Digital Communications Manager

Position Reports to: Assoc. Vice President, Communications and Engagement

Position Description

For more than 30 years, Beacon College has made a profound difference in the lives of neurodiverse students who have learning and developmental challenges and disabilities such as ADHD, dyslexia, and autism. The college is seeking a motivated, creative, and energetic professional to serve as its Digital Communications Manager, supporting the college in communicating its mission of educating and preparing young neurodiverse people to succeed academically, professionally, and socially.

The Digital Communication Manager will play an integral role in enhancing the college’s regional, national, and global reputation through targeted digital communications and marketing material development, as well as support for events managed by the communications team. This may include working with faculty, staff, and college and community partners, to develop creative and innovative content for a variety of communications platforms (including social media) and monitoring digital traffic to track the college’s reach to target audiences.

The ideal candidate for this role should have excellent writing and oral communication skills, possess a keen eye for design, and be able to apply their talent into content creation across mediums, including digital, social media and print.  

By becoming part of the Beacon College family, the Digital Communications Manager is joining an award-winning team that is enthusiastic about higher education and serving the needs of students with learning differences, helping them on their path to success. Beacon was the first college in the nation accredited to award bachelor’s degrees exclusively to neurodivergent students and is recognized as one of the foremost American institutions in this undergraduate specialty.

The professional selected for the Digital Communications Manager position will have a unique opportunity to touch on a diverse range of projects as they support the college in communicating its mission and expanding its reach as a national thought leader.

Responsibilities

  • Social Media – Create social media content, including event graphics and video clips, to support a cross-platform digital strategy and boost engagement. Ensure that all platforms are regularly updated with relevant and timely information.
  • Website – Maintain an up-to-date and accurate website, including creating relevant graphics and content. Coordinate with other staff across different organization functions to compile information for updates.
  • Email Marketing – Designing, writing, and disseminating email campaigns to include newsletters, event invitations, and other stakeholder communications to support constituent retention and recruitment. Maintaining and curating email listservs.
  • Storytelling — Writing and sharing stories about our college community of students and alumni; Creating and editing copy for digital and print marketing and communications materials;
  • Event Support & Production — Staff in-person events such as the Beacon Salon Speaker Series, providing live social media content and event photography (desired).
  • Virtual Events – Provide support for Zoom/Microsoft Teams production for the campus community.
  • Miscellaneous — Perform other duties as necessary as the communications efforts continue to expand and evolve.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, public relations, or a related field
  • 1-2 years of experience creating digital content and graphic design
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, organization skills, and attention to detail
  • Content writing experience for all platforms
  • Experience with digital, publication, and video content creation and editing tools such as Canva and Adobe Creative Cloud preferred
  • Experience in Constant Contact, MailChimp or a similar email platform
  • Experience managing social media platforms and content management systems (i.e., WordPress)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Teams and Zoom webinar platform
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of AP Stylebook and proofreading
  • Team player with an outgoing and enthusiastic personality
  • Project management experience preferred

Required Applicant Documents/Work Samples

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Portfolio of writing samples

Compensation

  • Salary Range: $40,000 to $45,000 Annually
  • Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability, life insurance. Immediately eligible to participate in 403(b) retirement plan.

Location

This position is based on Beacon College’s campus in downtown Leesburg, Florida. Hybrid work schedule considered.

Job Category: Staff

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Beacon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for employment and promotion without regard to race, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender history, marital status, family status and responsibility, political and religious conviction, impairment or pregnancy.