Job Opportunity – Educational Support Professional – Communications at Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College is looking for a Educational Support Professional – Communications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Director of Communications in the creation and implementation of the Communications Department strategic plan and the college wide communications plan.
  • Act as traffic manager for department responsibilities and projects managed by others in department – monitor deadlines, coordinate information, tasks and people within and outside of department, ensure customer needs are met – using Basecamp project management software.
  • Provide administrative support, including calendar management, to the Director of Communications.
  • Manage Communications Department budget transactions, including the ProCard, using Peoplesoft Financials, Excel and other software as needed. Budget for, track and document all spending.
  • Assist the Director of Communications in budget forecasting.
  • Field media and advertising calls.
  • Assist in drafting, editing, and distributing various internal and external GRCC publications and news releases to media and other interested parties as needed.
  • Create and distribute monthly GRCC events calendar to the department, the President’s Office, and local media calendars.
  • Work closely with college departments, and GRCC Foundation, to assist in planning and deploying events as needed.
  • Collect and submit bi-weekly payroll.
  • Purchase and distribute promotional items for donations, special events, and special interest groups on and off campus as needed.
  • Assist in the supervision of Communications interns and student employees.
  • Provide backup to the GRCC switchboard as needed.
  • Maintain a database of local and regional media contacts.
  • General management of office including maintaining general and confidential files, scheduling meetings, note taking and managing daily and bulk mailings.
  • Participate in GRCC committees and teams.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Communications.

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