The CCCU DC Headquarters is open 5 days a week. Staff can work up to 2 days remotely with approval of their supervisor. Candidates must be able to work effectively in both an in-person and virtual environment. CCCU employees are required to adhere and agree to follow certain guidelines and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy environment. Vaccinations are strongly encouraged (but not mandated).
The Job Overview:
The Communications Coordinator will work with the marketing and communications team to manage the company's brand reputation. Duties including overseeing marketing materials, coordinating marketing and public relations campaigns, and tracking data. The qualified candidate will assist in communicating the value and positive message of Christian higher education. . This is a full-time position based in our Washington, DC headquarters with hybrid in-office/remote possibilities.
Essential Functions of the role: Writing Responsibilities
Draft press/news releases and other communication deliverables
Assist with compiling & sending emails, to networking and peer groups on member campuses (can be in relation to topical webinars, grant opportunities, conferences and events, and/or sponsored email blasts)
Assistance (and eventual oversight) of monthly CCCU newsletters and updates
Primary writer for conference scripting
Copy-edit review monthly newsletters, conference programs, brochures and literature for student programs, government relations, and development and membership office.
Assist with storyline/scripting needs for new CCCU video projects
Serve as proofreader as needed for all internal and external materials.
Social Media Responsibilities:
Assist with drafting social media posts (included but not limited to) feature job posts from CCCU Career Center, Advance Magazine, features campaigns, and more)
Assist Director of Marketing in researching and monitoring the organization's three main social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn)
Website maintenance (including but not limited to press/news release uploads, conference and events tiles & pages, programs & services updates, etc.)
Manage basic daily content edits & updates for the organization’s four websites (hosted on WordPress): www.cccu.org, www.cccuglobaled.org, diversity.cccu.org, and journeytodistinction.com.
Collaborate on marketing and strategic communications campaigns for the CCCU.
Manage organizational contact lists in MailChimp.
Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelors’ degree in communication (or related field); English, or major with strong writing components
1-2 years of experience.
Knowledge and understanding of Cision, Adobe Creative Suite and presentation software
Strong copy-editing skills
Ability to research and draft summary press releases for digital posting and pitching
Ability to research marketing and communication industry higher education trends, including staying informed of news and current events
Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
Ability to collaborate with a team on projects but also work independently
Ability to draft and edit digital communications, including newsletters and branded content
Competitive Total Compensation Package:
The hiring range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000
The CCCU covers 100% of the cost of employee Health, Dental and Vision. Dependents and Spouses are covered at approximately 50%.
Disability, Basic/Voluntary Life Insurance
Optional Long-Term Care Insurance
Optional Flexible Spending Account
Retirement plan through TIAA with a some matching contribution.
Continuing Education Benefits and access to Tuition Waiver Exchange Program
Generous vacation, sick and holidays (including the week between Christmas and New Years)
D.C. SmarTrip Benefits to assist with transportation
Application Should Include:
2 Professional Writing Samples of no more than 2 pages in length
Statement of your Christian faith, noting how your faith informs your work
Please click "Apply" to submit a Letter of Interest, Your Personal Statement of Faith, your Resume and your 2 Professional Writing Samples. You must submit all of this information to be considered for this position with CCCU. We take this information seriously and we can only review your candidacy materials with this information included. The interview process will include creating a draft press release from a set of given events. Thank you and we look forward to reviewing you candidacy materials.
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We believe it is our moral and legal obligation to meet the responsibility of ensuring that all management practice regarding employees are conducted in a nondiscriminatory manner. All recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting for all job classifications will be administered without regard to gender, race, color, ancestry, family status, age, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability, military veteran status or other applicable status protected by law.
About Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of more than 185 Christian institutions around the world. Since 1976, the CCCU has served as the leading national voice of Christian higher education. With campuses across the globe, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada and more than 30 from an additional 19 countries, CCCU institutions are accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities whose missions are Christ-centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith. Most also have curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. The CCCU’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth. For more information about our organization, visit our website: www.cccu.org. Learn more about our GlobalEd programs at: www.cccuglobaled.com