$58,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The School is seeking a self-motivated, engaged and enthusiastic
colleague who will bring both creative vision and effective
execution to this position. The Communications Manager will be
responsible for leading development and implementation of a vision
and strategy for communicating with the School's primary audiences
-- undergraduate students; graduate students; alumni and donors;
and related audiences, such as parents, scholars in other programs
and media practitioners. Delivering cost-effective communications,
outreach and event support designed to support the School's
strategic priorities, programs, services, and mission. We are an
active and energetic department that values people who work well in
teams and take advantage of ideas and feedback while demonstrating
their own expertise. The successful candidate for this position
will be able to see the big picture and the fine detail
simultaneously and will continually develop in solving problems and
moving our communications forward. The candidate will value
effective relationships and be independent, open-minded, organized,
and comfortable with deadlines and varied projects. Please note
that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their
eligibility to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or
national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a
foreign national authorized to work in the United States without
need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of
In order to fulfill their responsibilities, the successful
- Coordinate the development, production, and distribution of
effective communication vehicles across multiple media platforms,
including website, social media, newsletters, print and digital
advertising, posters, and presentations.
- Coordinate production of all promotional materials. Including
outsourcing of graphics and artwork and networking with university
communications staff and freelance vendors, when applicable.
- Work effectively with related staff and student hourly interns in
producing and distributing communications.
- Assess needs of internal and external stakeholders and propose an
overarching approach and detailed communication plan.
- Engage with university communicators and external stakeholders to
identify model plans and understand brand guidelines.
- Assess the effectiveness of communications, including cost.
- Actively contribute to School committees and efforts with
- Interact routinely with faculty and staff to understand current
activities, creates written or visual content for those activities,
and seeks opportunities to promote them.
- Provide regular updates to the School's leadership, committees
and department meetings.
- Ensure alignment with university branding and participates
actively in communication efforts across campus.
Develops and supervises the execution of communication programs and
may supervise personnel and/or other resources in support of
institutional or unit communication goals.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
- 10% Manages the day-to-day operational unit plans to align with
strategic initiatives and to meet established objectives
- 30% Plans, writes, and edits content for various internal and
- 10% Plans and directs unit programs and/or projects to ensure
adherence to deadlines and budgets
- 5% Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit
operational policies and procedures
- 30% Develops, implements, and delivers communication materials
through various mediums to designated audiences
- 15% In collaboration with leadership, faculty and staff, leads
development of vision and strategy for the School's communications
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UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect
the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,
status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We
commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,
research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by
creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every
background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve
Wisconsin and the world.
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Specialization in marketing, public relations, communications or
A minimum of 1 year of experience (three years strongly preferred)
in strategic communication (marketing, advertising, public
relations, etc.), journalism or closely related professional
communication role with leadership responsibilities. Exceptional
oral and written communications skills and affinity for
collaborative work on projects and active engagement with people,
including alumni, students, faculty, staff, and other
communicators. A portfolio of work that demonstrates ability to
translate strategic vision, branding and organizational priorities
into effective content. Ability to work effectively with others
while managing competing demands and interests. Knowledge of all
aspects of marketing and communications, particularly strategy
development, tactical execution across the full spectrum of media
vehicles and assessment of the effectiveness of communications.
Demonstrated graphic design and production skills with proficiency
in Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress. Demonstrated abilities in
identifying and effectively engaging with stakeholders. Top
candidates will be able to show success in organization, project
management, focus, relating to others, flexibility, adaptability
and passion for the School's work in research, teaching and
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed
in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
How to Apply:
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For questions on the position, contact: Hernando Rojas, School of
Journalism & Mass Communication, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter,
resume, one work sample (writing sample, web design, or other
product demonstrating effective communication skills), and contact
information for at least three professional references, including
your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without
advance notice. Your cover letter should address your
qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and
type of relevant work experience listed above.
A criminal background check will be conducted.
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further
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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative
Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and
encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,
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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also
require you and your references to answer questions regarding
sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities
of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that
the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.
Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The Annual Security and Fire
Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary
policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and
on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics
for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper
copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police
Applications Open: Oct 12 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 18 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard