Public Communications Specialist

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Vacancy Number
Position Title
Public Communication Spec
Working Title
Public Communications Specialist
Competency Level
Housing and Residence Life - 40010
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Office of Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington houses over 4500 students in a combination of residence halls, suites, and apartments. It is the mission of the Office of Housing and Residence Life to appropriately challenge residents to develop to their full potential by supporting their educational and personal growth and development. The Housing and Residence Life staff maintain an environment that is conducive to educational excellence by providing academic support, educational opportunities, and challenges for individual residents. Opportunities for students to attain a greater appreciation and understanding of cultural and lifestyle differences and opportunities for leadership and self-governance roles are integral to the on-campus experience.

Housing and Residence Life - 40010 College
College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Location of Workplace
Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Public Communications Specialist performs a range of public communications and/or marketing work in support of the mission and goals of Housing & Residence Life ( HRL ). This position will be responsible for internal and external HRL communication through a variety of media/platforms (paper, email, social media, web, etc.) to a variety of stakeholders (students, parents, and staff/offices, etc.).
The Public Communications Specialist will have primary responsibility for paper and digital marketing materials, the HRL website, and social media accounts. Work includes developing and delivering information and promotion through a variety of communications mediums in order to stimulate student interest in HRL .
This position will coordinate forward-facing outreach events, public relation-focused activities, and procurement of promotional items. This may include supporting, assisting or coordinating some departmental, divisional and university events. The position will also supervise and coordinate the work of multiple student marketing assistants.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience

All degrees must be

received from appropriately accredited institutions

Preferred education, professional skills and experience

• A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Digital Media, Events & Tourism, or other related degree
• Two years of experience in online marketing (web, e-mail, social, mobile, content marketing)
• A portfolio that represents the candidate’s creativity, visual style, and design experience
• Experience in online marketing (web, e-mail, social media, mobile, content marketing)
• Digital marketing background, ideally in technology
• Specialized training in website management, social media & technology marketing
• Microsoft Office, Macromedia suite, Adobe suite
• HTML5, XHTML, CSS design, cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility

Required Certifications or licensure

No license or certifications required.

Recruitment Range
$41,281 - $44,558
1.0 (40 hours per week)
Months Per Year
12 Months
Work Days
Monday - Friday
Work Hours
8:00AM- 5:00PM
Type of Position
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited

Position Number
Job Posting Date
Posting Close Date
Special Notes to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.

For more info/to apply visit Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.

This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

External Link to Posting
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington (2021)?
    • UNCW Website
    • UNCW Facebook Page
    • UNCW Linkedin Page
    • UNCW Twitter Account
    • UNCW Employee Referral
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Glassdoor
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • North Carolina Job Network
    • Women In Higher Education
    • Other

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