The Office of Communications for Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) helps Johns Hopkins realize its mission of providing knowledge for the world by communicating the successes and priorities of the Johns Hopkins Institutions.
The Digital Communications Specialist is responsible for increasing awareness of philanthropic impact and opportunities and helping promote giving and engagement with Johns Hopkins. The candidate is charged with developing, in partnership with the Director, a comprehensive social media strategy for the Hopkins Giving channels based on platform analytics, industry best practices, and digital trends. The position also leads the creation of social-first content, working in partnership with the Office of Communication's writers, graphic designer, and video team.
This position is also responsible for staying abreast of, evaluating, and educating others on social media trends and best practices, as well as monitoring social media mentions, tone, and climate.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Lead the development and implementation of social media strategy
Monitor day-to-day social media activity and larger trends to develop a data-based, evolving social media strategy
Research digital presence of other higher education and nonprofit institutions
Plan, produce, and schedule social media content aligned with social media strategy to reach target audiences
Monitor public mentions of Johns Hopkins, giving in support of the organization, and specific individuals and issues
Make recommendations to the Director to adjust communications plans accordingly
Regularly analyze and report social media communications and engagement activities for use by leadership
Participate in the office's beat system, collecting story ideas and assets from Hopkins divisions, departments, and schools
Provide educational trainings for DAR staff on social media tools, strategy, and analytics
The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English, or a related field. Advanced degree may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. The candidate must be able to draw on at least two years of relevant experience in managing social media in a professional setting and be familiar with social media trends, as well as scheduling and reporting tools, such as Sprout Social. The candidate should have an aptitude for visual communication and the ability to translate complex ideas into digestible social media content. Experience is digital journalism or marketing is desirable.
The candidate must able to function independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The successful candidate must have a service mindset and be able to work effectively and collegially alongside other members of the team, as well as with colleagues across DAR and Johns Hopkins.
Classified Title: Communications Specialist Working Title: Digital Communications Specialist Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001647-Development Communications Personnel area: University Administration
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