Summary of Duties: The Communications Manager manages the Marketing and Recruiting communications initiatives of the Admissions and Recruitment office. In collaboration with the Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, develops and implements a strategic communication plan for prospective students. Coordinates recruitment efforts with Pullman admissions office, other regional counselors, college recruiters, University Communications, Alumni and WSU Multicultural Student Services. May supervise student staff as needed. Responsible for assisting with recruitment events both on and off campus as needed in support of the University's enrollment goals. Coordinate special recruitment events as needed. Manages Social Media Accounts, provides detailed data analysis, and works closely with university's Customer Relations Management system and other systems.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree and three (3) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. Experience leading or directing the work of others. A Masters degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year?for?year basis.
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. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
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 Carne...gie 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 Community 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.