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Assistant Director of Public Relations and Social Media

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Staff


  • OH-Columbus

Franklin University has an opening for an Assistant Director of Public Relations and Social Media.  This individual is an experienced and skilled public relations/social media professional who creates, promotes and manages projects that elevate the voice, presence, and reach of Franklin University and its enterprise divisions, across traditional and social channels. The Assistant Director strategically engages internal and external audiences in order to elevate the reputation of the University in support of strategic goals.  Specific responsibilities include media relations, social media, communications and reporting/tracking.

We seek someone with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of demonstrated success managing internal and external social media and public relations efforts.  A Master’s degree is preferred.  The selected individual will have strong computer proficiency that includes Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite, and online social media management platforms including Meltwater.  He/she will have expert writing/editing ability; proven success with public relations, multimedia storytelling; and project planning/management experience.  The Assistant Director must have strong interpersonal and customer service skills and demonstrated ability to grow internal and external client relationships.  In addition, he/she must be able to successfully interact and communicate with both current and prospective students, and varying levels of management within the University.  Experience in higher education would be a plus in this position.

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.