Communications Manager

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Adelphi, MD
Marketing and Communications
Full time

Communications Manager

Office Of Communications

Stateside, Exempt 2.2

Adelphi, MD (Hybrid up to 3 days in office required)

University of Maryland Global Campus is seeking a Communications Manager to support internal and external communications planning in the Office of Communications. This team member will serve as a key project management resource for functions within the office, including media relations, communications strategy, social media, and executive communications. They will also directly support the Vice President of Communications & Engagement with global channel planning, as well as ensuring the alignment of the team's work with the university's global communications strategy and Strategic Plan.

Primary Duties:

  • Serve as a communications liaison with business units across the organization, developing and implementing communications plans to engage internal and external stakeholders and advance the university's strategic priorities. - 50%
  • Collaborate with functional communications leads, including social media and media relations, to rapidly identify and translate emerging messaging and content opportunities into tactical deliverables aligned with the university's global communications strategy. - 20%
  • Maintain cross-team channel planning dashboard to deconflict publication dates and business activities, support the launch of team-wide communications plans, and curate content for team-owned platforms. - 20%
  • Builds, edits, and conducts presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint and other tools as needed. - 10%

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree


  • Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or a related field


  • Five years experience, in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing, or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong writing skills and the ability to quickly digest and translate complex information; Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, with the demonstrated ability to perform well both in team environments and individually; A solid understanding of key internal and external communications concepts; Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects; Strong attention to detail

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous experience in a public relations agency, communications team, or a journalism newsroom environment
  • Experience developing tactical communications plans for internal and/or external projects a plus; Experience creating and delivering presentations a plus

All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit:

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is committed to helping safeguard the health of its faculty, staff, students, contractors, and guests. Because vaccinations reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2-the virus that causes COVID-19-all prospective UMGC faculty (full-time and adjunct) and staff are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and current with the recommended boosters. As always, operations at our military locations in Europe, Asia, and stateside will follow the guidance of the U.S. Department of Defense and local commands, and may require proof of full vaccination, unless an exception is approved as a reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion. If so, a copy of their Approved Exception Letter must be provided before the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or show proof of exception may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Workplace Accommodations:

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