Public Relations and Communications Coordinator Senior
Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional
Position Number: 119795
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: The Public Relations and Communications Coordinator is responsible for contributing to comprehensive public relations and leading communication strategies and activities for CVM Communications, including crisis communications support.
This position develops, researches, writes, edits, and coordinates complex original content for use in multiple communication media to promote and/or inform target audiences about the College of Veterinary Medicine.
This position curates and pitches story ideas by cultivating and maintaining relationships and effective communications with internal and external constituents, including the news media, with added emphasis placed on connecting with research faculty, students, and alumni.
This position develops and posts content to website and social media channels in line with communication strategies.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in public relations, mass communications or a relevant field AND three (3) years of professional experience in print or broadcast news media, public relations or marketing including proven experience with writing and editing skills; writing feature articles, brochures, annual reports and speeches; executing strategic communication plans and complex communication projects.
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.
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 Carnegie 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 i...ts 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.