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Specialist I/II/III, Communications & Marketing

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Business & Management, Marketing & Sales, Communications, Other Communications, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Engineering Administration

Division Name

Samuel Ginn Col of Engineering

Position Title

Specialist I/II/III, Communications & Marketing

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Office of Communications and Marketing in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is seeking candidates for a Communications and Marketing Specialist I/II/ III (Graphic Designer). The Office of Engineering Communications and Marketing is involved in a wide variety of events and projects, requiring flexibility in both strategic and operational planning and development.

Essential Functions

  • Develops marketing and communication print and digital collateral to promote the vision, mission, goals and achievements of a school, college, department, alumni or University program directly engaged in instruction, research or outreach.
  • Develops graphic design in a variety of mediums, including print and digital, in the following areas: internal and external publications, brochures, newsletters, magazines, posters, press packages, development and fundraising materials and website collateral.
  • Coordinates style and design with internal and external partners and contractors.
  • Solicits quotes for purchasing and works with university trademark and licensing on branding materials.
  • Advises and consults with administrators, faculty and staff concerning design projects, promotional materials and expected deliverables.
  • Provides original creative ideas and artwork to support projects requests.
  • Maintain files, databases and electronic records of materials in Box software, as well as other platforms.
  • Coordinates high-volume projects consisting of designing, producing, ordering, billing and tracking promotional items for internal clients.
  • Coordinates high-volume printing projects and printing equipment for internal and external clients, including printing, cutting, folding, binding, etc.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Graphic Design, Communications, Marketing or related field

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in marketing and communications services to include print journalism

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level I requires a Bachelors degree in a discipline appropriate to position with no experience.

Level II requires a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to position plus 2 years of experience in marketing and communications services to include print and digital journalism.

Level III requires a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to position plus 4 years of experience in marketing and communications services to include print and digital 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

Excellent communication, collaborative, and interpersonal skills are essential.
Must have experience in graphic design and project management in a variety of print, web and social media projects.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None Required.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include: experience in areas previously noted in the job summary; project management of a variety of print, web and social media projects; proven ability to work in a team environment. A desired candidate will demonstrate a willingness to stay on top of the latest technologies and build on existing skills. Some photography experience is helpful. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Adobe graphic processing software or similar is also desired. Experience using Quickbooks, a paper cutter, lamination machine, paper folding machine, small spiral & coil book binding machine are also a plus.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$31,300 - $65,500

Job Category

Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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

Please attach 3 professional clips or samples. This can be completed using the Portfolio document slot on the Attach Documents page of the application.

Please submit 3 references on the References page of the application.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Portfolio
Optional Documents
  1. Media File
  2. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please provide how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

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