The Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is a beacon of innovation and knowledge creation in higher education, a two-year college where evidence-based high-impact practices in curriculum design and delivery permeate the educational model and have yielded graduation rates that are the highest in CUNY???s community college sector and above the national average. Located in midtown Manhattan, Guttman draws a culturally diverse student body from across New York City and is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.
The College is committed to using a range of innovative approaches to achieve its goals and to improve student persistence, retention, completion, and transfer. The centerpiece of Guttman???s educational model is an integrated first-year core curriculum, where students examine current world issues and use New York City as a living text and laboratory. Thus, connecting information and concepts across multiple disciplines, contexts, and perspectives. This immersive approach equips Guttman students with the foundation of knowledge and skills essential to their intellectual, social, civic, and professional endeavors in and beyond the classroom. The College admitted its first cohort of 300 students in August 2012 and has established an enrollment target of approximately 5,000 students in the coming years. Before applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College website (www.guttman.cuny.edu) to learn more about the institution.
Guttman Community College is seeking to fill the position of Marketing & Communications Manager. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement & Donor Relations, this position will create and manage communications and marketing efforts for the school and support and enhance the Guttman Community College value proposition. The Marketing & Communications Manager will work with GCC leadership, development/alumni, and web development staff, as well as college-wide communications and marketing staff to support GCC???s marketing and communications goals. They will partner with the Enrollment Management leadership to develop social media strategies to increase College brand visibility that enhance enrollment. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of fostering collaborative partnerships by working with internal and external stakeholders to support and advance the school???s mission.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Implement and oversee a successful and integrated communications program and college presence using multiple mediums in a timely and consistent fashion. This may include, but not be limited to, brand guidelines, e-newsletters, news magazine, social media, e-blasts, press releases, letters to the editor, opinion pieces, yearend-reminders, annual reports, web pages, invitations, and assisting with various promotional and development materials.
Oversee the facilitation of marketing collateral (e.g., short videos, commercials, etc.) that tell the Guttman story. Ensure a consistent narrative is executed to increase brand and name recognition and presence in all mediums, including coordinated marketing efforts to confirm consistency with broader college marketing and branding efforts.
Work with college stakeholders to streamline and ensure marketing materials and communication meet brand standards.
In consultation with campus leaders, create and manage a branding and marketing strategy for the growing enhancing the school???s visibility in print and digital mediums.
Prepare, write, and edit internal and external communications, including articles for College website and special announcements.
Utilize data to inform metrics and outcomes to be shared with senior leadership and campus stakeholders centering on the marketing and communication strategies.
Supervise, coach, and develop Communications staff. Conduct annual performance management and set goals and targets for the unit in alignment of the strategic goals of the unit and the college.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.
Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office.
Bachelor???s degree and six years??? related experience required. .
Master???s degree preferred, in marketing, public relations, communications, organizational leadership, or a related field. An advanced degree in a related fieldcan be substituted for up to two years of experience.
Six years of full-time professional experience in communications, constituent relations, non-profit management, marketing, branding, or related experience in a service-oriented field, preferably in a higher education environment. Master's degree in a related field can count up to 2 years of experience.
Web development and/or graphic design experience is preferred.
Proficiency in user and marketing interface design, usability methodology, CMS, and browser capabilities
Strong project/time management, leadership, and organizational skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and ability to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
Demonstrated technical knowledge in content management systems and processes and up-to-date knowledge of digital production trends and tools
Proficient in the use of Microsoft and Adobe applications.
Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated abilities in consensus building.
Professional demeanor with flexibility and solid interpersonal skills.
Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize, respond to and manage multiple projects and demands while meeting strict deadlines.
Should have the capability to see the ???big picture??? and small details of projects, with excellent follow-through.
Ability to attend and help with occasional evening events required.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Manages marketing and advertising initiatives to achieve specific marketing goals.
Develops advertising programs consistent within overall marketing plans to achieve image, awareness and/or enrollment goals
Implements programs in print, radio, broadcasting, mail, and electronic communications, coordinating with internal units and external service providers
Actively manages and moderates electronic content and marketing tools for both College and external web sites and sources, including social networks, video portals, and listservs
-Develops, tracks, and reports on both advertising costs (budgets) and results to assure goals are met; collects and analyzes data on exposure, traffic, and other metrics
May supervise staff and external service providers
Performs related duties as assigned.
Higher Education Associate
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience up to $98,362.
CUNY???s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Before applying, candidates are asked to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College ???Why Work at Guttman ??? Model Guttman Employee??? website (https://guttman.cuny.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/prospectiveemployees/why-work-at-guttman/) to learn about the many attributes of the model employee for Guttman.
Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID (24744) or Title (Marketing & Communications Manager). Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.
In order to be considered for the position, candidates must upload as one document, by the closing date:
A cover letter that highlights your education and experience and what would make you a Model Guttman Employee
An application for this position must include an equity statement. For more information about the questions that must be addressed please visit: https://guttman.cuny.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/prospective-employees/apply-interview/#1562783751506-67588d88-651b
Contact information for 3 professional references.
August 16, 2022
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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
The Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is the City University of New York’s newest community college in 40 years. As a very young institution, Guttman Community College requires flexibility and a broad range of skills and competencies from candidates in every position. Located in midtown Manhattan, Guttman was established with the goal of significantly improving student learning, retention and graduation, by rethinking community college education and practice. Guttman Community College is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution with a culturally diverse student body drawn from across New York City. A majority of our students enroll directly out of high school. The College is committed to using a range of innovative approaches in order to achieve its goals and to improve student persistence and completion. The centerpiece of Guttman’s educational model is an integrated first-year core curriculum that builds the academic, linguistic and affective skills necessary for success in college and career. Additional features of the model include using New York City as a context for learning in and out of the classroom, the integration of academic and student support ser...vices, and the use of ePortfolios. Guttman currently offers five majors: business administration, information technology, human services, liberal arts and sciences, and urban studies, and will offer additional programs in the future. The College admitted its first cohort of 300 students in August 2012. At full capacity, Guttman will enroll 3,000 to 5,000 students. Before applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College website (www.guttman.cuny.edu) to learn more about the new institution.