS environment an understanding of web publishing and the technical concepts involved in implementing web publishing solutions.

  • Experience monitoring and managing social media outlets for a business or institution.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills

  • Ability to perform well under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with an attention to details.

  • Higher education experience and campaign email system experience, a plus.

  • A portfolio of professional work is required.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University will be a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

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Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: June 28, 2017

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  • Resume,

  • Cover letter, and

  • Contact information for three professional references

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The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As required by title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.