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Marketing and Communication Coordinator – School of Business

Duquesne University

Job Description

The Marketing Communications Coordinator (MCC) is a member of the MARCOM Group in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business and reports to the Program Director for Marketing and Communications (PDMC). The School MARCOM Group works closely with the Dean’s Office, Senior Associate Dean’s Office, School Admissions staff as well as staff external to the School of Business (e.g., in Advancement, Enrollment Management, Division of Marketing and Communications, and others). The MCC will assist in the successful implementation of marketing plans; communication and engagement strategies; and various School events (e.g., for curricular/co-curricular competitions, donor engagement and student recruiting).

As a condition of employment, Duquesne University requires all new employees —full-time and part-time, including adjunct faculty—to get a COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of their vaccination upon commencement of employment.

New employees requesting a religious or documented medical exemption from the vaccine must complete and submit a Duquesne University exemption request form for review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form, contact hrservices@duq.edu. Employees with approved exemptions will be required to be tested on a regular basis.


Works with the PDMC to create and implement School marketing and communication plans.

Helps write/edit School publications, provide timely/accurate website updates

Creates materials for School social media channels and to execute social media strategies.

Researches, creates, writes, edits, and constantly improves copy for website and School publications.

Creates graphics for School digital monitors and manage their presentation.

Helps develop and execute School events and some program-level events (act as on-site lead).

Develops event communications (e.g., invitations, flyers, multimedia), monitors event registrations.

Completes other duties as assigned.



Minimum qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, or a related field of study.

At least one (1) year of experience in marketing, communications, and event management.

Strong writing, editing, project management, interpersonal and communications skills.

Impeccable grammar, strong attention to detail and an eye for typographical errors.

Ability to multi-task effectively, take direction and offer ideas for consideration.

Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with a diverse range of constituencies.

Strong customer service orientation, particularly in stressful settings such as major events.

Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks to meet quality and deadline expectations.

Embraces the values of the School and its Spiritan mission as part of Duquesne University.

Strong skills with Microsoft Office, particular Word and PowerPoint.

Ability to work some weekend and evening hours as required; possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications:

Two (2) or more years of marketing communications experience in a business or professional school.

Ability to develop, write, design and produce principal print and digital publications.

Significant project management experience with the ability to adapt to changing priorities.

A track record of planning and executing successful events.

Experience producing and submitting content, photos and videos for social media platforms.

Experience with CMS, photography editing, Adobe InDesign, and online design platforms.

An alumna or alumnus of Duquesne University.

Additional training and/or a MS in marketing communications or a related field of study.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission. Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.

Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

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