Specialist I/II/III, Communications & Marketing

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

ACES Communications and Marketing

Division Name

AL Cooperative Extension System

Position Title

Specialist I/II/III, Communications & Marketing

Job Class Code

OC22 A/B/C

Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is seeking a Communications and Marketing Specialist to develop and implement digital marketing and communications plans and projects that support the vision, mission, goals and achievements of its educational efforts and programming.

Essential Functions

This position will be responsible for researching, creating and disseminating Extension content in the areas of agriculture, forestry and natural resources, families, and 4-H/Youth using media platforms to include (but not limited to) websites, social media, media releases, or broadcast media. This position will support the production of materials to include content/style editing, designing, photography, videography and/or news writing. Other responsibilities include facilitating on-line social networks to connect targeted audience with research-based Extension messaging; creating and using photography and video production to enhance Extension content; and participating in the evaluation of the effectiveness of communications and public relations efforts.

Education Level

Bachelors degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or a relevant field;

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in marketing and communications
services to include print journalism

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level I – Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution with no experience
Salary Range: $31,300 – $52,100

Level II – Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution plus two years experience
Salary Range: $35,000 – $58,400

Level III – Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution plus four years experience
Salary Range: $39,300 – $65,500

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

Knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of social media, marketing and design.
Excellent writing skills as well as proficiency in social media platforms and social media management software crucial.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$31,300 - $65,500

Job Category


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.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental 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 from an accredited institution in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

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