Summary of Duties: Duties include planning, developing and directing communications on behalf of the National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life-Extension (TriDurLE) in order to keep the public informed of the program, its accomplishments, and point of view. Specifically, this will include developing and coordinating monthly webinars, annual workshops, and information exchanges between partner universities, public and private transportation agencies, and other stakeholders of transportation infrastructure. The incumbent will determine, and develop, avenues by which program reports, presentations, abstracts of published papers, are disseminated to designated stakeholders and the general public. The incumbent will utilize social media channels to publicize upcoming events, post and promote audio and video recordings of seminars, workshops and other events. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting surveys and interviews of industry practitioners, as well as contributing to the development of scholarly manuscripts, technical proposals, and e-newsletters. The Incumbent will exercise discretion in determining content of written copy and represent the institution directly before the public. This is a 12 month, temporary, Administrative Professional position expected to end in September 2022.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in public relations, communications, marketing or other relevant field AND two (2) years of professional experience in print OR broadcast news media, public relations, marketing including the use of electronic media or two (2) years of other relevant professional 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.
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.