Communications Coordinator

Position Information

University Code 13111 University Title Communications Coordinator 1 University Job Family Communications ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Communications Coordinator Position Number 591720 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Graduate School Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

This position manages, develops, and implements all of the Graduate School’s marketing and public relations strategies relating to web, social media, print, and digital communications. This position also determines and evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of communications. Reporting to the Graduate School Dean, this position will additionally be responsible for increasing the visibility and profile of all VCU graduate programs, graduate student activities and accomplishments, and graduate school program fairs and other events, classes, and workshops.

Minimum Hiring Standards

-Proven experience in content development; excellent writing and editing skills for social media, web, and print communications.
-Evidence of strong communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking.
-Ability to represent the Graduate School well in the community.
-Evidence of the ability to work in a diverse environment and to effectively interact with diverse groups of people.
-Ability to work flexible schedules to attend events and meet deadlines.
-Capacity to work creatively in both collaborative and independent contexts.
-Demonstrated ability to use discretion and good judgment, maintain confidentiality, and work under multiple deadlines.
-Ability to understand and comply with University and State policies, procedures, and guidelines.
-Working knowledge of software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
-Knowledge of web content management systems such as T4 or WordPress and competency in desktop publishing/web editing tools
-Proven experience working with social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc), Google Analytics, Search Engine Optimization ( SEO ), email marketing platforms (LISTSERV® Maestro Email Marketing Software, MailChimp, etc.), web accessibility best practices, web content management, and web application testing.
-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

-Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, advertising, English, digital/graphic design, business, or related field is preferred.
- Experience in planning and coordinating large events.
-Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite and other graphic design software.
-Professional working experience in web design/development.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $42,000 - $47,900 Application Process/Additional Information Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 hrs per week Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Job Open Date 02/17/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Other Document

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