BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY 1500 Birchmont Drive NE Bemidji, MN 56601
Information Officer 1 (Classified MAPE)
This position exists to help ensure that content distributed to internal and external audiences of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College via digital communications and marketing channels is accurate, complete, timely, useful and compelling.
The position is responsible for developing, posting, editing and otherwise maintaining digital content on behalf of the BSU-NTC Office of Communications & Marketing (OCM) for the homepages and MyBSU and MyNTC pages of bemidjistate.edu and ntcmn.edu, as well as: other external-facing webpages -- including but not limited to about and student life-type pages; university-wide events on the schools' website calendars; upcoming events and other information on outdoor electronic marquees, indoor electronic information screens; one or more monthly electronic newsletters; and electronic distribution of university and college event information to designated community calendars maintained by external organizations and media outlets.
The position also will provide oversight, content-management (e.g. WordPress) training and user support to BSU and/or NTC departments/offices and employees who are charged with maintaining accurate, complete and timely content on their own webpages and posting upcoming events on the university and college website calendars. In this website role, working with BSU-NTC Web Services, the position will maintain search-engine optimization (SEO) tactics on pages managed by the OCM and consulting with other offices and departments to optimize search on their pages. In addition, the position will maintain ongoing measurement of web traffic and navigation on OCM-managed pages and support others in analyzing use of their pages.
The position reports to the Executive Director of Communications & Marketing but will have day-to-day responsibility for managing content and providing website coaching and support as required, working closely with, and under the day-to-day supervision of, the Associate Director of Communications & Marketing and in collaboration with graphic design and photography staff and student workers. Although this position does not include regular responsibility for producing news articles and/or media relations, social media management or preparation of print materials, such duties may be required at times, along with additional duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or other related field.
At least one full year of professional experience in website content management, which may have been among multiple duties in a broader communications and/or marketing role.
Highly organized and skilled in setting and updating priorities and managing time and workload to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through speaking and writing, including the ability to write clear, concise and effective text for a variety of audiences with correct spelling, grammar and style usage.
Knowledge of and experience using varied desktop, web and mobile software applications, web-based content management systems and online communications and task-management tools.
A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with colleagues, both in person and via telephone and email.
Experience in communications and marketing for higher education.
Experience in obtaining and communicating results from website analytics.
Experience in optimizing webpages for search engines.
Experience in planning and creating webpages for an organizational website.
Experience in providing technical training to individuals and small groups.
Experience shooting and editing digital photos and/or video.
Experience in using the WordPress content management system.
The applicant should demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations.
More than 20%: Noise
Less than 20%: Traveling
Constant: sitting, depth perception, midrange and near vision, hearing and talking
Frequent: fine manipulating, repetitive arm motion, simple grasp and standing
Occasional: squatting, walking, twisting/pivoting, far vision and field of vision
All employees must comply with department and institution procedures and policies, MnState policies and procedures, as well as local, state and federal laws, regulations, guidelines and business and industry standards.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and level of work difficulty required of the position. It is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar level of difficulty.In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnState) Vehicle Fleet Safely Program, employees driving on university or college business, when using a rental or state vehicle, shall be required a Vehicle Use Agreement form and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check annually.
Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota's lakes district, occupies a beautiful campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. The University enrolls more than 4,700 students annually. Offerings include more than 50 undergraduate majors and ten graduate programs encompassing the liberal arts, interdisciplinary studies and applied fields. The University is a member of the Minnesota State College and Universities System. The University has a faculty of 250. University distinctive themes include civic engagement, multiculturalism, and environmental stewardship. Faculty members with those interests or research areas are desired. The greater Bemidji area numbers 25,000 and serves as a regional commerce and health center. For further information about the University, see our website at: http://www.bemidjistate.edu
Northwest Technical College is in Bemidji Minnesota in Northern Minnesota. The greater Bemidji community has a population of 25,000 and serves as a regional center for education, commerce, recreation, health care, and the arts. Bemidji State University, a partner institution, and Northwest Technical College welcome 6,000 students annually. Northwest Tech offers hands on learning in Business, Health Care, Manufacturing, Transportation, and General Education. As a partner in Distance Minnesota, the College is engaged in innovative distance education with most its programs offered online in addition to on campus. Northwest Technical College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) http://www.mnscu.edu. To learn more about the student centered environment at Northwest Technical College, visit: www.ntcmn.edu.
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Institution: Bemidji State University Vehicle Notice: NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minnesota State) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. Eeo Notice: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 16757
About Bemidji State University
Bemidji State University is the place to be...bold, real, innovative, creative, global, aware, successful, and so much more! Through our signature themes, BSU and its nearly 5,000 students are committed to environmental stewardship, community service, and global understanding. You'll see that commitment in what we teach and in what we do.Located on the western shore of Lake Bemidji, our north woods campus environment reminds us daily of the need to be in tune with our world. Similarly, the American Indian culture of our region beckons us to begin our global journey by understanding our past as we prepare for the future. See for yourself by visiting us soon.