Communications Manager

Albany, NY - Posted on: Monday 12/08/14


The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University at Albany is engaged in research and development to improve information policy, management, and performance in the public sector. CTG is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual for the position of Communications Manager. The successful candidate will develop and implement proactive communications strategies to promote CTG regionally and internationally. He/she will work with the CTG management team and project managers to design and implement communication and marketing plans that promote CTG. The Communications Manager is responsible for editing and writing a variety of high quality external communications, including news releases, web content, and reports. This individual must possess a thorough understanding of social media and be able to identify and communicate social media opportunities. Candidate must also be an effective time manager and have the ability to multi-task and track projects to successful completion. The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design and implement communication strategies and plans
  • Write, edit, design, and market reports, brochures, and other print and web publications and resources
  • Write and distribute press releases and online news articles
  • Assist staff in improving the quality and consistency of their communications
  • Develop and implement internal editorial, content management, and digital asset management strategies and procedures
  • Coordinate communication and outreach activities with University at Albany communication and marketing departments and with the appropriate marketing and communication offices of CTG’s government, research, and private sector partners
  • Respond to University and other external requests for information about the Center and Center staff
  • Design and implement CTG’s social media strategy to include identifying and communicating social media opportunities for CTG staff



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization with coursework in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, or related field
  • At least two years full time professional experience in marketing, outreach, or public relations in the public, private, or nonprofit sector
  • Well-organized with ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects
  • Team player with outstanding interpersonal and self-motivational skills
  • Able to work within and manage diverse groups
  • Experience writing and editing for written publications and electronic media
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with multiple priorities
  • Graphic and web design skills
  • Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and implementing communication and marketing strategies for government organizations, non-profits, or the information technology field
  • Experience with Content Management Software
  • Experience using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Working knowledge of basic web technologies such as html, CSS, Javascript, and Drupal
  • Experience designing email newsletters using Constant Contact or similar tool
  • Experience managing social media such as twitter and blogging
  • Demonstrated experience using all forms of social media
  • Previous experience working at a news outlet with editorial responsibilities
  • Public Relations agency experience

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