Our ideal candidate will: - Take a birds-eye view of the interconnected safety ecosystem on the Twin Cities campus, and use it to inform the strategies and content for communicating with internal stakeholders at all levels. - Develop timely and accurate content, including key message points, leadership messages, web and social media content, and other information. - Implement plans, including work to coordinate and amplify messages to ensure they’re effectively reaching internal and external University audiences. - Edit and proofread content created by others for usability, organizational content, readability, and appropriateness for the intended audience. - Develop an understanding of the most effective communications channels, familiarity with the University’s mission and strategic plans, and a deep knowledge of various campus communities so that they may use this knowledge to inform their work. - Build strong relationships and collaborate effectively with University Relations colleagues (including the marketing, public relations and government relations teams) and other University subject matter experts. - Ensure a consistent voice, look, and feel across communications channels, and translate information into clear, concise, user-oriented language. - Employ curiosity, personal initiative, and problem-solving skills to identify opportunities to enhance communication and fill information gaps. - Utilize strong organizational skills, and an ability to juggle multiple tasks in a professional manner. - Support other internal communications efforts as assigned.
In this role, Internal Communications Consultant-Satety will work to communicate the University’s commitment to a culture of safety - in the broadest sense of the word. They will have a birds-eye view of the interconnected safety ecosystem on the Twin Cities campus, and as such, they will help develop the content strategy and written materials to communicate with internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization across the Twin Cities campus.
JOB DUTIES: 60% - Draft and advance leadership messaging. Partner with marketing to implement those strategies on web, social media, and other channels. - Implement plans for major safety initiatives to ensure there is a single, consistent safety voice across internal and external audiences. - Develop content for public facing websites and social media accounts, such as Safe Campus and DPS-owned channels, to ensure timely and accurate content. - Collaborate with partners to establish appropriate locations for information and advise on how that information translates to other channels and sites. - Edit and proofread content created by others for usability, organizational content, readability, and appropriateness for the intended audience.
30% - Proactively build and foster collaborative relationships with internal partners and subject matter experts (SMEs) to create on-brand communication about the University’s approach to safety. (Partners include Department of Public Safety, University Health and Safety, Housing and Residential Life, Office for Student Affairs, University Services, among others).
10% - Support other internal communications efforts as assigned.
This position reports to the Director of Internal Communications.
Salary range: $52,000-$57,000 annually
Work environment: This team is currently working in a hybrid mode (flexibility to work partly from home and partly on campus).
REQUIRE QUALIFICATIONS: - Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or other relevant area of study with at least four years of experience. - Demonstrated success communicating or working sensitively and effectively across cultures, including historically marginalized/underrepresented communities. - Excellent written and oral communication skills, and an entrepreneurial attitude. - Demonstrated commitment to critical communications skills, including: flexibility/adaptability, active listening, an ability to understand and incorporate other perspectives, navigating sensitive or challenging conversations, etc. - The ability to develop and execute communications strategies, prioritize work, and follow through and work independently under deadlines.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.