Detailed Job Description
The Director of Off-Campus Outreach and Communications will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of communications and programming to keep the 7,500 Miami students who live in the Oxford community, as well as our students who commute to campus, engaged with campus events and opportunities, connected to key campus information, and educated about their responsibilities as members of the Miami University and Oxford communities. The Director will work with all offices in Student Affairs, as well as University Communications and Marketing and other key offices, to create content and manage all central student affairs social media and web sites, and will serve as a resource for individual units' social media and marketing efforts. He/she will also be the lead staff member in establishing and building relationships with the community of Oxford to discuss issues that affect our students' safety and well-being, and any other issues that are a concern for the community. The director will attend community meetings such as City Council, the Student-Community Relations Committee, and the Healthy Community-Oxford committee, as appropriate.
- Work with Student Affairs offices, University Communications, and other offices across campus to craft communications (e.g., social media messaging, email messages, web sites, and publications) and coordinate programs that will meet the needs of off-campus and commuter students and keep them engaged with campus life. Serve as a support and campus contact for all commuter students, from entry until graduation (60-80 new students per year).
- Collaborate with offices across Student Affairs to educate off-campus students about their rights and responsibilities as citizens of Oxford, and encourage them to strive for good citizenship.
- Serve as the lead staff member in managing "town-gown" relations. In coordination with other staff members (e.g. Student Wellness, Community Engagement and Service, and Student Activities and the Cliff Alexander Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life), attend meetings in the City of Oxford to address community concerns, and to advance conversations about our students' safety and well-being. Build and maintain relationships with key leaders in the greater Oxford community.
- Create and manage Student Affairs communicatios and marketing efforts, pulling together information from across the Division and the University. Update the primary Divisional websites as needed. Keep Students Affairs current in the latest communication trends that will be effective to reach our students.
- Serve as a resource for individual Student Affairs offices as they manage their social media and web content.
- Serve as the primary Student Affairs liaison with University Communications and Marketing to coordinate our messaging and marketing efforts and to be consistent with University standards. Serve as the communications liaison for Student Affairs during campus crises.
- Master's degree in student affairs, communication, public relations, or related field required.
- Expertise in creating and managing social media accounts and web sites, and in crafting engaging and creative messaging for college students.
- An understanding of the developmental needs of college students, particularly of upperclassmen, and familiarity with the work of a Division of Student Affairs on a college campus.
- Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings, as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKER CHARACTERISTICS:
- Excellent technology skills, particularly related to social media, the web, and other modes of communication
- Excellent oral and written communication and editing skills.
- An ability to build relationships and to network with a broad range of constituents in the community.
- Professional, collaborative, detail-oriented, and creative.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.