Communications Specialist

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7107413 (Ref.No. 22A600075)
Posted: August 5, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Rider University invites applications for a Communications Specialist.  Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Specialist is responsible for producing written content on a variety of subjects for the university’s news website, social media, website, e-newsletters and other publications. The Communications Specialist will work with various departments and colleges within the university to increase Rider’s visibility through the development and distribution of communication materials, ensuring a quality and consistent brand. This position is responsible for the university’s social media accounts, including content, planning, day-to-day management and analysis.

Position Requirements

Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field and three to five years of related experience. Additional skills the successful candidate demonstrates include strong written and oral communication skills; a proven ability to manage multiple projects from inception through execution; customer-service orientation; attention to detail; creativity in problem-solving; an ability to work independently and within a team environment; and is comfortable with social media and web technologies. 

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

Higher education experience preferred.

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. 

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success. 

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 387 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

Rider University is committed to diversity. Please provide a statement of your commitment to diversity.

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.