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Strategic Communications Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 502536
Department: King Library
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Library
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Strategic Communications Coordinator


Job Summary:

Strategic Communications Coordinator to be responsible for defining and leading the execution of the overall Miami University Libraries communications strategies, managing communications from the Dean’s office, and engaging external audiences, including alumni and prospective donors. The position is part of the Share & Showcase Department within the University Libraries and reports to the senior associate dean.
Strategic priorities include: Creating awareness within the campus community surrounding services and resources available through the Libraries; demonstrating the value of the university libraries system to university leadership, alumni and donors; aligning the libraries team through internal communications media.

Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first class service and workplace flexibility. This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis, following a successful period of onboarding. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Strategic Communications Coordinator will:
• Lead a cohesive overall communications plan and subsequent external relations strategies, including print and online mediums, social media and select events.
• Brand manager for the Miami University Libraries, including the messaging and the look.
• Advise on and coordinate communications efforts from the Dean’s Office, including presentation support and efforts to steward libraries donors.
• Work collaboratively with university advancement and libraries fundraising staff to support alumni outreach and fundraising efforts.
• Supervise full-time communications staff while coordinating involvement of personnel from across the division in support of specific events and initiatives.
• Serve as lead writer and editor for major publications and eCommunications.
• Collaborate with the Steward and Sustain Department including the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and archival collections to promote the collections, exhibits and other events as a way of engaging alumni, donors and the community.
• Collaborate with library departments to promote resources, programs and services to Libraries stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism or related field; three years of post-baccalaureate experience in a communications, external relations or closely related field; and prior project management experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with experience in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite products; familiarity with email marketing platforms, such as Emma; experience coordinating and supporting events.; experience in developing communications plans and strategies; experience in higher education communications, alumni relations and/or development. Excellent written and verbal communications skills; excellent editing skills, including technical knowledge, grammar and formatting; and a proven record of prioritizing and balancing a range of ongoing, recurring and emerging tasks; strong organizational skills and the ability to manage deadline pressures; ability to collaborate and contribute in a team environment across a variety of partners, both organizationally and across campus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Inquiries may be directed to Donna Richardson at

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

 Screening of applicants will begin December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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