Bachelor's degree in public relations, marketing, communications, or a related field, Experience designing and delivering communications for university and industry stakeholders, Experience designing and developing online video content for audience of all ages, Experience establishing relationships with communication professionals and media outlets, Experience in developing and writing for a public audience, Experience with photography, videography, and capacity for flexibility in a fast paced environment, Social media and content creation experience
Are you a communications professional who wants to be inspired daily and surrounded by some of the most creative students, faculty, and staff in the nation? The Student Innovation Center is seeking qualified candidates for a Communications Specialist I.
The Communications Specialist will be an integral member of the newly established Student Innovation Center team and will work directly with the Director of Innovation Programs.Â The SICTR officially launched a comprehensive suite of extracurricular programs that engaged more than 20,000 registrants in 2020 alone.Â This is a job for someone that likes to build and create in a start-up environment with fast turnaround of program opportunities.
Example of Duties:
Build a communications and media program for the Student Innovation Fellows Program.
Collaborate with the existing communications team and work with the Innovation Team to generate promotional/marketing content
Manage social media presence
Coordinate media relations
Develop and update the website
Manage networks for internal and external communications about programs
Organize and consistently brand all existing materials that will be used in future programming
The successful candidate will be a self-starter, have excellent project management abilities, and have experience working in diverse and vibrant environments.
The Student Innovation Center is the nexus on campus that inspires students, faculty, and staff to innovate through experimentation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the free exchange of ideas in an inclusive environment.Â The center is a resource serving the entire university community with unique facilities and workspaces to foster innovation across all aspects of Iowa Stateâs land-grant mission. It provides a welcoming and vibrant environment where all university stakeholders can find resources to foster new ideas, creativity, experimentation, evaluation, and entrepreneurship, especially at the intersection of traditional disciplines.
Individual contributor position with developing professional and/or technical skills working under immediate to general supervision
Grasps professional-level knowledge and concepts of field while working in a progressive learning mode
Works on problems and issues of somewhat limited scope
Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data for which answers are available or can be obtained
Responds to inquiries and issues, escalating to manager or higher level workers as appropriate
May lead projects of limited scope and complexity
May provide guidance to students
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.