Office of Human Resources & Administrative Affairs
New Full Time Job Opportunity- Communications Officer
In coordination with other Communications Officers, the Communications Officer will oversee, manage, and implement an external outreach strategy that ensures an increase in awareness of Bethlehem University and develop a proactive method of communicating information to our current stakeholders and the public-at-large primarily in the North American market, Europe, South America and the Middle East. The Communication Officer will be responsible for covering internal and external functions, media outreach and the production of development-related materials.
Main tasks and responsibilities
Serve as Editor & Production Manager for the Bethlehem University News (BUN) and annual reports when directed by the Vice President for Advancement and the Communications Office.
-Assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive and measureable marketing and outreach plan, inclusive of a branding strategy, that takes into consideration the fundraising priorities of the University and increases awareness of the University.
-Proactively seek publicity to build awareness of Bethlehem University through print, broadcast and online media; cultivate key media contacts, write media advisories, press releases and internal & external briefing documents;
-Assist in designing marketing campaigns that utilize social media and tell the University’s story, garner international attention, make the case for support and increase traffic to the main web sites.
-Provide guidance to University senior officials to ensure that messages communicated externally are consistent and align with our overall strategic outreach plan.
-Updating and implementing the Web Procedures Manual, the University Branding and Communication Policies, and others as may be required.
-Ensure a cohesive and integrated online presence among all portals such as the website, Facebook, Flicker, Twitter, etc.
Required Education and Experience
-Bachelor’s Degree is required, but Masters would be an added advantage.
-A minimum of three - five years of prior applicable work experience in a related field such as editing, marketing, public relations, or communications is required; experience in an education, nonprofit, marketing or fundraising organization preferred.
-Excellent English language writing, editing and interpersonal skills required. Arabic would be an added value.
-Strong facility and proficiency with technological skills, superior experience with Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel, PPT, etc.) and other database software.
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Starting date of employment: 1st September 2016
Applications close: 29 July 2016
To apply for the Job, download and print your information on the Application Form, attach all required documents and submit it to Human Resources and Administrative Affairs Office.