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Communications Specialist (Public Affairs/Communication Specialist II)

Fresno State University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Communications Specialist II
(Public Affairs/Communication Specialist II)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,515 - $4,500 per month

Full Classification Salary Range: $3,515 - $6,358 per month

  • This is a full-time, probationary, exempt position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here .

Job Summary

Under the supervision and lead work of the Dean of the Craig School of Business or her designee, this position is the School resource person, responsible for the creation and dissemination of communications projects and materials for the School, its departments, programs, centers, institutes and other School-related entities in accordance with the School’s strategic plan, mission, and goals. This position identifies topics that are of news value and writes compelling stories and press releases on behalf of the School. This position creates, manages, and implements media updates, works closely with University Communications, and maintains strong relationships with each of the departments, programs, centers, institutes, other School-related entities as well as the Director of Development in promoting the School’s activities and accomplishments to its students, faculty, the University community and the business community.

In addition to close collaboration with University Communications, the incumbent is expected to work closely with other academic communication specialists to ensure that proper branding is followed and a consistent campus strategy is developed and executed to advance the academic mission of the School and the University. Work is performed autonomously under general supervision and requires regular exercising of judgment and discretion to interpret policies, procedures, and objectives. Work is reviewed against overall goals and objectives, with full accountability for results, and soundness of judgment.

Key Qualifications

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills consistent with Associated Press (AP) style.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including strong public speaking, listening and interpretive skills at all levels with the ability to work as part of a team and contribute to collegial environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to write compelling press releases and news stories to garner media coverage of programs, news and events in the School.
  • Thorough knowledge of web communication techniques, technology and formats to achieve communication goals.
  • Strong storytelling and journalistic writing skills, as well as advanced editorial skills.
  • Working knowledge of basic office systems and ability to learn to use a broad range of technology systems and packages including MS Publisher and Adobe Creative Cloud applications including, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor's degree, which includes relevant coursework in the field.
  • Two years minimum of proven experience in the field of social media, media relations, website design and management, publications development, marketing and research.

Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by September 9, 2021 will be given full consideration by the search committee. Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

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.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Advertised: 26 Aug 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
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