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Advancement Communications Specialist

Company: Regent University
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

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Job Title
Advancement Communications Specialist: req1047

Virginia Beach Campus

Regent offers a wide range of generous benefits including health, life and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; tuition incentives; fully vested retirement plans; life and disability insurance options, time off, and more. All regular faculty and staff serving at Regent and working a minimum of 30 hours per week will receive an attractive benefits package.

Job Summary

The Advancement Communications Specialist serves as a communications liaison for the University Advancement department and supports the mission of University Advancement by coordinating and managing constituent communications and marketing projects. This includes leveraging multichannel solutions and institutional messaging to develop fundraising collateral; delivering comprehensive alumni, parent, and current/prospective donor communications to strengthen constituent engagement; conducting effective solicitation and engagement campaigns; and promoting special events and initiatives. Essential duties include:

  • Actively participate in strategy and creative meetings to brainstorm messaging, campaigns, programs, marketing concepts, and the effective use of media channels to achieve University Advancement objectives and deliver results.
  • Collaborate with Director of Advancement Services to develop and maintain communications and scheduling; regularly communicate plans and updates to all stakeholders; and oversee and ensure timely completion of all Advancement communications activities.
  • Use creative skills and research to write and edit compelling communication and fundraising materials in all media to support the University's fundraising priorities.
  • Facilitate communication and effort integration between University Advancement, University Marketing, Public Relations, and the Regent community.
  • Coordinate and oversee the workflow of University Advancement communications projects by facilitating and ensuring timely preparation, production, and delivery.
  • Collaborate with department colleagues to design and execute innovative strategies for attracting and maintaining a vibrant, highly engaged social media community of alumni, volunteers, donors, and prospects across all relevant social media platforms.
  • Play an active role in developing high-touch approaches to engaging and stewarding new and existing leadership donors.
  • Produce regular reports tracking online, print, and social media results.
  • Develop and maintain a system for tracking inventory of premiums, stationary, collateral materials, videos, and photos.
  • Maintain an archive of all marketing projects, files and associated materials for historical tracking and reference.
    • Bachelor's degree required; degree in Communications, Marketing or Business preferred
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong and proven relationship skills
    • Experience with creating and managing content for social media platforms
    • Experience in coordination and/or management of market projects and the marketing project lifecycle
    • Experience developing and evaluating marketing concepts and content
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective team relationships and work collaboratively with other professionals to enhance the creative process
    • Experience negotiating and managing vendor relationships and contracts
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and experience with Adobe software (specifically Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere)
    • Experience in creating and publishing video content and experience with content management systems preferred
      Candidate must have:
      • Ability to communicate professionally
      • Ability to function as a team player yet be self-motivated and able to work well independently
      • Creativity, organizational skills, and attention to detail, with ability to multi-task
      • Professional appearance and demeanor
      • Dependability and good judgment
      • Excellent process and follow-up skills
      • Ability to keep confidentiality of information
      • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends
      • Commitment to Regent's core values of Excellence, Innovation and Integrity

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Keywords: Regent University, Virginia Beach , Advancement Communications Specialist, Other , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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