The Communications Coordinator assists in the managing of ‘s communications and marketing efforts, including public and media relations, event management, promotion activities, internet, and publications. The Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the development of AUD’s image and building brand awareness with all stakeholders in the global marketplace.
Administer and implement all Communications efforts in media relations, event management, promotion activities, internet, and publications
Generate innovative Marketing Communications ideas
Manage print, audiovisual, and online “monitoring services” to ensure coverage of AUD activities is tracked, recorded, and archived
Maintain up-to-date databases including media, Alumni, potential sponsors, Advisory Board members, VIP lists, etc…
Assume related miscellaneous duties as assigned by MCM.
Cultivate relationships in broadcast, print, and online media (local, regional and international) that result in media coverage.
Implement strategic plan for increasing awareness of AUD activities through full range of media outlets.
Implement process for evaluation of potential “stories” to publicize.
Facilitate the writing, preparation and distribution of press releases on a regularly scheduled basis.
Manage potential advertising opportunities for AUD in the media
Manage requests for interviews in the media
Competencies and Skills Utilized
Creative thinker with the ability to understand AUD’s wide-range of activities, and to promote and market those activities to global audiences.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with an emphasis on translating concepts into compelling and easily understandable terms.
Ability to represent AUD in a professional manner and easily communicate its mission to outside forums, including but not limited to the media.
Understanding of a wide range of marketing and communications mediums, including print, video, web, and social media.
Self-motivated and deadline oriented, strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
Strong team and interpersonal skills
Ability to work as part of a team with minimum supervision.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized, reputable university
Public Relations / Marketing Communications background
Track record of effectiveness in managing relationships
Familiarity with the UAE / Gulf business environment
Strong professional references
Ability to read, write and speak Arabic
Fluent in English
2-4 years’ of direct involvement handling Marketing Communications
Computer skills (thorough working knowledge of Windows; proficiency in word processing, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets; knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator a plus)
Applications will be accepted and evaluated until this position is filled.
To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter outlining your experience as it pertains to the position, and the contact information of three professional references to:
Ms. Angele El Khoury
The American University in Dubai
P. O. Box 28282, Dubai, UAE.
(Please state the title of the position as the subject of the email)
This position is suitable for those candidates already resident and under sponsorship in Dubai.
No telephone calls please.