Miami University Libraries invites applications for the position of Strategic
Communications Coordinator. This position will play a key role in planning,
designing, implementing, reviewing and assessing an integrated communications
and marketing program that promotes, showcases and enhances the Miami
University Libraries brand. Miami University Libraries is looking for a
service oriented, energetic, motivated individual with an entrepreneurial
spirit to work in a team-based environment to advance its strategic
directions, goals and objectives. This position reports to the Dean of the


Collaboratively develop and implement a marketing and communication plan with
internal and external stakeholders.

Liaise with other departments and communications and marketing professionals
across the university community to create innovative approaches to heighten
awareness, understanding, and engagement with the Libraries' services,
collections, activities, and initiatives.

Produce marketing and promotional materials including annual reports, web
content, social media campaigns, print brochures, mailers, newsletters,
emails, advertisements, signage, digital media, posters, publications, and
other marketing materials that communicate, inform and persuade.

Design consistent and effective messages, marketing materials, media kits,
campaigns and brand standards to represent and promote the Libraries.

Prepare background materials for meetings for the Dean, write speeches, and
draft and edit the Dean's communications with external and campus

Help promote Library special events, exhibits and other outreach activities.

Analyze and assess effectiveness of messages, marketing materials, and
distribution channels (including social media marketing).

Partner with Office of Development to create diverse communication and
marketing strategies for donors.

Communicate strategic directions, goals and objectives to a variety of
constituencies by creating compelling success stories and marketing materials.


Shows initiative and ability to manage time, prioritize multiple and
concurrent tasks, and quickly produce results under tight deadlines.

Ability to creatively approach challenges and projects and to work
effectively, both independently and in teams, to drive toward common goals,
consistent with Library vision and strategies.

Exceptional writing and communication skills.

Bachelor's degree in strategic communications, journalism, public relations,
marketing, or related field.

Highly Desirable:

Experience working with library, non-profit, or higher education organization.

Minimum of two years of professional work experience creating, writing and
editing a variety of materials such as articles, brochures, news releases and
web content.

Advanced degree in Library Science or related field.

Creative flair and capability to consistently generate new ideas.

Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and interpret qualitative and
quantitative data and information to develop through understanding of
stakeholders motivations, preferences and opinions.

Environment: Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding
undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in
Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide
range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found
only at much smaller institutions. More information about Miami:

Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time twelve-month position. Salary is
based upon experience and qualifications. Benefits include major medical,
dental and term life insurance, and Ohio Public Employees Retirement System or
Alternative Retirement Program (ARP).

To Apply: Submit letter of application, resume, and name, telephone number and
email address of three references to Jerome Conley, Interim Dean and
University Librarian, 151 S. Campus Ave., King Library, Miami University,
Oxford, OH 45056. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2013 and continue
until the position is filled. Miami University is an EOE/AA employer with
smoke-free campuses. Right to Know Consumer information:
consumer-info/. Hard copy available upon request.

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