Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator manages multiple aspects of communication between the School and internal and external constituents. The Coordinator reports to the Director of Digital Communications /Educational Technology and collaborates with faculty, staff, and administration to inform focus and message. The focus of digital and print communication supports the School’s mission and strategic tactics of increasing awareness, engagement, enrollment and fundraising. The Coordinator will assist in the development and promotion of student recruitment, student engagement, the Michigan School Psychological Clinic, annual fundraising campaigns, the School’s annual report, and other messaging. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with a variety of departments to create original content for all School initiatives, including admissions and recruitment, development, special events, etc.
  • Supports the School’s President in developing written communications and Institutional messaging.
  • Facilitates and monitors School social media channels according to School’s guidelines.
  • Coordinates and contributes to the School’s blog and newsletters.
  • Assist the Director of Digital Communication in developing and executing digital media marketing, advertising strategies, and annual social media outreach plan for promotion of all aspects of the School.
  • Coordinates the annual review and update of institutional materials used for marketing and admission to ensure clear messaging and brand alignment.
  • Assist with updates to the website; planned revisions and monitoring look and content for brand alignment.
  • Promotes student and faculty research through communication initiatives.
  • Assist with writing narrative description content for grant applications, when applicable.
  • Assist with community outreach initiatives by serving as a representative of the School at group meetings or in interfacing with external partners.
  • Assist with student engagement initiatives, as needed.
  • Assist in the development and execution of a communications strategy.
  • Serve as the point person for alumni outreach and communication.
  • Assist in institutional data gathering as needed such as alumni or current student surveys.
  • Assist, as needed, in developing crisis management communications.
  • Other tasks as needed or assigned.

MSP is committed to creating and maintaining an environment of equity and inclusion in support of our diverse student body and the community we serve. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communication, Psychology or comparable discipline.
  • Minimum two to three years of experience in communications or marketing department in an educational or comparable setting; recent graduates with outstanding skills and experience may be considered
  • Demonstrated skill in preparing communications suitable for online platforms; including adapting traditional written content to electronic format
  • Experience in managing multiple social media platforms
  • Proficiency in WordPress; HTML experience a plus
  • Excellent copywriting and proofing skills to include understanding of ethical and academic integrity requirements
  • Demonstrated professional-level skills in writing and reporting, translating complex information to appropriate reading and interest levels
  • Interest in and knowledge of psychology and graduate student issues
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google Drive

MSP is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer.

A letter of interest with a brief description of relevant experience, resume/curriculum vitae, portfolio writing sample and references should be sent to:

Diane Zalapi, Vice President
[email protected]

Review of Applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

MSP appreciates all who express an interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About MSP: The Michigan School of Psychology, an independent not-for-profit graduate school, provides an educational climate which inspires students to live up to their potential, professionally and personally. At MSP we believe in every person’s power to grow. Our mission is to educate psychologists today who will transform our world tomorrow. MSP is committed to diversity, inclusion and educational equity. The Michigan School of Psychology is founded on three core values: (1) We respect every person. Period. (2) We value genuine relationships. (3) We practice what we teach. All of the MSP faculty are licensed psychologists, and the large majority of the faculty are in private practice. The courses taught by all faculty members align with their applied areas of expertise – “We practice what we teach”. This school was founded in 1980 as the Center for Humanistic Studies, during the humanistic movement under the leadership of its founders.

MSP Campus: The Michigan School of Psychology is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, a suburb in Metro Detroit. Housed on a wooded, six-acre campus, MSP was created specifically to generate a learning climate that reflects the school’s mission and its emphasis on growth and potential. The carefully designed facilities offer open and welcoming surroundings that foster collaborative education. The MSP campus is currently expanding with the opening of our mental health clinic. The MSP clinic offers low-cost testing and other mental health services for the Greater Metro Detroit Community. The MSP mental health clinic will also be utilized for the education and training of MSP masters and doctoral students, as well as offer opportunities for advancing clinical research, institutional collaborations, and community partnerships.

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