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Communications Specialist

Company: Ellucian
Location: Reston
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Together we are powering the future of Higher Education

Here at Ellucian, we are motivated by a mission - the power of education to transform lives and change the world. We are the global market leader in EdTech for Higher Education, serving more than 2,700 customers and reaching over 26 million students in 50+ countries. We are dedicated to helping Higher Ed thrive by transforming their institutions to agile, digitally connected campuses that enable student success.
About the opportunityAre you a creative Storyteller? Passionate about bringing stories to life to meaningfully connect with audiences, capture attention and stir emotions? If you answered yes, then we want to talk to YOU! Ellucian is seeking a spunky, dynamic, self-motivated Internal Communications Specialist to join our energetic, agency-like Corporate Communications team! Reporting to the Senior Director, Communications, you will play a critical role in bringing the Ellucian story to life through a variety of internal communications channels and mediums including written, video, and audio. Most importantly, you will help ensure our narrative is authentic and celebrates our purpose, culture of belonging, and people.This role requires a disciplined work ethic, flexibility, creativity, and the desire and ability to gain a deep understanding of the business and how we produce memorable content and experiences. This is a unique opportunity for a versatile multimedia storyteller who is passionate about creating compelling narratives to join a highly collaborative team at the helm of driving transformational change in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.Where you will make an impact

  • Conceptualize and edit content for Ellucian's weekly employee newsletter.
  • Write and produce stories using a variety of media, including articles, videos, and audio to help drive talent attraction and engagement programs and activities.
  • Collaborate with Corporate Communications, Marketing, and the broader People team to support campaigns and initiatives.
  • Conduct research and present strategic recommendations on communications and industry best practices.
  • Bring storytelling to life through creative and compelling assets including visualization, video, verbal, written, and graphic communications.
  • Support executive communications, social media, and virtual/in-person events as needed.What you will bring
    • 1-2 years of professional communications experience.
    • Boundless imagination, creativity, and energy - with a natural curiosity and an appetite for building impactful stories and content.
    • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required, as this position will require ample amounts of writing and working cross-collaboratively with all areas of the business.
    • Superior organization skills and attention to detail, as well as general marketing and business acumen.
    • The ability to work with a high degree of autonomy is required, as is exercising good judgment.
    • Strong time management skills and proven ability to manage multiple tasks and competing/shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
    • Experience with modern tech platforms like Adobe Creative Suite and Slack.What makes #Ellucianlife
      • Comprehensive health coverage: medical, dental, and vision
      • Flexible time off
      • Thrive Flex Program that allows you to contribute towards your health, financial or learning interests
      • 401k w/ match & Bright Plan - to help you save for the future
      • Maternity & Paternity Leave
        • Charitable leave - 40 hours/year
        • Telemedicine
        • Wellness
          • Ginger (mental health)
          • Wellbeats (virtual fitness classes)
          • Rethink - caregiver support
          • Diversity and inclusion programs which provide access to 11 internal employee resource groups
          • Tuition Reimbursement Assistance
          • Professional development opportunities#LI-SC1
            Additional Information: Req ID:5581
            Hiring Type:Full - Time
            Level of Experience:Mid-Career
            Travel Required:0%-25%

Keywords: Ellucian, Reston , Communications Specialist, Other , Reston, Virginia

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