Saint Michael’s College Office of Marketing and Communications is seeking a dynamic full-time Associate Director for Public Relations. This on-site position works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications and various College offices and will join a cohesive team of fun and creative marketing and communications professionals dedicated to enhancing the visibility and enrollment of the College. The person in this role will actively plan and execute the College’s public and media relations efforts and collaborate on a strategy to increase the College’s visibility and reputation among important external constituents. A priority for this position will be to leverage relationships and networks to identify, package, and promote the activities and accomplishments of the College’s faculty, staff, and students in earned media by successfully coordinating pitches to writers, organizations, and media outlets. Preferred candidates will have five to ten years of relevant experience, the ability to bring a diverse perspective, and an appreciation for the College’s mission and heritage.
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Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.
Applicants should have the following:
- Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred
- Five to ten years of experience in journalism, public relations, and/or media relations, preferably in higher education
- Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered
- Superior writing, communication, and public presentation skills
- Ability to act as a spokesperson with the media comfortably and confidently
- Experience developing and executing media relations strategies
- Able to work well with a wide range of campus constituents and network with writers, journalists, and other media professionals
- Flexibility to work some weekends and weeknights when necessary
Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on the Apply Now button:
- Cover letter including a statement about contributions you could make toward helping Saint Michael’s College become a more culturally responsive and inclusive community and how your skills and experiences would contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on campus
- Contact information for three professional references will be requested at a later date
Alongside uploading your resume, you will be able to upload the additional documents requested.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Saint Michael's College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country's top-rated college towns, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, one of only 20 national Catholic colleges, and one of four in New England. Saint Michael's College was ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont and No. 59 in the Best Catholic Colleges rankings by Niche, a popular college ranking website. Saint Michael's was also named 120th in Best Liberal Arts College and No. 136 in the Best Small Colleges. The College is included in the Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability and on their list of Best Northeastern Colleges for its academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. Saint Michael's was also named in the 2018 The Princeton Review book "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck." Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit smcvt.edu
At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.
Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities, but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.
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