Position Overview & Responsibilities

The O’Brien Center for Career Development seeks to add an Assistant Director of Marketing & Student Outreach to their team. The Assistant Director will work with the Associate Vice President to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and advertising strategy focused on student outreach for all of the products and services offered by the O’Brien Center. S/he will collaborate closely with O’Brien Center colleagues, academic partners, the Office of Student Involvement, Admissions, the Academic Success Center, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to build strategic partnerships that will promote internships and first-job opportunities for our students. In addition, the Assistant Director of Marketing & Student Outreach will work with the AVP to construct an employer marketing strategy to expand and enhance corporate partnerships and participation in O’Brien Center events.

  • Assist the Associate Vice President with the build and implementation of a marketing/advertising plan for student outreach to inform them of products and services offered by the O’Brien Center.

  • Assist the AVP to implement a marketing campaign that will enlist the support of faculty and staff to promote O’Brien Career Center products and services to students.

  • Assist the AVP to build a comprehensive employer marketing and engagement strategy to support student and employer participation in OCCD events, including but not limited to, the Professional Development Retreat (PDR), Professional Development Events, Career Workshops, Career Fairs, Networking Events, and on- and off-campus hiring activities.

  • Develop a social media and web strategy to expand the digital footprint for the O’Brien Center within the student, employer and alumni sphere.

  • Manage student employees (including interns) to be utilized to support all marketing/advertising initiatives.

  • Maintain all web pages on the O’Brien Career Center website.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to implement a marketing plan, communicate that plan and ensure all key stakeholders are engaged and aligned with that plan.

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

  • 3+ years plus of relevant experience.

  • Experience in implementing marketing and social media plans.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and resources simultaneously.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and employer partners.

  • Ability to manage a team in a fast-paced environment, juggle multiple priorities, and manage ambiguity; quick learner, sharp attention to detail, excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Strong verbal/written communication skills, exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation for working with diverse audiences.

  • Strong follow-through, initiative, and willingness to work in a team in a flexible work environment.

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Technical aptitude and demonstrated ability to utilize multiple technology sources including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Google mail, calendar, drive, and Meet; Zoom, Microsoft, and Apple devices; Canvas or other LMS; Social media

  • Statistical analysis and/or data visualization tools are a plus.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith, and our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application materials should include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution of higher learning.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 5/11/22

Position Code: 969