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Advancement Writer (PA/CS III Exempt)/Strategic Communication

California State University, San Bernardino
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jul 29, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Public Relations & Advertising
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Advancement Writer (PA/CS III Exempt)/Strategic Communication
California State University, San Bernardino


Employment Status: Full-time, Probationary, Exempt position.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some evenings and weekend hours may be required.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 2, 2020.

California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
At CSUSB, you can:
  • Build your future
  • Work with the best
  • Be your authentic self
  • Focus on you
  • Make a lasting impact
  • Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
  • Bring everything you are, become everything you want
  • Department SummaryThe Office of Strategic Communication (OSC) is responsible for leading and managing the university's marketing, public relations and media relations activities to advance the university's mission, core values, and strategic directions. The OSC is challenged to develop a top-flight external relations and internal communications program targeting the institution's diverse constituencies and to develop successful marketing and public relations efforts that enhance the image and visibility of California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). By promoting the strengths and accomplishments of CSUSB to regional, national and international audiences the OSC plays a critical role in advancing the University and cementing CSUSB's reputation as a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California.
    To apply through our new CSU Recruit System, please CLICK HERE.

    Typical Activities

    Job Summary Under the general supervision of the Associate Vice President in the Office of Strategic Communication with clear responsiveness to the University President, the Advancement Writer will assist with the preparation of speeches, talking points, remarks, reports, presentations, statements, articles, daily correspondence and other written material on behalf of the President and other senior leadership in connection with speaking engagements or other activities. This process will include research, writing, editing, and consultation with a wide range of offices and individuals both inside and outside the University. In addition to the responsibilities above, the Advancement Writer will assist others in the Office of Strategic Communication and University Advancement with public relations activities designed to extend the impact of and knowledge about the University to an ever-increasing number stakeholder groups and target audiences, both on and off campus.
    Key Qualifications
    Typical activities include but are not limited to:
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex concepts and market research into clear, compelling language for diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to conform writing style to executive leadership messaging.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as individuals.
  • Ability to multitask effectively with a diverse group of staff in a team environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of marketing and research techniques and methods. Ability to use market research to enhance impact of communication strategies and campaigns.
  • Exercise sound judgment and discretion in the completion of assignments and projects.
  • Deep understanding of community relations, social media, public affairs and the importance of representing the university in a progressive and dynamic manner.
  • Good judgment, political acumen and thorough organizational skills.
  • Expert knowledge of CSUSB, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, objectives, programs and infrastructure.
  • Expert writing and editorial skills.
  • Demonstrates creativity, inspiration and is prolific in writing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in communications, journalism or related field.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years related experience in speech writing, professional writing and technical writing.
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Master's degree is preferred.
    • Preferred experience in executive communications for a higher education institution.
    • Passion for public higher education.
    • Working knowledge of University organizational policies, rules, regulations, procurement, purchasing.

    Supplemental Information

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU
    employees who apply for the position.
    The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
    This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

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