Position: A05855 Posting Date: September 25, 2012 ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT TITLE OF POSITION: IT Communications Specialist DEPARTMENT: Information Technology, Rose Hill RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinates the timely deployment of integrated marketing programs that will build and promote Fordham IT’s brand Develops and manages an overall strategic marketing & communications plan for Fordham IT; includes strategy for communicating & collaborating with business partners as well as internally within VP_IT. Attends site events, project meetings, status meetings, etc.; compose news stories/articles for IT online and print publications; compose communication materials for multimedia, including email, print, online, and digital message boards; includes Fordham IT newsletter, InsideIT Coordinates meetings; prepares correspondence and general PowerPoint presentations. Developing a Fordham IT strategic communications plan, encompassing objectives, goals, and tools for all written, spoken, and electronic interactions with IT team members, business partners, and external audiences as appropriate. Studying the objectives, policies, and needs of the organization to develop public relations strategies that will influence public opinion or promote ideas, products, and services. Listening and asking questions to gain precise understanding of the department’s often complex activities, to then speak and write confidently and accurately about what we do. Identifying ways for IT members to communicate and collaborate more effectively – and putting them into place. Finding the best stories that emerge from the department and related projects and surfacing them in imaginative ways – through video, printed materials, and on the web – to communicate to others what we're doing and why it matters. Immersion into projects as appropriate to assist with overall coordination of schedules and communications. Conferring with IT staff members to identify trends and key group interests and concerns or to provide advice on business decisions Taking sometimes jargon-heavy information and translating it into layman's terms, to make complex ideas more accessible. Providing communications support to IT team members. Refining communications and branding as more is learned about what works in our environment QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS undergraduate degree in Public Relations & Marketing or related discipline or demonstrated equivalent experience. 4-6 years of work experience in the field or a related area Attention to detail, strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently, ability to prioritize Ability to handle multiple projects Experience using both PC and MAC systems would be ideal Strong PowerPoint skills -- Ability to translate strategic messages into creative and accurate presentations Word and Excel skills (all Microsoft Office Applications); Working knowledge of web authoring tools (Dreamweaver / Open source equivalent). Basic working knowledge of InDesign and Flash a plus. Ability to deal and work effectively with people at various locations and levels in the organization Experience working with online publications Experience and familiarity with writing for the Web; comfortable using social media networks SALARY: Commensurate with experience STARTING DATE: ASAP SEND LETTER & RESUME: Roxana Callejo Garcia, Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation email@example.com FORDHAM UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INSTITUTION.
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