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COORDINATOR / COMMUNICATIONS / CHARTER SCHOOLS

Posted: 06/23/2024

COORDINATOR / COMMUNICATIONS / CHARTER SCHOOLS
Position Summary Supports the written and digital communication efforts of the Center’s communications unit. Assists with Center communications, social media efforts, publications, and the production of marketing materials that advance the Center’s initiatives.
Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing or a related field.
Two years of relevant marketing or communications experience writing for web, social media, print, and email platforms.
Excellent writing skills and attention to detail, including knowledge of AP style.
Strong organizational skills. Strong verbal communication skills.
Ability to maintain positive relationships with staff and consultants.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Preferred Qualifications Experience with digital communications technology, including social media platforms, email management systems, event management systems, and Adobe Creative Suite.
Knowledge of search engine optimization, web/social media, and accessibility best practices.
Knowledge of website and social media analytics, including Google Analytics. Knowledge of charter public schools.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Duties & Responsibilities Coordinates and oversees the Center’s social media strategy and develops content across all social media platforms.
Coordinates and oversees the development of content for the Center’s website.
Assists in the development of written content for email and print projects.
Researches and communicates stories that share the positive results of our partner charter schools.
Assists with communications project development from initiation to closure.
Implements the Center’s messaging to ensure organizational consistency and increase exposure for the Center.
Assists with special projects.
Assists with communications projects to market programs and events.
Supports professional development initiatives by assisting with presentations, speaker comments, invitations, and programs.
Manages the process for gathering and analyzing data to evaluate the effectiveness of all digital communications initiatives.
Researches current and emerging digital trends and best practices. Completes other projects as assigned.
Supervision Exercised None.
Message to Applicants Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.


You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

This position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials by June 21, 2024.
Employee Group Professional & Administrative -Salary
Staff Pay Level  
Pay Range $50,000 - $62,000
Division Academic Affairs
Department The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools
Position Status Regular
Position End Date  
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.00
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / weekends and evenings as required.
Location Lansing, MI
About the Department  
About CMU Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
CMU Leadership Standards Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.
EEO Statement
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https://www.cmich.edu/offices-departments/OCRIE).
 
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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.
 
Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both.
 
CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:
Phone: 989-774-3253
Office: 103 E. Preston St.
Bovee University Center, suite 306
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Email: titleix@cmich.edu
Posting Ends  
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate the specific source by title (i.e., CMU website, HigherEdJobs.com, Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, The Chronicle, specific professional association, specific list serv, etc.):

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the university's definition?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Dispatcher
    • Medical Faculty
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO or Faculty
    • Police
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Sergeant
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  4. * Do you have a bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have two years of relevant marketing or communications experience writing for web, social media, print, and email platforms?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample

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