Public Relations Professional 2 employees are responsible for the strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between University organizations and the public. They promote a positive image of the University by providing information about the institution to students, staff and faculty, and the public. Public Relations Professional 2 employees have specific knowledge or expertise in public relations, event management, and community outreach and can serve in specific roles, such as press and media relations contacts, event planners, community relations managers, or spokespersons. They work independently and make decisions in alignment with the stated public relations strategy of the organization, and the University as a whole.
Internal Number: R0002882
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.