Get to Know American University
At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant
leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We
envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all
identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully
included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and
Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent
every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally
recognized faculty are today's thought leaders in the areas of
public policy, law, the arts, communications, international
development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented,
and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its
strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for
all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for
creating change through our knowledge and our work.
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About the Team/Department
The HR Communications function is part of the Talent Strategies
team in the Office of Human Resources. We’re a collaborative,
diverse, and dynamic group that focuses on the employee experience.
As a part of the HR Comms team, you’ll be plugged into the
initiatives and benefits that make AU an exciting place to work and
help advance the Changemaker experience.
The Communications & Graphics Coordinator supports the delivery
of high-impact, integrated communications to improve faculty and
staff awareness and understanding of HR strategic initiatives,
employee benefits, wellness, learning and development, and all
other Human Resources communications needs.
The Communications & Graphics Coordinator is responsible for
the management of small to medium-scale projects and ensuring that
projects are delivered on time and on budget. The Communications
& Graphics Coordinator writes and edits copy, designs graphics
for digital and print media, conducts research for communications,
manages creative production, schedules digital and social media
placements, and coordinates with internal partners and vendors to
ensure project timelines are met. This position works under general
- Project Management
- Coordinate multiple projects and meet milestones and
- Coordinate administrative functions, including procurement and
payables for third-party vendors.
- Graphic Design
- Design print and digital communication using creative design
tools, including Adobe Design products – Photoshop, InDesign and
- Format emails to visually convey content in an engaging and
- Write and edit copy for print and digital communication pieces
- Write and edit for monthly newsletters to share human resources
information to faculty and staff.
- Web & Social Media Content Management
- Create content, edit copy and post content for american.edu and
- Manage Twitter and Facebook accounts.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- This position reports directly to the Director of HR
Communications and is part of the Talent Strategies Team, although
it supports all HR functions. This position does not have any
- Responsible for providing communications support to the HR
teams (benefits/wellness, service delivery, recruiting, workplace
learning and development, compensation), Payroll and Budget. Design
and distribute communications materials to 2,500 full-time faculty
and staff, 1,000 part-time staff and adjuncts, as warranted.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- This is a Hybrid 3 position with one day a week onsite and four
days of remote work.
Required Education and Experience
- Full Time
- Coordinator B
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, graphic/web
design or a closely related field, or equivalent in education,
training, and experience is required.
- At least 2 years work experience in graphic design is also
- Successful candidates will be proficient in the Microsoft
Office suite, have intermediate-level graphic design experience
using the Adobe Suite Products (Photoshop, InDesign, and
Illustrator), have excellent attention to detail, have good
research skills, and be able to communicate effectively both
verbally and in writing.
- Candidates must be able to accept feedback with a positive
attitude, be motivated to learn and expand skill set and build
successful working relationships in a highly collaborative and
- Candidates will be expected to present a portfolio including
samples of both creative/graphic design and business writing.
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
- To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires
COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn
more about our health and safety directive.
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
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institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and
regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal
appearance, gender identity and expression, family
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