Title: 1282-NN - Public Relations/Communications Coord Senior
Business Title: Communication Manager
Location: WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
Reporting to the Washington State University Alumni Association's (WSUAA) Director, Membership and Marketing (Director), the Communication Manager is responsible for the development and execution of communication strategies designed to increase membership in the WSUAA, engagement with the University, and, ultimately, greater philanthropic activity on the part of alumni, students, staff, faculty, and friends of the University.
Working with minimal supervision, the Communication Manager will develop, write, edit, and oversee production of marketing and communication materials that will be distributed both electronically and in printed format. They will create content for membership initiatives and events, coordinate advertising and signage, and oversee special marketing efforts and projects as assigned.
Percentages of Job Duty Functions:
60% - Creative Strategy, Creation, Production and Delivery
20% - Brand Oversight
15% - Project Management, Analysis and Reporting
5% - Other Duties
This position may be eligible for a remote working arrangement.
A Bachelor's degree in public relations, mass communications or a relevant field AND three (3) years of professional experience in print or broadcast news media, public relations or marketing including proven experience with writing and editing skills; writing feature articles, brochures, annual reports and speeches; executing strategic communication plans and complex communication projects.
Demonstrated ability to define marketing and communications strategies, goals, and objectives, identify target audiences, and develop and implement strategic communications plans to accomplish goals.
Demonstrated knowledge of creative copywriting and copy editing for appropriate style, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and length.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively and be solutions-oriented.
Ability to function professionally under deadlines and sometimes stressful situations.
Ability to multitask and independently plan and organize work, meeting deadlines and producing high quality materials.
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust quickly and easily.
Attention to detail, excellent proofreading skills, grasp of grammar, and punctuation and the ability to deliver a consistent style.
Familiarity with editorial style manuals, production techniques, printing specifications, brand guidelines and analytics.
Five or more years of experience managing marketing communications.
Mastery of best practices for digital marketing tools.
Familiarity with design software for the creation of print materials, videos, web content, podcasts and other marketing deliverables.
Connection to or familiarity with Washington State University.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
Area/College: University Advancement Department Name: WSU Alumni Association City, State, Zip: Remote/Hybrid; Pullman, WA 99163 Department Link:alumni.wsu.edu Annual Salary: $60,000 - $80,000 dependent on qualifications and experience. FTE: 100% This is a permanent position. Screening Begin Date: Screening of applications will begin on October 10, 2022 and will remain on going until a successful candidate has been identified. Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check. Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Required Documents:
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
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Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its C...ommunity Engagement Classification.WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.