VanderCook College of Music/Chicago, IL
Social Media Specialist
VanderCook College of Music seeks a dynamic, social media professional to develop, implement, maintain, and analyze a social media program (including website) to serve the college with an emphasis in the areas of recruitment, development, and alumni relations. This is a full-time position with benefits including health, retirement, paid vacation, and access to professional development resources.
Duties and Responsibilities
�?� Develop and implement a strategic approach for the use of social media to aid the college in recruitment of students for the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs; to aid the college in its development efforts both friend raising and fund raising; and to engage alumni to become more active in their support of the college.
�?� In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr, etc.) and how they can be deployed in different scenarios.
�?� Utilize metrics to analyze and adjust strategic approach to achieve maximum effectiveness.
�?� Ensure a consistent brand voice and tone across all communication platforms, including coordinating efforts with print media campaigns.
�?� Ability to effectively communicate in written and verbal formats.
�?� Effectively work with college faculty and staff to achieve accurate, current, and
relevant messaging on the college's website.
�?� Remain current in the field of social media.
Education and Experience
�?� Bachelors Degree preferred.
�?� Passion for and knowledge of music is a must.
�?� Evidence of successful experience in social media communications, three to five years preferable.
�?� Graphic design and video production knowledge and experience a plus.
About VanderCook College of Music
VanderCook College of Music is a fully accredited institution that specializes in the practical preparation of the school music teacher. Since 1909, VanderCook has been a leader in the field of music education, specifically in the areas of band, choir, and orchestra directing as well as the teaching of general music.
A private, non-profit institution, VanderCook offers the Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees, has established one of the largest continuing education programs for music teachers in the nation, hosting over 10,000 students to campus annually for various clinics, festivals, workshops, and concerts.
VanderCook is located on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, minutes from Chicago's loop in the near south area. The college boasts an excellent faculty of national acclaim, a hands-on practical course of study, and a warm, family atmosphere.
How To Apply
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, current resume, work samples (can be attachments or weblinks) and list of references.
Applications will be accepted until May 15 or until position is filled.
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