Summary of Duties: Working in conjunction with the SBDC's State Director, Marketing Coordinator and University communications staff, this position is responsible for writing drafts of internal and external messages to foster employee awareness of organizational developments and promotional content for external marketing collateral.
Participates in the development and implementation of internal and public communication campaigns for the SBDC, including public relations, speeches and advertising content.
Researches, writes and edits complex original content for use in multiple communication media to maintain a positive image of the SBDC that communicates the SBDC's mission, vision, values and outcomes. Assists the SBDC executive team in the preparation and distribution of messages to internal and public audiences.
Ensures that all correspondence is completed and distributed on a timely basis and complies with SBDC and WSU standards and requirements.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree in English, journalism, communications or related field and two (2) years of professional level writing/editing experience which has included word processing computer applications and a demonstrated knowledge of graphic arts principles. A Masters degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to (1) one year of the required experience.
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.