DSI Communications and Marketing Coordinator Position

DSI Communications and Marketing Coordinator Position

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 12:00pm

Part Time / 20 hours per week

Design for Social Innovation at SVA is the first MFA program in the rapidly growing field of social impact design. Our students have come from twenty-two countries and are already leading change in the world. We are looking for an important member of our team who is deeply interested and already connected in the social innovation world, is a natural born connector and community developer.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for global outreach for the program: growing and maintaining a robust community of partners and potential applicants; identifying and developing recruiting and partnership opportunities; representing DSI with the media and social organizations; and writing all marketing materials in order to grown DSI's visibility and reach.


  • Help develop and implement actionable plans to drive bigger and more engaged audiences across various social media channels.
  • Serve as an ambassador to the DSI program, identify new opportunities for recruiting and partnerships, maintain relationships with current partners
  • Write and oversee implementation of marketing materials for the program.
  • Support content of DSI website.
  • Contributing to weekly editorial meeting.
  • Implement student recruitment efforts, promotion, and special events.


  • Must have experience in and significant knowledge of social innovation: the issues, current developments and social organizations participating helping to form it.
  • BA or BFA required, with a minimum of 3 years of strategy, communications or marketing experience within the field of social innovation.
  • Master of social media and an avid participant.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills required. Diplomacy and professionalism in working with individuals via e-mail, over the phone, and in person.
  • Strong organization skills; detail oriented; ability to work independently and maintain focus while handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • An outgoing personality who is comfortable in social situations and comes away with new friends and partners for the program.
  • Collaborative spirit -- pitching in, helping out, and investing is an imperative attribute of our team.
  • A willingness and flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekend events.
  • Creative thinker -- the answers are rarely written anywhere – think "outside of the box" and take risks to make bold new things happen.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu and also to dsiinf@sva.edu

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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