Communications and Web Manager
Columbia University - New York, NY

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Advertised Summary Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Director of the Heyman Center and the Society of Fellows, the incumbent develops and implements strategies for communicating Heyman Center and Society of Fellows programming to audiences within the university and beyond, across multimedia platforms. The incumbent generates and manages website content for the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, and the Society of Senior Scholars, produces the Society of Fellows annual report, designs and produces a semi-annual newsletter for the Heyman Center, and oversees the in-house publication of occasional papers, proceedings, and pamphlets for the Heyman Center, the Society of Fellows, the Friends of the Heyman Center, the Society of Senior Scholars, and the Edward W. Said Memorial Lectures. Liaising with web builders, the incumbent creates and maintains a digital platform and archive for the Society of Fellows and the Heyman Center. Characteristics Duties and Responsibilities: (100% of total job) A. Communication Operations Working closely with the Heyman Center and Society of Fellows Program Manager, the incumbent develops all aspects of outreach and publicity. Develops and maintains a public calendar showing humanities events in the New York City area. Writes, edits, and proofreads flyers, programs, and advertisements for all Center events in both print and digital form. Oversees copyediting and proofreading of all pages of the website and all Heyman Center/Society of Fellows publications to ensure editorial standards and consistency of voice. Produces content and publishes a Heyman Center semi-annual newsletter and assumes production of the Society of Fellows annual report, gathering, writing, and editing content. Assists the Associate Director in developing strategies for expanding outreach and for collaborating with other Columbia centers and institutes and with professional communities beyond the university and in establishing partnerships with public institutions Develops new communications projects as needed (45%). B. Web Operations The incumbent oversees the development of websites for the Heyman Center, the Society of Fellows, the Society of Senior Scholars, and the Friends of the Heyman Center, including producing content for media platforms on campus and beyond; collaborates with faculty and postdoctoral scholars affiliated with the Heyman Center and the Society of Fellows to develop web-based projects representing research conducted under the Center's auspices, such as the themed workshops supported by the Heyman Center and works with other units and initiatives on campus and at global centers, as well as with humanities centers in New York City and beyond. (40%) C. Archival Operations Oversees the creation and maintenance of digital archives for the Heyman Center and the Society of Fellows. (5%) D. Budget Operations Working with the Associate Director and the Business Manager, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing the communications and website budgeting for the Society of Fellows and the Heyman Center. Manages the processing of all communications and web-related invoices. Acts as liaison to the Controller's office, Accounts Payable, and vendors, resolving issues as they arise. Manages all purchasing for Society of Fellows and Heyman Center communications and web-related expenses, submits charges via check request, invoice, or Purchasing Card (5%). E. Office and Fundraising Operations The incumbent assists in preparing grant applications to support new Heyman Center and Society of Fellows projects and collaborations and assists in supporting and promoting new initiatives, such as the Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellowship (administered by the New York Council for the Humanities) and the Mellon-sponsored Consortial Projects initiative (5%).

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's degree or equivalent required; minimum of 3 years related experience required; preferably in a university or other complex organization.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Knowledge of current modes of digital research, scholarship, and publishing required. Experience in developing, editing, and publishing academic content in electronic and print media strongly preferred. Computer literacy required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, facility in using website content management systems and social media required. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Excellent administrative, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required. Experience working with professional communities outside the university strongly preferred. Multi-tasking, flexibility, and a demonstrated ability to work well with a broad constituency required. Willingness to take on diverse projects as needed required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in the humanities or in communication and media studies preferred.

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