West Virginia University
Description The Reed College of Media at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Special Events Coordinator Senior. This position is responsible for coordinating and administering high-profile event programming for the College\u2019s Media Innovation Center, as well as strategic communications for diverse audiences in support of the Center\u2019s and College\u2019s strategic goals. This position will foster an integrated environment at the MIC that is passionate about student development, the mentoring of young professionals in a creative environment, and supporting activity, events and programming offerings in line with University needs and industry trends.\u00a0 In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will: Serve as the primary liaison between the Media Innovation Center and external vendors and as the point of contact for guest speakers, visitors, etc. Work proactively to ensure all logistical details are performed and properly executed for events. Manage production of promotional materials for events. Organize presentations, content and prepare materials for events and meetings. Work closely with the MIC Directors and College administration in selected outreach and development activities. Update and manage Award Deadline calendar for MIC funding opportunities. Execute MIC strategic communications plan on all communications platforms in support of all events and initiatives of the MIC. Provide daily oversight of the MIC\u2019s website, digital signage, and marketing materials; manage content calendars; and ensure timely content updates. Develop and maintain a monthly strategy of communication and outreach activities. Track, analyze and report social media performance. Propose and execute policies that outline how frequently and by what means social media and website content is reviewed and updated. Draft press releases in coordination with Media College Communications Director. Curate, load and organize images\/graphics for digital signage. Collaborate with College of Media\u2019s team to schedule multimedia coverage for feature events. Compile content and outline time frame for marketing designs\/products needed by vendors. Coordinate communications projects from start to finish utilizing internal and external vendors as needed. Work Hours:\u00a0 May need to work some evenings and\/or weekends for scheduled events Qualifications Bachelor's degree in journalism, marketing or communications required Three (3) years of experience in the following: Successfully planning and executing multiple events with a high level of detail Maintaining and establishing relationships with stakeholders Planning, production and delivery of content in support of an integrated marketing communications plan across multiple platforms Demonstrated interpersonal and oral communication Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and deal tactfully with a variety of people, including internal and external constituents, alumni, WVU faculty and staff, students, media representatives, vendors, and the general public Demonstrated writing and editing skills, including skills in English, grammar, spelling, punctuation and accepted journalistic style Demonstrated understanding of online and social media content Requirements Background check Resume Cover letter About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http:\/\/hr.wvu.edu\/. West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity\/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
West Virginia University
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West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a land-grant university. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, offering land grants of 30,000 acres of federally owned land to each state that agreed to establish a college to teach agriculture and the “mechanic arts” (engineering). The State of West Virginia was formed the following year and, shortly thereafter, the state’s legislature accepted the terms for the Morrill Act to raise the money to start the new land-grant college they called the Agricultural College of West Virginia. In 1868, the school’s name was changed to West Virginia University. WVU Presidents Rhodes Scholars History of the Mountaineer The information below is taken from Dream Big, Dream Here: Welcome to West Virginia University (Littleton, MA: Tapestry, 2007), chap. 8. Photos provided by WVU Photography.