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Coordinator - Outreach and Engagement

Job Description Summary
Incumbent supports the School of Communications and the Dean's Office in event planning and event management, community engagement, and student recruiting and engagement, including Communication Careers Week, Media Academy, Summer Camps, partnering with outside organizations, high school visiting speakers program, community college relations, prospective student events, outside recruiting activities, guest speakers, and other events and activities. Duties include publicity, invitations, strategic communication, and social media representing the School.

The position reports to the Dean, works closely with the Dean's Office staff, and requires close cooperation with the Chairs and staff of the academic departments, student services, and other departments of Webster University.

Minimum Qualifications
Functional/Technical Skills*
• Successful experience with hosting and event management
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; visual media skills also desirable.
• Strategic communication experience, including strategic use of social media; outreach and engagement activities, relationship management, or related experience.
• Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills; ability to prioritize, focus, and manage multiple demands simultaneously.
• Ability to work independently and accurately when completing multiple assignments.
• Ability to work and communicate successfully with diverse audiences, both internal and external.
• Ability to manage projects on budget and deadline, with high quality results.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Facility with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other common software tools; basic graphic design skills and tools also desirable.
• Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, students, and staff colleagues throughout the university, and externally.

Preferred Qualifications
Requisite Experience*
Experience sufficient to demonstrate functional/technical skills above.

*Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples necessarily include all of the duties performed.

Essential Duties
Essential Duties and Responsibilities*
• Event planning and management for student and community engagement activities, prospective student recruiting, high school and community college outreach activities, Summer Programs, hosting visitors, special events, and related activities.
• Responsible for the logistics of successful events, from planning through conduct to final report.
• Coordinating with and managing logistics for visitors and outside organizations involved with School activities.
• Collaborating with others and participating in publicity, strategic communication, and social media for School events and activities.
• Communicates, interacts, and coordinates with multiple stakeholders and partners on campus and with external partners, visitors, and alumni as needed; builds and maintains successful relationships across all domains of work.
• Participates in the School's strategic communication efforts, executing communication and promotion plans, and creating and posting written content for social media.
• Interfaces closely with the representatives and personnel of other departments.
• Uses discretion in handling information.

Open Date: 03/27/20
Close Date: Open Until Filled 

Required Documents
Cover Letter-Letter of Interest


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Updated 4/3/2019