Communications Specialist for Undergraduate Admissions
Location: Elon, North Carolina
Internal Number: 4534944
Communications Specialist for Undergraduate Admissions
Requisition Number: 20122675 Type of Employment: Full-Time Regular Number of Months: Months Employed: Number of Hours per Day/Week: 40 Daily Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summary Position Oversee the accurate and timely delivery of print and electronic communication campaigns. Ensure the University's visual identity is consistently represented across all media channels in support of our brand and in line with departmental goals. With the potential to interact with over 100,000 student records and manage 2,500 digital communications, the Communications Specialist will play a vital role in maintaining effective communication strategies.
Benefits of Working at Elon University As an Elon University employee, you'll join an internationally acclaimed university with a commitment to fostering a thriving community. Ranked among the most innovative, creative and best-run universities in the nation, Elon's personal approach to education extends to employees, whose growth, professional development and success is a hallmark of our training and advancement opportunities.
Elon University's home is the charming town of Elon, North Carolina, a small, friendly community located a short distance from the beach and the mountains, and among the vibrant cities of Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham. In addition to the beautiful canopy of historic oak trees iconic to our campus, you'll find boundless opportunities for family-friendly recreation, cultural events and outdoor activities. Hiking, water sports, fine dining and entertainment are just a few of the many happenings in the Elon area, making the region one of the nation's premier travel destinations.
Employees at Elon enjoy a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes:
28 annual days off, including holidays and vacation.
Immediate tuition remission for employees.
Retirement plan with an 8 percent contribution from the university.
Immediate eligibility for health, dental and vision insurance, along with free acute care and lab services at our onsite Health & Wellness Clinic.
Free use of campus fitness facilities.
Free admission to musical and theater performances, guest speakers, religious and ethnic observances, recitals, art exhibitions, entertainment and our Division I Phoenix athletics.
Eligibility for tuition remission at Elon for spouses, qualifying domestic partners and dependents begins at three years of service. After four years of employment, eligibility begins for participation in the Tuition Exchange, a national scholarship exchange program that enables dependents to enroll in nationally recognized partner colleges and universities.
Elon values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives of our community members. As an equal opportunity employer, Elon's principles of diversity extend to race and gender identity, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and other aspects of one's identity. At Elon, our employees respect human differences, passion for lifelong learning, emphasis on personal integrity and an ethic of service.
Education Requirements Bachelors degree from four-year college or university required.
Degree/Major: Prefer majors in Communications, English or related discipline Length of Experience: Supervisory Experience: No
Supervisory Experience Detail None
Special Skills or Experience Event planning and organization, including ordering food and materials; staffing academic committees; taking and distributing minutes of meetings; supporting faulty in academic programs.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date: 08/25/2023 Closing Date: Open Until Filled: Yes
General Purpose of Position This position ensures university brand consistency and oversees the timely execution of communication matrix to prospective students and families.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Communications
Develop a thorough understanding of admissions communication matrix and its functionality in guiding all prospective student communication.
Execute the admissions communication flow
Process and mail print communication, including decision letters and admitted student welcome packets.
Provide weekly lists to Mail/Print Services for publication mailings.
Manage mass-email, via Slate CRM, across various stages of the admissions funnel.
Monitor all letters and email for accuracy throughout the admissions cycle.
Manage prospective student text campaigns.
Communicate admissions needs to Mail/Print Services to ensure timeliness of mailings and smooth operations in all departments.
Ordering and maintain department letterhead/stationary inventory.
Assist with the creation, updating, and printing event schedules, in concert with the director of communications and the campus visit team.
Update and coordinate, with event planner(s), printing of event materials.
Print name tags and event packets if applicable.
Participate in rotation of Saturday Campus Visit responsibilities
Participate in Admissions special events.
Contribute to admissions social media strategy.
Serve as a member of the social media committee.
Assist with the supervision of Social Media Interns.
Campus Partners Support
Create and execute Elon Bound communications plan as developed by New Student Programs, Academic Advising and other campus partners.
Education and Experience Bachelors degree from four-year college or university required.
Does this position require driving for the university? No
Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.
Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elons experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs 'Focused on Student Success.' Elons more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.
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Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.” Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.