Social Media Content Creation Manager at American University of Nigeria (AUN)

The institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent’s critical social and economic problems.

The University offers an American-style education modelled after the curriculum of American universities with corresponding approaches to teaching and students assessment. The first entering class of 124 students and 20 professors was enrolled in September 2005. The University started on temporary buildings at the AUN Academy located directly opposite the AUN campus. In seven years, AUN is fast becoming a model for other universities in Nigeria and West Africa.

At AUN Enrolees are provided with the tools to achieve personal growth and material success. AUN is a completely wireless University, which is highly focused on IT. Computers, the internet and other critical IT facilities are key tools in teaching. These facilities are deployed in classes and completion of course assignments. With great emphasis on small classes, AUN’s main goal is to graduate well-educated and qualified students in both general knowledge and specialized disciplines. Having acquired first class American education right here in Nigeria, AUN students can remain in the country or Africa and contribute as entrepreneurs, corporate business people, government leaders, scientists and good citizens. AUN offers a complete academic string ranging from elementary, through secondary, to undergraduate to graduate school.

The AUN Academy across from the main campus, operates the elementary school, a Charter School, and a high school with American and international tracks. Since 2009, AUN has consistently graduated four classes. Many of these alumni have either enrolled into top graduate schools abroad, taken up jobs in key organizations or have established personal businesses around the country and abroad. AUN has a sprinkle of international students from around the world ranging from UK, USA, Niger Republic, Ghana, Cameroun and Rwanda. The biggest foreign enrolment ever is from Rwanda where seventeen students have enrolled for the fall 2012 semester.

Resulting from AUN’s unique approach to teaching and community service, the University receives accolades from international organizations and institutions. In 2011 the American Peace Corps, while celebrating its 50th anniversary, conferred on the AUN Founder the first ever Harry Wofford Global Citizenship award for his uncommon generosity and unusual support to higher education. Also in 2011 the AUN President Dr. Margee Ensign won the African Leadership award in Educational Excellence in the UK. In October 2012 AUN was also conferred with another prestigious award in Atlanta Georgia titled Africa Leading University Award 2012.Location: Maiduguri or Yola
Department: Atiku Center
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment
Supervisor: Report to the Project Director

Position Background

The Social Media Content Creation Manager will administer the project’s social media accounts.
H/she will be responsible for creating original text and video content, managing posts and responding to followers.
H/she is expected to be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies, social media trends and be able to express the project’s views creatively.

Primary Responsibilities

Handle all the project’s social media presence and ensuring high levels of web traffic and customer engagement.
Perform research on current benchmark trends and audience preferences
Design and implement social media strategy to align with project goals
Generate, edit, publish and share engaging content daily (e.g. original text, photos, videos and news)
Collaborate with IT, programs and Communication teams to ensure brand consistency.
Communicate with followers, respond to queries in a timely manner and monitor their reviews
Oversee social media accounts’ design (e.g. Facebook timeline cover, profile pictures and blog layout).
Suggest and implement new features to develop brand awareness, like promotions and competitions.
Stay up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools and applications.
Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements

Master / M.Sc degree in Marketing or relevant field
Proven work experience as a Social media manager
Hands-on experience in content management.
Minimum of 5-7 years working experience in similar position.
Excellent copywriting skills
Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video)
Knowledge of online marketing channel
Familiarity with web design
Excellent communication skills
Analytical and multitasking skills

Description of Benefits

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.

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