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Communication & Event Coordinator at MacMurray College

December 04, 2018 2:29 PM | Anonymous member

Communication & Event Coordinator

MacMurray College, located Jacksonville, Illinois, invites applications for the position of Communication & Event Coordinator. The Communication & Event Coordinator is a member of the Office of Admissions. This position is responsible for planning, creating, managing, and implementing communication and events for the Office of Admissions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and manage comprehensive digital and print communication plans to enhance awareness and promote the mission of MacMurray College to multiple audiences
  • Design, edit, and implement digital campaigns for email and social media
  • Collaborate with the Office of Communications on production of all marketing materials and large mailings
  • Assist Director of Admissions in writing, editing, and maintaining all official Office of Admissions letters, forms, and major communications with prospective students and related audiences
  • Monitor and maintain all official Office of Admissions letters, forms, and major communications with prospective students and related audiences and coordinate  
  • Plan, implement, and coordinate events for the Office of Admissions including Preview Days, Highlander Orientation, Admitted Student Day, and special group visits, with a focus on an excellent guest experience
  • Monitor and assess the effectiveness of communication plans and individual components and modify strategies and implement new initiatives to enhance Admissions communications.
  • Collect and evaluate event feedback data and report the effectiveness of events and/or propose event modifications to better meet guest expectations and needs
  • Supervise, train, and mentor student employees
  • Other duties as assigned that are reasonably within the scope of this position.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing, communications, event management, or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of marketing/communications experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of event planning experience
  • Minimum of 1 year experience writing professionally/creating content for a publication and/or website (experience can also be part of an internship or part-time position).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of communication campaigns such as email, text, and other communications tools
  • Knowledge of current marketing strategies and social media platforms
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and software (including but not limited to Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of digital systems such as customer relationship management platforms and social media sites
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Excellent, creative written and verbal communication skills
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Ability to set priorities and organize workflow, working both independently on assigned projects as well as a collaborative team member.
  • Demonstrate an exceptional work ethic and following through on initiatives.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality / Understanding of and adherence to FERPA.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle changes and/or demands from diverse audiences, and manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously and in a timely manner.
  • A positive, customer-focused, attitude
  • Flexible and adaptable, occasional evening or weekend hours required as necessary

MacMurray College is an independent, four-year, residential, baccalaureate college with a strong liberal arts tradition located in the affordable, safe and stimulating city of Jacksonville, Illinois. For more than 170 years, MacMurray College has been committed to prepare graduates for satisfying and productive professional careers, providing the tools needed for effective leadership and encouraging individual growth throughout one’s education and future endeavors.

MacMurray College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age physical or mental disability or covered veteran status. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.  The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.  Interested applicants may send a brief cover letter describing your interest in this position, a résumé outlining your qualification for the position, a writing sample, and contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references. Any finalist for the position must successfully pass a background screening. Applications will be reviewed immediately. All materials should be sent to:

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