Digital Communications Manager

Saint Joseph, Minnesota
Jun 26, 2018
Jul 26, 2018
Employment Status
Part Time


The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, at Saint John's University, invites applications for a part time benefit eligible, 50% time position of Digital Communications Manager. 

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library's (HMML's) digital communications manager is responsible for developing the strategy for its social media, digital marketing and outreach, effectively executing that plan and evaluating its success. This position will work to promote HMML's mission and brand through compelling storytelling and information distribution across multiple mediums, including website, video and all social media channels. The digital communications manager must develop relationships across the organization to identify stories, and deliver relevant, innovative and consistent messaging to our global scholars, friends and donors through a wide variety of channels. The position works in collaboration with HMML's director of development and external outreach, HMML curators, web and digital team, and the director of The Saint John's Bible and HMML programming.  

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library holds the world's largest archive of manuscript photographs in both microfilm and digital format. HMML identifies manuscript collections around the world that need photographic preservation and its archives now contain more than 200,000 complete manuscripts, ranging in size from large codices of hundreds of folios to brief documents consisting of just a few leaves.

HMML preserves and shares the world's handwritten past to inspire a deeper understanding of our present and future. Visit to learn more about the places of fieldwork sites, the people and communities that have been part of HMML's global team, and the manuscripts in HMML's digital and microfilm collections.


  1. Create a comprehensive digital marketing and social media strategy for HMML and work with the Director of Development to integrate and maintain the digital marketing and social media strategy within HMML's overall marketing and communication plan.
  2. Manage HMML's presence in social networking sites on a daily basis.
  3. Develop original and engaging text, image, and video content consistent with HMML's brand.
  4. Design posts that will engage curiosity and create buzz around vHMML(Virtual HMML) and HMML's preservation work at fieldwork sites around the world.
  5. Maintain a social media editorial calendar and posting schedule based on audience engagement and web traffic.
  6. Work closely with HMML staff to co-create engaging website, e-news, and email newsletters to donors and friends that align with the HMML brand.
  7. Provide the Director of Development with regular social media reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly, campaign start to end) to track progress toward goals, growth, data and stats.
  8. Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assess against goals (ROI) on a quarterly basis.
  9. Maintain ongoing communication with staff regarding social media campaigns.
  10. Research audience preferences and current trends in digital marketing.
  11. Stay up-to-date with new digital technologies and social media best practices.
  12. With the Director of Development, plan and carry out digital ad campaigns.
  13. Monitor web traffic.
  14. Regularly update HMML website content and develop new ways to interact with current audiences and attract prospective audiences to HMML website.
  15. Complete other duties as assigned to assist and support the Director of Development.


  1. Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications, New Media, or related field.
  2. Experience in developing online strategies across social media, digital marketing and/or PR, buzz building, and digital outreach, or equivalent combination of education and social media experience.
  3. Demonstrated experience with social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube social media dashboard tools and analytics
  4. Possess the ability to create cutting-edge digital marketing content. Experience with website analytics a plus.
  5. Must have experience in working with diverse communities and staff
  6. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with management, staff, and stakeholders.
  7. Should be able to work well under pressure, prioritize, and work on multiple projects, work independently as well as part of a team, and possess maturity in attitude and judgment.
  8. Strong organizational and communications skills a must.
  9. Must be efficient in all Microsoft Office applications. Experience with other design software a plus.
  10. Willingness to occasionally work outside of traditional hours is required.


Applications are accepted online at Interested candidates should complete an application form and attach a cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 

If you require special accommodations to participate in Saint John's University hiring process, please contact us at (320) 363-2508 or

It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct pre-employment background checks.  An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

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