Communications Specialist Senior - Director of Communications for Advancement - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

Works with the department to develop clear understanding of plans, goals, and ongoing efforts. Promotes such goals and plans by developing publications and public relations plans for department, school or college. Responsible for communication with the University and community in a variety of ways that could include newsletters, brochures, media coverage, etc. Participates in planning and execution of special projects to support the department's overall development and marketing strategies.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, english, or related field and five years of experience in journalism, public relations, or other related experience OR a Master's in communications, journalism, public relations, English, or related field or Juris Doctorate degree and three years of experience in journalism, public relations, or other related experience OR an ABD in communications, journalism, public relations, English, or related field and one year experience in journalism, public relations, or other related experience OR a Doctorate degree in communications, journalism, public relations, English, or related field. Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Skills and Knowledge:

Experience in communications, marketing, public relations, or related experience. Good interpersonal skills that include strong oral and written communications skills. Ability to think and plan strategically as part of a team. Ability to clearly convey messages through writing, and strong graphic design skills. Superior organizational skills. Ability to self-start with little supervision. Strong project management skills. Extensive working experience with Mac computers and related software.Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office products, and imaging editing software. Experience in building and maintaining websites, including knowledge of valid HTML, Javascript, or web page editors. Basic understanding of the technology that supports Internet communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills and journalism and/or public relations experience preferred. 58 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 37835.16 Midpoint - $ 54870.36

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • VP Advancement
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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