Detailed Job Description
The Development Communications Specialist simultaneously coordinates multiple projects of development-focused graphic design, web content and site development, writing/editing, marketing, production, and communications planning and implementation for the Division of Development. Key roles and responsibilities include:
1) Designing and producing brochures, reports, letterheads, multimedia, and a wide variety of other collateral promotional materials.
2) Planning, designing, and conducting marketing/communication strategies in support of Development and Alumni goals. In collaboration with University Relations, preparing marketing communications materials to promote development efforts.
3) In collaboration with the Web Designer/Developer, managing the content and operation of the Development, Alumni, and Foundation websites.
4) Managing negotiations and print production of communication collateral with on-campus and off-campus vendors.
5) Compiling, assembling, drafting, and editing development, alumni, and foundation documents and communications materials, including gift agreements and fundraising proposals.
6) Performing other job related duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor's degree and one year of professional experience in multimedia design;
An associate's degree and three years of closely related professional experience in a combination of editorial, marketing, multimedia design, and web site development or similar skills.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge and experience with project management within a professional design/production setting.
- nowledge and experience in developing, designing, and implementing marketing, promotions, and communications collateral.
- Knowledge of Web 2.0 tools, coding, and resources, as well as experience in all phases of publication and production.
- Knowledge of print production and management.
- Proficiency in graphic design and expert knowledge of Adobe CS (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and other graphic software.
- Exceptional proficiency with writing and editing.
- Experience with web site development, coding, and content development.
- Proficient with HTML, XML, and other web-related software as well as with Microsoft Office Suite and other office productivity software.
- Experience working within Content Management Systems (CMS). Strong knowledge of social media software, culture, and marketing tactics.
- Strong verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work creatively within an approved institutional graphic identity.
- Ability to excel in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
- Ability to provide effective client service and support.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org