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Digital Communications Coordinator

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Categories: Staff
Department: College Communications

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Summary

The College Communications team’s mission is to tell the college’s story. We are seeking a digital communications coordinator who is proactive in helping the team fulfill its mission with the creation, delivery, and maintenance of content across Davidson's digital channels. The digital communications coordinator will join a highly collaborative team of colleagues who work together to develop story ideas, build campaigns, and plan communication programs that generate engagement, build deeper connections with the college and expand Davidson’s reputation, reach and impact.

Davidson College aspires to build a diverse and collaborative community that supports the college’s primary purpose of cultivating humane instincts and disciplined, creative minds. Our collective success depends on hiring, growing, retaining and rewarding great employees from diverse cultures, ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, national origins, socio-economic backgrounds, and abilities. Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Primary Responsibilities

Working with the digital communications strategist and director of digital communications, as well as colleagues in the College Communications Office and elsewhere on campus, the digital communications coordinator will manage and support the Davidson College online experience through the college website, social media channels, multimedia content, search engine optimization and online advertising. This is a critical role and requires someone who is detail-oriented, has great interpersonal skills, and can produce and edit content in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. 

The digital communications coordinator will:

  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff across campus to develop, organize, and maintain website content.

  • Create, update, and facilitate the campus-wide creation of content in various formats (news stories, videos, photography, webpage content, etc.) based on the team's editorial calendar and other needs. 

  • Provide training, guidance, and support to internal users working on institutional web content ensuring brand standards are met, including graphic identity and style standards.

  • Monitor and support content submissions through the content management system (CMS) as part of workflow and project requests.

  • Co-manage with other digital communications staff the posting of news stories, homepage and top-level webpage content, and other website content including text, photos/galleries, and video. 

  • Work to approve events for calendars managed by College Communications.

  • Co-manage institutional social media accounts as needed with content development, miscellaneous projects and research.

  • Assist in the deployment of weekly emails to employees and community members using MailChimp.

  • Assist in the development of internal documentation for website processes, and use of common digital tools and resources.

  • Work with student employees and our SiteImprove tool to ensure quality assurance and accessibility for Davidson.edu.

  • Facilitate the creation of new faculty and staff profiles to be posted on the college website.

  • Coordinate employee headshot sessions with the campus photographer and employees needing new headshots for the website. 

Desired Qualifications

  • A passion for higher education and marketing communications, including a basic understanding of digital and social media marketing.

  • Detail-oriented, including a drive for problem-solving, innovation and results.

  • Basic understanding of user-centered design principles, responsive design, usability, web accessibility, email marketing, social media and web analytics.

  • Knowledge and experience working with Drupal CMS preferred.

  • Ability to partner with internal clients on content development projects.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Takes initiative to understand and contribute to the achievement of goals and strategies.

  • A strong work ethic, ability to multitask, demonstrated intellectual curiosity and personal accountability for achieving professional growth while completing assigned tasks.

Instructions for Applicants

Think you have what it takes but don’t check every box? Reach out to us anyway. Together we can determine if you could be a great addition to the team. 

Please submit an application, along with your resume and cover letter, through our online employment portal

Review of applications will begin immediately; ideal start date July 1.

Davidson College offers a competitive benefits package, including comprehensive health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave with accruals beginning on the first day of employment, a 403(b) retirement plan to which the college contributes at least 8.5% of your salary, and more. 

This position is currently eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, with a minimum of three days a week in the office on campus. This is based on the operational needs of the division and is subject to change. An initial orientation period (of several weeks to months) worked in the office may be required. Candidates should expect to maintain a residence within commuting distance of the college.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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