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Ann Arbor, Michigan, To apply please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF or Word document to careers.umich.edu. In your cover letter (two pages or less), please describe how your career aspirations, experiences, and skills relate to this position. The Department of English Language and Literature is looking for a full-time Marketing & Communications Coordinator to join our team. You will be an important contributor to our team reporting to the Department’s Chief Administrator and working directly with department colleagues across an array of roles to provide proactive and flexible support.

Because you will work with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff, you must embrace diversity and equity and contribute to an inclusive and positive work culture. The Department of English Language and Literature serves as a lively center of creativity, inquiry, and discovery with a proud tradition of leadership in scholarship and teaching, contributing to the mission of the University of Michigan, which serves the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence by creating, communicating, preserving, and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and by developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. To learn more about the department, visit us at https://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/. Workplace Type This job offers a hybrid arrangement, with up to two days per week of remote work based in Michigan.

Attributes You develop brands through research, strategy, messaging, and design. You collaborate with other team members on multiple time-sensitive tasks. You understand market research, brand development, interactive design, user-centered experience design, and digital marketing. You prioritize work and resources (timelines, budgets, and capacity) across short- and long-term projects.

You embrace feedback and find the best ways to address concerns and provide solutions. You tailor tone and message across multiple social media platforms. You contribute to a positive team atmosphere, supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and access efforts, and ensuring an inclusive, welcoming, and professional environment that reflects the department, college, and university values. Communications & Marketing Coordinate with other team members to develop marketing materials, such as banners, invitations, postcards, flyers, posters, bookmarks, brochures, and inserts Write and layout the English Department monthly and annual e-newsletters Work with other department staff to publish event email reminders, event follow-ups, and other announcements Develop advertising plan using University Record ads, Michigan Radio spots, and social media ads Ensure that the communications strategy is consistent and reflects the university’s strategic vision Track digital marketing, website, email, and social media analytics; analyze the data and make recommendations Website Management As the department webmaster, maintain the English Department website; manage the upload process of content Initiate and design web projects Collaborate on, coordinate, edit, design, and layout pages such as subject guides and special projects Provide web development support for other department programs Social Media Create and maintain a calendar of social media postings and collaborate with staff to prepare appropriate content Oversee and assist staff with existing social media platforms — updating banners, monitoring comments, looking for trends such as hashtags, considering audience and growth Identify potential new social media marketing opportunities Manage and write for social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to ensure consistency, variety, and promotion of English news and events Maintain and analyze social media reports for future growth Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field, or equivalent combination of education, certification, and experience Three (3) or more years of experience working in communications, marketing and social media in a professional setting Graphic design experience that includes the ability to make high-quality fliers and posters Accuracy in communications (including spelling, grammar, and fact-checking) Proficiency with software applications, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Google, Microsoft Suite, Constant Contact, or Mailchimp Social Media Platform management Website management Be prepared to provide a portfolio with examples of creative solutions and complex integrated campaigns that you’ve developed and designed.

The salary range for this position is $39,000 to $48,700, please note a higher salary may be offered based on equity and the selected candidate’s experience. As one of the world’s great liberal arts colleges, LSA pushes the boundaries of what is understood about the human experience and the natural world, and we foster the next generation of rigorous and empathetic thinkers, creators, and contributors to the state of Michigan, the nation, and the world. To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion in LSA, please visit lsa.umich.edu/lsa/dei . To learn more about LSA’s Mission, Vision and Values, please visit lsa.umich.edu/strategicvision .

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  

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