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Director of Content Strategy - Internal Engagement

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Posting Details

Position Information

Date New Hire Needed
Job Title Director of Content Strategy - Internal Engagement
Department Communications

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

Within a highly collaborative team environment, partner with other communications staff members and campus stakeholders to steward the College’s brand and express it in the most exciting and effective ways for primary audiences. As Director of Content Strategy – Internal Engagement, this senior leadership position plays a leadership role in the development and management of content strategy, contributes to the creation of multi-platform content in support of Grinnell’s mission, goals, and strategic priorities, and will:

•Collaborate with campus partners to develop strategy for integrated communications.
•Direct and manage integrated communication strategies based on a shared understanding of the College, including mission, vision, and values as well as institutional identity and brand strategy; its audiences and stakeholders; and our communications channels.
•Consult with colleagues to facilitate alignment of the Colleges brand, identity and strategic priorities throughout various communications.
•Manage primary campus partnerships, including Senior Leadership, Development and Alumni Relations, and academic centers and institutes.
• Lead campus partners and project teams to develop and execute creative, engaging content that meets project objectives for campus stakeholders, donors, and alumni, image-building, and other operations of the College as assigned.
•Identify opportunities to improve internal communications, including but not limited to: directing research, analysis, design and implementation of internal communications programs; oversight of internal communications media and channels; creating strategic communication plans to ensure internal stakeholders are informed of decisions, policies, and issues.
•Identify assessment measures for projects by using available metrics and analytics to inform content development and articulate insights and recommendations to improve and optimize content.
•Create professional development plans for both individual team members and the department to ensure team members continue to develop discipline expertise, remain up-to-date with industry best practices, and share skills and knowledge with fellow team members to advance cross-training and strategic integrated communications practices.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and seven plus years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Link to Job Description Director
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FLSA Category Exempt
Staff/Faculty Staff
Employment Status Full-Time
Employment Category Regular
Posting Date
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.

Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Number S00451
Diversity Statement

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, creed, or any other protected class.

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