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Job Opening - Social Media and Marketing Associate

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Job Opening - Social Media and Marketing Associate

Job Description
The Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) is seeking a dynamic Social Media and Marketing Associate. The ideal candidate will handle development and execution of social media strategies to elevate CSC’s online presence and engagement; broaden awareness of its programming and activities; and enhance its brand. This role also supports the digital marketing of the Contemplative Sciences Center’s events and projects across the UVA community and to the public (Including Dalai Lama Fellows, Contemplative Commons Student Advisors, Journal of Contemplative Studies, and Compassionate Schools Project). CSC creates a warm inclusive work environment. We are a small, collaborative, and highly adaptive team. As such, all team members occasionally work outside parameters of job description to facilitate center growth. 
 
65% social media
35% marketing project management and support
 
About Us
The mission of the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) is combining contemplation, connection, and research to enhance flourishing. We pursue this mission through a variety of programs and initiatives in academic classrooms, residential life, research, scholarship, and social innovation. The CSC understands flourishing as thriving in all aspects of one's life (social, emotional, cognitive, physical, professional, and spiritual) and contributing to the thriving of others.
 
 
Minimum Requirements
Education: Bachelor's degree.
Experience: At least three years of experience.
  • Proven experience in developing and executing social media strategies across major platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn).
  • Excellent writing and communications skills including the ability to craft engaging content.
  • Ability to work with and identify with student populations (18-22 year olds) 
  • Ability and strong desire to video interview students; ability to translate into social media-ready video pieces
  • Proficiency in social media management tools and analytics platforms.
  • Experience with graphic design or Canva, photo cropping, and video editing software.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Adept at developing and managing social media content for public relations or marketing purposes; and understands the difference between personal and professional brand voice
  • Support event marketing including, but not limited to, drafting and creating invitations, event collateral, graphics and SWAG
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Excellent internet service and availability required for work and online meetings
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree Marketing, Communications, or related field.
  • Experience with contemplative practices such as mindfulness, meditation, etc.
  • Familiarity with SEO principles and best practices
  • Previous experience in a similar role within the marketing or advertising industry. 
 
This position is Hybrid located in Charlottesville, VA. 
 
This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. Anticipated Salary $55,000-$60,000 commensurate with education and experience. 
 
This is an Exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit www.hr.virginia.edu/benefits
 
This position will remain open until filled. Review of applicants will begin April 30, 2024.
 
This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. 
 
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.
 
To Apply: 
Please visit UVA job posting to apply:
 
 
 
Complete an application online with the following documents:
  • CV
  • Cover letter
Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. 
 
Additional Job Description
References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process. 
 
For questions about the application process, please contact Jon Freeman, Recruiting Specialist, at jf2sw@virginia.edu 
 
For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.