The Communications Administrator is an integral part of the Student Success Services (SSS) Team that administers scholarships, college counseling, career readiness and other programming in order to the American Indian College Fund’s (College Fund) goal to increase the number of Native Americans with degrees and support their career readiness.
The Communications Administrator will lead the development and coordination of and implement the communication strategies for the Student Success Services team and initiatives. Communication channels currently include website, social media, newsletters, text messaging, and e-mail, print media, and conference presentations.
Essential Job Functions
Coordinate Communication Needs and Strategies
Maintain routine communication coordination across all student success services initiatives to effectively and efficiently manage communication efforts
Develop and maintain communication calendar for Student Success Services
Develop, maintain, and coordinate a diversified and relevant pool of communication strategies and tools
Collect student stories and SSS information and share with Public Education and Marketing teams
Measure and analyze effectiveness of SSS communications strategies against objectives
Create and Implement External Communication Strategies
Work with Public Education team to maintain SSS section of the website, including analyzing traffic and considering SSS objectives to inform website management
Manage SSS social media posts
Develop and disseminate SSS electronic newsletters to students, alumni, and Tribal College and University staff and faculty
Execute text messaging and e-mail communications supporting various specific initiatives and general communications for SSS
Support and participate in conference presentations
Manage the creation of SSS marketing materials and advertising to support team objectives
Place ads as needed probono or at negotiated reduced costs
Create and Implement Internal Communication Strategies
Create and implement a routine communication plan that shares relevant information across the College Fund, including but not limited to, student stories, SSS activities, SSS initiative outcomes and successes, and other relevant information
Actively Participate in other Student Success Services and College Fund activities as needed.
Note: The intent is not to provide an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. Incumbent may perform other duties as assigned.
The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Proficient IT skills particularly with Microsoft Office products
Experience utilizing a variety of social media communication platforms
Demonstrated initiative and creativity in program development
Effective project management skills
Ability to meet deadlines for a wide variety of job assignments
Ability to manage numerous tasks and/or projects at one time
Attention to and tolerance for detail
Ability to work independently with minimal direction
Ability to work collaboratively within and across departments as well as with external partners
Experience in measuring and analyzing effectiveness of communication strategies against objectives
Willingness and ability to travel to remote locations
Our History: Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native student access to higher education for more than 25 years, consistently receiving top ratings from independent charity evaluators. We provide nearly 6,500 scholarships per year to Native American students. and support for student success at 34 tribal colleges. Our Mission: The A...merican Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities.