College/Division: OCOB-Orfalea College of Business
Salary Range: CSU Salary Range: $3,515 - $6,173 per month (Anticipated Hiring Range 5,300 - $5,700 per month)
The Communication Specialist position reports directly to the OCOB Assistant Dean of Advancement and External Relations to strategically advance the college's goals, brand and external campaigns. The primary functions of this position are to develop and implement the college's strategic communications plan; oversee the college's communications and information flow and to advance the college's brand, values and reputation.
The position works in collaboration with the University Marketing and University Communications teams, as well as communicators embedded in other colleges and university programs across campus, to ensure that university brand standards, messages and themes are upheld.
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Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. Check our benefits website for additional information.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
Education and Experience
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university and three years of progressively responsible experience in marketing and public relations, or a related field. A graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Licenses, Certificates, Credentials:
Possession of a valid California driver's license or the ability to obtain by data of hire.
Working knowledge of and ability to apply standard theories, practices, principles and techniques related to communications in the public affairs, media and marketing areas; ability to research and identify communication needs and target audiences; thorough knowledge of web communication techniques, vehicles and formats; ability to effectively use web technology to achieve communication goals.
Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and modern English.
Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, verbally, in writing, and image media.
Demonstrated ability to plan and execute effective social media campaigns on multiple platforms.
Ability to build and manage sophisticated media contacts.
Working knowledge of communication and branding strategies to promote and position the college, especially social media strategies.
Strong story development and journalistic writing skills, as well as advanced editorial skills. Knowledge of interview techniques and the ability to define and deliver messages; ability to interview, research and write compelling stories for web and print publication.
Working knowledge of applicable laws pertaining to written and electronic materials, confidentiality and news media, including libel/slander, copyright, and privacy laws.
Ability to present information that meets the requirements of the media and publications involved and that is designed for audiences of varying interests.
Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.
Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
Ability to provide lead work direction to student assistants.
Excellent organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to effectively plan, coordinate, prioritize, and execute multiple projects meeting established deadlines.
Ability to analyze situations, apply independent judgment, discretion and initiative to address challenges, and develop practical, thorough and creative solutions.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn a new program, use a variety of software programs including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, Internet, calendaring and email, desktop publishing, photo editing, web page development and web browsers. Proficiency in various computer design applications such as Photoshop and InDesign.
Master's Degree and experience in higher education preferred.
Experience in the use of new media, and new social networking sites.
Experience with video filming, editing, captioning, and storyboarding.
Experience in web design and maintenance that meets ADA requirements.
Donor relations experience.
Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.'
Must be able to sit in front of a computer monitor for extended periods of time.
Must be able to drive to pick up and deliver documents and other branding type materials (e.g., printed banners, etc.)
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check.
This position classification has been defined as 'Exempt' and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international an...d multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.