If you aren't friends with me on Facebook, you don't follow me on Twitter and we aren't connected on LinkedIn, then I have some awesome news!
Yesterday, I accepted a job as the Social Media Coordinator for Southern New Hampshire University!
My responsibilities will include:
Responsible for day-to-day execution of SNHU’s social media presence across a variety of social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & YouTube.
Monitor multiple social media platforms on an ongoing basis.
Working in conjunction with SNHU’s Content Director, curate a social mediacontent calendar.
Produce, post and publish blog content in support of in-bound marketingcampaigns.
Support the curation of a detailed monthly social media report highlightingROI related to branding, customer service, and lead generation.
Provide training and assistance to various internal stakeholders on how toleverage social media to meet and exceed divisional goals.
- Monitor trends and applications in social media tools and appropriately apply that knowledge to increase the use of social media at SNHU.
Want to know how I got the job?
Social media. (I know. I know. "Typical Gabbi.")
My future boss, Seth ODell, and I had been Twitter acquaintances since I started tuning into HigherEd Live my freshman year. When I saw that he tweeted about an open position in March, I direct messaged him asking for more details. It was sort of on a whim. I didn't necessarily think they would want someone fresh out of college.
Within two weeks of submitting my resume, I had a phone interview. In mid-April, I drove down to Manchester for an in-person interview. Two hours after they interview as I was pulling back into St. Mike's, I got the off-the-record offer.
Yesterday, I accepted. I said from the get-go that I'd go anywhere for the right job, so I'm headed to Manchester because this is it.
(Tip to high schoolers/college students: When career counselors say that networking is the way to a job, they aren't lying! It really does work.)
Watch out, New England! You'll have to put up with my for a few more years. :)
PS: I was also in the Talent Show last weekend. It's a grainy iPhone video, but I'll post it in case you're interested! It's a mash-up of Toxic, Sweet Nothing, Radioactive and Can't Hold Us.