Specialist II/III, Communications & Marketing - Dept

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Student Involvement

Division Name

Student Affairs

Position Title

Specialist II/III, Communications & Marketing - Dept

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Student Affairs at Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Specialist, Communications & Marketing in Student Involvement to create communications, marketing, and promotional materials delivered through various mediums.

Essential Functions

-Develops marketing and communication plans to promote the vision, mission, goals, and achievements of Student Involvement Programs.

-Research, design, and compose content for dissemination through a variety of mediums, such as internal or external publications, brochures, posters, newsletters, websites, presentations, development/fundraising materials, press packages, or broadcast media.

-Coordinates the production of materials to include content/style editing, designing, printing, photography, and/or copy writing.

-Coordinates marketing and communication calendars, productions schedules, and deadlines, including coordination of work carried out by external vendors.

-Submits material to journals, associations, or other external media, either proactively or in response to requests.

-Evaluates effectiveness of communications, public relations, and/or marketing programs.

-Prepares press releases and participates in public relations activities in conjunction with university staff.

-Plans and organizes special events and meetings, as well as participates at conferences and/or trade shows.

-May maintain files, databases, and electronic records of materials.

-May develop and manage a unit budget, as well as assist with preparation of contract and grant proposals.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or a related field.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in marketing and communications services, to include print journalism.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level III : Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or a related field and four (4) years of experience in marketing and communications services, to include print journalism

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include:

-prior experience working with or advising student-run programs and/or organizations.

-budgeting experience

-demonstrated leadership in developing and implementing communication plans among student groups/organizations

-basic to intermediate understanding of university student programming

-ability to effectively management detailed work and time demands

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$35,000 - $65,500

Job Category

Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Media File
  2. Other
  3. Other Documentation
  4. Writing Sample
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have 2 years of experience in marketing and communications services to include print journalism OR an advanced degree to use in lieu of years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No

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