The Communications and Program Specialist creates, implements, and maintains dynamic media and communications strategies and presence for the NYU Center for the Humanities and helps manage the demands of the Center’s various programs and events. This position also supports other Centers and Institutes, in particular the New York Institute for the Humanities, and works closely with the Office of the Provost. ● Manage the Center’s media output, including the website, videos, images, blog posts, etc; coordinates all digital and print content and email marketing to support the Center’s mission. ● Coordinate with humanities departments and key constituents to publicize the Center’s own and sponsored projects and events; organize weekly events series held at the Center and other locations across campus. ● Manage application cycles for and multimedia documentation of the Center’s grants, fellowships, and research programs, including the Center’s undergraduate summer research program; oversee event production and documentation. ● Supervise student employees responsible for developing multimedia content and planning/staffing events and programming. The candidate should have experience in marketing and communications strategies, be excited by big ideas, deep research, and the activity of thinking for its own sake, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, intellectually stimulating and demanding small team environment. Please note this is a 15-month fixed-term position.
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree
Required Experience: 2+ years of professional experience in managing websites, social media, and communications and content strategies, event management, or program management.
Preferred Experience: Experience in university or cultural organization. Graphic design and/or video production experience.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Strong knowledge of and experience with WordPress, both PC/MAC platforms, email marketing (MailChimp), social media management, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite. Familiarity with video/visual media production. Excellent organizational, communication, and technology skills. Excellent time and project management skills. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and with little supervision.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Academic background in the humanities. Knowledge of NYU community.