Monday, April 21, 2014

USMA AOG Job Posting

Electronic Communications Assistant

The West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) is dedicated to furthering the ideals and promoting the welfare of the United States Military Academy (USMA), and to supporting and serving its graduates.  USMA is renowned as one of the world's preeminent leadership development institutions.  The student body, or Corps of Cadets, numbers 4,400 and each year approximately 1,000 cadets graduate and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) is seeking an Electronic Communications Assistant.  The WPAOG website is the online home of the Long Gray Line and the extended West Point community.  The site’s purpose is twofold.  First, it is an online community that delivers services, fosters relationships, tells stories and inspires donations.  Second, it serves to position WPAOG as the official fundraising channel for West Point.  The primary purpose of this position is to ensure the WPAOG website is optimized to fulfill its role in WPAOG’s mission.  As such, the individual must have a blend of information technology skills, verbal communications skills, and interpersonal skills.  Additional responsibilities include creating and managing email marketing campaigns for WPAOG.  This person reports to the Assistant Director of Electronic Communications.

The Electronic Communications Assistant is responsible for ensuring integrity of website through constant review of content, gathering website material from a variety of sources, and updating and adding content daily i.e., news, class notes and events.  In addition, this individual will be creating and broadcasting HTML email marketing campaigns, monthly e-newsletters, sales, services, and class messaging. 

The incumbent must have very strong written communications and organizational skills. Should be comfortable working with an array of different people in varying roles, at varying levels of seniority.  A thorough, working knowledge of HTML and basic web technologies is a must.  The Electronic Communications Assistant should be detail-oriented with a strong commitment to delivering high quality solutions.  They must have the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.  In addition, experience serving an alumni community and previous work administering an online community is preferred; familiarity with the United States Army and the United States Military Academy would be helpful.

A bachelor's degree in Web Technology or equivalent education is required.  Related certifications or substantial on the job experience with web applications are critical to this position.  We offer excellent benefits and a pleasant working environment.  Salary commensurate with skills and experience.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and letters of reference.  To apply please go to  then click on “Employment on the bottom left-hand side of the page.

West Point Association of Graduates is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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