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Communications Specialist, Department of Modern Languages

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Communications Specialist, Department of Modern Languages

The Department of Modern Languages (ML) is dedicated to providing students with a wide range of opportunities to study languages and cultures, to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of traditions, customs, and issues while building their proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Through studying the languages and worlds of others, our students gain a valuable international perspective that enhances their life personally and professionally in our multicultural society.
The objective of this position is to promote the Department of Modern Languages by reaching out to students, alumni, the CMU community, and the local community and beyond by publicizing ML events, establishing social media outlets, and developing PR materials. This is a part-time position, approximately 50% of full-time, with a work schedule that will be negotiated with the supervisor.
Your core responsibilities will include:
  • Seeking out and developing ways to advance the visibility of the department
  • Creating and enhancing content for the department website and various publications
  • Finding new and exciting ways to tell the story of the Department of Modern Languages
  • Establishing and maintaining social media outlets to increase dynamic engagement and interaction
  • Working directly with faculty, staff and students to develop promotional posters and stories
  • Polishing and/or developing PR materials
  • Maintaining regular contact with alumni, including managing the alumni database
  • Writing articles for high-profile department events
Other responsibilities will include:
  • Coordinating events, including managing travel arrangements and itineraries of visitors and arranging catering for receptions
  • Arranging catering for monthly department meetings
  • Providing administrative support to the department?s outreach programs
We are looking for someone with education and experience in communications, public relations, marketing, or media relations. You will have an understanding of the effective use of social media channels to share news and engage audiences. Exceptional writing and editing skills are required, as are strong organizational and interpersonal skills. We are looking for someone to be able to work well with a team and independently. Excellent time management and prioritization skills are required. You must be able to work well with frequent interruption, work under pressure, and meet inflexible deadlines. Interest in languages and cultures a plus.
Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree required; Bachelor's degree preferred
  • At least a year of relevant work experience
More Information:
Please visit ?Why Carnegie Mellon? to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.
A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Marketing / Communications / Outreach
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Part Time
Organization: MODERN LANGUAGES
Minimum Education Level: Associate's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Salary: $20 - $24 per hour

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Communications Specialist, Department of Modern Languages
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