Communications Specialist - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Communications Specialist works with a department or area to develop and implement communication plans and activities to support the goals of a specific department, a college and/or The University.

Additional Department Summary:

The Communication Specialist is responsible for Career Center branding and marketing at the macro and micro level. The individual will collaborate with appropriate stakeholders in developing communication pieces that resonate with diverse constituents. The position requires a high level of creativity and strong attention to detail. The Communication Specialist reports to the Assistant Director, Operations of the Career Center and will collaborate with other Managers, Directors, Career Consultants, and students inside and outside the department in order to provide a comprehensive communication plan. The individual needs to have a strong understanding of target audiences including but not limited to employers, students, faculty, staff, and parents to achieve effective marketing. The individual will regularly evaluate the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and adjust accordingly.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing, Advertising or related field and one (1) year experience in journalism, public relations, or other communications related experience OR Master's degree. Related student or Graduate Assistant, Intern, or student oriented experience will be considered. To be considered student experience, it must be detailed in the employment section on the application.

Skills and Knowledge:

Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to use relevant design tools to create marketing materials. Ability to receive constructive feedback. Strong familiarity with social media platforms and the ability to effectively leverage social media as a marketing tool. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office software, and Apple products.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer experience in a higher education setting. 56 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 28537.56 Midpoint - $ 39956.76

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

  • Career Center Admin
  • Communications Specialist
  • 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: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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