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Beacon College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution committed to affirmative action and advocates a drug-free environment. Beacon College seeks qualified and diverse candidates with multicultural experience including members of protected class groups. Beacon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Office of Human Resources
Phone: 352-638-9762
Email: employment@beaconcollege.edu

Beacon College is dedicated to attracting talented, high caliber staff and supporting all employees in their professional development. Positions currently open are listed below:

Director of Communications

Beacon College was the first undergraduate institution in the United States accredited to award bachelor degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. We are committed to student success, offering academic and personal support services that help each student achieve his/her life goals. Beacon College is a growing community that is welcoming, accepting, and supportive of each community member. Set in the historic downtown of Leesburg, Florida, amidst beautiful lakes, Beacon College is close to Orlando and within an easy drive of many other points of interest in Florida. Beacon is currently recruiting for a Director of Communications, reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Development and Communications.

The Director of Communications will have overall management and supervisory responsibility for external and internal communication functions at Beacon College including branding and messaging, website content, social media, media relations, photography, and preparation and editing of external and internal communications. The Director will coordinate marketing strategy, leading and overseeing all strategic communication planning and implementation with direction from the Vice President to insure consistency, messaging, presentation, and standards The Director will develop website content on both Beacon internet and intranet sites, design, track and report on key performance metrics of the website and other public relations efforts, oversee and approve publications and web-based communications by other departments, as well as oversee, approve and manage all related social media sites. The Director will write/edit and manage the creative process for a range of content pieces across traditional and new media platforms, including coordination of photography and videography efforts, preparation of all press releases and internal communications, as well as being a supportive member of the Development team and the College as a whole.

Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor’s degree and preferably a Master’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, or a related field and a minimum of three years’ experience in public relations, preferably in a higher education.

Outstanding writing/editing and verbal skills, including experience in writing press releases and articles. Experience with website content editing and effectiveness evaluation. Familiarity with WordPress and other current and emerging technologies, as well as social media outlets. Ability to effectively handle confidential information and to professionally represent the College to a variety of internal and external constituencies.

Beacon College offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit program and rewarding employment in a growing educational community. Candidates should apply with a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to Beacon College, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, 105 E. Main Street Leesburg, FL 34748. E-mail applications are preferred at: employment@beaconcollege.edu. Beacon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). To find out more about the Beacon College community please visit our website at www.beaconcollege.edu.