Position Title: Communication & Program Manager CMSI (14083)
Position Number: 14083 Open Date: 1/3/2018
Department: School of Communication Close Date:  
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Band: Coordinator/Analyst B
Work Hours per Week: 35-Non-Exempt Position Type: Full-time Staff


The Communication & Program Manager provides communication and program management for the Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI) in AU’s School of Communication. The incumbent will be responsible for handling social media outreach and other communications for the Center. Serves as the point person for inquiries, answering general questions, responding to research and opportunities, and distributing studies and information. Helps to coordinate events and outreach with SOC and AU communication and marketing staff to publicize Center activities and achievements.

The incumbent maintains records and oversight regarding the Center’ finances and prepares required reports in conjunction with the Director, and works with the appropriate departments of the University to assure timely processing a range of financial and HR transactions.  Manages consultants contributing to the work of the Center. This position requires excellent strategic writing skills (writing, research, citations), archival research skills (databases, news), strategic communication ability (for social media channels, e-newsletter) and event production skills and experience.

Educational Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master's degree is strongly preferred.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Two years professional program management experience
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and exhibit mature confidence interacting with high-profile constituents
  • Professionalism, flexibility and strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work independently, handling multiple tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Must possess outstanding organizational abilities and good judgment
  • Strong computer proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, email, social networking and Internet technology
  • Exceptional writing skills
Preferred Requirements:
  • Familiarity with basic program budgeting and/or accounting is highly desirable
Additional Information:
This position is 100% supported by external funds.

Hiring offers contingent upon successful completion of a background check. 

The Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI) is an innovation lab and research center that creates, studies, and showcases media for social impact under the directorship of Prof Caty Borum Chattoo. Focusing on independent, documentary and public media, the Center bridges boundaries between scholars, producers and communication practitioners across media production, media impact, public policy, and audience engagement. www.cmsimpact.org          

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities. 
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