The role of the Communications Specialist is to support the operational needs of the Connell School of Nursing's marketing, communications, and public affairs efforts in close collaboration with the Office of University Communications and the Connell School Dean's Office. This position in concert with University Communications, develops a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy, manages creative content for all marketing materials and digital channels, and oversees messaging and branding to advance CSON's presence internally and externally. This position reports to the Associate Dean, Finance and Administration.
Digital Content Management Oversee the Connell School's digital presence and align brand messaging across all platforms under close advisement from the Office of University Communications and the Connell School Dean's Office. Website:
Interface directly with faculty and staff to manage content for website updates.
Perform daily updates to CSON website; add website features and content as needed.
Coordinate photography and video for online use.
Interface with Office of University Communications and Information Technology Services on website development and technology issues. Social Media:
Manage CSON social media channels and develop content strategy. Email Marketing:
Manage CSON email marketing system. Collaborate with Assistant Dean of Graduate Enrollment and Data Analytics on strategies to market graduate programs and information sessions.
Writing and Editing
Compose, compile, and edit brief text for publications, highlighting faculty and alumni awards, honors, etc.
Assist with coordination of departmental communications, including program literature, faculty search ads, flyers, and other collateral materials
Event Planning and Support
Assist with event planning, staffing, and promotion of all major internally focused CSON events, including Convocation and Commencement.
Assist with event planning for smaller external events in collaboration with the Dean's Office and the Office of University Communications.
Interface and collaborate with Office of University Communications in regard to promoting and publicizing major externally focused events.
Basic graphic design work for ads, event programs, faculty projects, and for the web.
Serves as the Connell School's point of contact for major print publications, including alumni magazine VOICE.
Collaborate with the Connell School, Office of University Communications and third-party vendors to ensure publication deadlines are met and the Connell School's objectives and services are well represented to the University and external community.
Select and work with third-party vendors to complete smaller print publications.
Assist with coordinating marketing projects such as promotional gifts, holiday cards and other internal projects that connect the Connell School of Nursing to our outside constituents
Events and projects outside normal business hours take place roughly once per month.
Position Details: Department: 058001 - Dean School of Nursing Position: 00011456 - Communications Specialist - Nursing Grade: 2ND Salary Range: 49,350 - 61,700
Must have web content management experience as well as excellent writing, editorial, and project management skills. A solid knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office is necessary. Experience with and understanding of multimedia technology and data management helpful.
Candidate must have proven written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple, complex, and ongoing projects and work independently, as well as work as a part of a team. Vision, desire to learn, hard work and dedication is desired.
Bachelor's degree required; preferably in communications or related field.
Three+ years of experience in a similar position, such as communications, marketing, web design, or graphic design is recommended.
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