Outreach and Communications Manager – Promise Neighboorhoods, VP Univ & Community Partnership

Drexel University

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    May. 19, 2017
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Drexel University was founded in Philadelphia in 1891 to provide educational opportunities for women and men of all backgrounds. Now, as a comprehensive research university with over 26,000 students across its 15 colleges and schools, Drexel’s strength in co-operative education, experiential learning, and translational research provides its students and faculty with excellent opportunities for career success. Known for innovation and dramatic growth, Drexel has earned top rankings from U.S. News & World Report, appearing among its Top 100 National Universities for the past seven years and on its Best Colleges list for the past 11 years.

Job Overview:
The Outreach and Communications Manager will oversee the roll-out and implementation of all communications and marketing efforts for the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood including a public awareness campaign which is designed to reach Promise Neighborhood residents. This role will integrate social marketing, social media, events, partnerships, direct marketing, and public relations. This position reports to the Promise Neighborhood Project Director.

Bachelor’s Degree required.
A minimum of 5 years experience.

Prior experience with non-profit outreach, community mobilization, community organizing and/or marketing preferred.

Knowledge and experience in the areas of education and community development a plus.

Graphic design, photography and video skills preferred.
Experience managing vendor relationships. Highly organized, can work independently, is a good problem solver, has strong verbal and written communication skills.

Able to attend some evening and Saturday meetings or events. Interest in the mission, public sector and community work a definite plus.

Able to work in a fast-paced environment. A personable, helpful team player. The maturity to handle social and interpersonal interactions well.

Essential Functions:
Maintain social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
Maintain Promise Neighborhood website.
Develop templates for flyers, newsletters, press releases and any written materials (both printed and online) for public awareness campaigns which can be tailored to the needs of partners.

Develop, implement, and track robust media campaign.
Work with the Project Director and Project Management Team to ensure that there is alignment between awareness campaigns, communications materials and project implementation.

Work with the Promise Neighborhood Data and Research team to track awareness outcomes to ensure that project outreach is meeting grant deliverables.

Plan, manage and staff outreach events and competitions to enhance the program’s participants’ experience with technology.

Work with Promise Neighborhood partners to ensure that the communication and awareness strategy is communicated to all partners and develop synergies that will strengthen the overall partnership.

Align outreach and communications with partner organization’s outreach teams and ongoing communication channels.

Build and maintain a robust repository of photography and videos to document the implementation of the project. Support grant writing and fundraising efforts.

Other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Posting
This position is supported fully or partially by external funds; therefore, the continuation of employment is contingent on receipt of those external funds.

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background investigation.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=82248 ( or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search for Outreach and Communications Manager-Promise Neighboorhoods, VP Univ & Community Partnership. The requisition number is 8246. For more information about Drexel University, please visit www.drexel.edu.

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