Social Media Specialist/ Marketing Assistant at Jackson College

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Jackson, Michigan

Job Description:


Looking to Transform and Change Lives every day? Think about joining our Jackson College team and be a part of one of the elite League for Innovation Colleges. Located in the Midwest, with four beautiful seasons, miles of golf courses and beautiful lakes parks, trails, and active downtown. Jackson has an Amtrak stop, bus service, and we are an hour from an international airport. Our employees enjoy working on a beautiful campus complete with state-of-the art facilities, a fitness trail, disc golf, on site mental, dental, physical care, and childcare. We believe in serving our community and making a positive difference to the life and future of our region by making socially responsible decisions that have real, beneficial and measurable impacts on people and the world around us. We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits, along with wonderful employee incentives! While we offer many of the amenities of larger institutions, our students, and our Total Commitment to Student Success (TCS2), is our focus. We provide small class sizes, individual professional development opportunities and a family atmosphere. Apply now for the possibility of becoming part of this great institution.

This position requires a self-starter who is on the cutting edge of today's social media, graphic design and digital communication trends. The position will require someone who can craft the College's voice for today's print and electronic communications, produce, update and design online and digital content and assist with internal communications and web updates. Essential Functions

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Social Media
  • Create a strong social media presence using effective strategies for daily content creation to grow the fan base.

  • Monitor social media channels daily and respond to social media comments or questions as needed

  • Design images and graphics for social media posts and digital marketing

  • Incorporate the use of video and animation in social posts.

  • Monitor social media trends and performance, compile effectiveness reports

  • Marketing
  • Assist marketing team in design, development and implementation of various projects.

  • Assist with website updates

  • Create digital email communications including but not limited to weekly online newsletter.

  • Photography
  • Seek out photography opportunities throughout campus for use on print and digital channels

  • Take photography for on campus events as assigned

  • Capture photos for use in social media posts and marketing efforts

    • Responsible for understanding, supporting and actively demonstrating the College's beliefs, values, mission and vision and being in agreement to be evaluated by same.

    • Create an atmosphere of partnership with existing students, and specific departments such as residence life and athletics.

    Internal: Frequent contact with staff members from other departments in regard to social media requirements for their departments. External: Frequent contact with current and prospective students, clients, and community members through multiple social media channels.Minimum Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience The knowledge, skills and abilities required are often obtained by completing a Bachelor's degree program and working a minimum of two years in a related position or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    MinimumA degree in marketing, graphic design, communications, journalism or closely related field or comparable work experienceA minimum of three-five years of social media or marketing experienceExperience using the following applications: Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & SharePoint, Hootsuite, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Photoshop
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud software applications (including Photoshop, InDesign and Premier Pro)

  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication

  • Previous graphic design experience

  • Ability to work independently with close attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize requests accordingly

  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate judgment in all scenarios

  • Possess the desire to take our social media marketing efforts to the next level

  • Excellent time management skills: ability to prioritize work functions

  • A positive, team-oriented attitude

  • Complete projects on time to meet deadlines

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work with a diverse group students, employees and community members

  • Institutional knowledge or the ability to seek out necessary information

  • Takes initiative to learn, as well as continually display dedication to advancement of field

  • Ability to accept criticism and be open to ideas of others

  • Language Skills (required)Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    Math Skills (required)Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
    Reasoning Ability (required)Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    Photography SkillsAbility to assist with digital photography needs of the department. Possess a working knowledge of digital camera. Set up photo appointments, stage photos and collect appropriate releases.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
    WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    "This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required and shall not be construed as declaring the specific duties and responsibilities. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his or her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty."
    Supplemental Information

    Jackson College only accepts on-line applications though this system. For assistance with this, please call 517-796-8468.

    Please use your legal first and last names on your application. If you are hired, you will have the opportunity to identify and utilize your preferred name.

    The Jackson College Nepotism policy prohibits the hiring of direct relatives of current employees or members of the Board of Trustees including spouse, domestic partner, child, stepchild, parent, stepparent, aunt, uncle, niece/nephew, grandparent, grandchild. This policy applies to all full and part-time employees except for student workers, tutors, temporary employees and adjunct faculty.

    It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess (even if you are repeating it from your resume or cover letter). For instance, do not say, "See Resume or C/V." Your resume, cover letter, and if a degree is required an unofficial transcript must be attached to your application. Applications will be rejected if incomplete.

    When you apply for the position, you will get to the document upload area where you will be given an opportunity to attach your documents such as your vita, transcripts, etc.. Instructions will also be found there.

    The College reserves the right to request proof of degree or certification at a later date if these documents are required as part of the qualifications for the position. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background as part of the employment process.

    If selected you will be required to complete the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Employment Eligibility Verification form I-9 and provide documentation verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Jackson College is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

    Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

    A copy of Jackson College's Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available on the JC Campus Safety & Security website. The security report contains crime statistics for the previous three years for all of our campus locations and the annual fire safety report, which contains statistics for any reported fires in campus housing units and fire safety systems in these buildings. Additionally, the report contains policies, available resources and information concerning personal safety, fire safety and reporting procedures for both crimes and fires.

    Jackson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.

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