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Communications & Marketing Specialist

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Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Truman Pierce Institute

Division Name
College of Education

Position Title
Communications & Marketing Specialist

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The College of Education at Auburn University is excited to recruit candidates for a Communication and Marketing Specialist for GEAR UP ACHIEVE ! The selected candidate will create communication, marketing and promotional material delivered through various mediums at the University level.

GEAR UP Achieve is an interdisciplinary initiative designed to provide greater access and opportunities to more than 6,500 Alabama middle school students.

About Auburn: Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

It’s a Lifestyle : The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

This is a limited term appointment. Continuation of employment after 09/30/2030 is contingent upon availability of funds.

Essential Functions
  • Develops communication and/or marketing plans to promote the vision, mission, goals and achievements of the University.
  • Researches and composes content for dissemination through a variety of mediums, such as internal or external publications, brochures, posters, newsletters, websites, presentations, development/fundraising materials, press packages, or broadcast media.
  • Coordinates the production of materials to include content/style editing, designing, printing, photography and/or copywriting.
  • Prepares and/or coordinates advertising, media-buying, and prospect-based marketing plans.
  • Coordinates marketing and communication calendars, production schedules and deadlines, including coordination of work carried out by external vendors.
  • Submits material to journals, associations or other external media, either proactively or in response to requests.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of communications, public relations, and/or marketing programs.
  • Prepares press releases and participates in public relations activities for the University.
  • Plans and organizes special events and meetings, as well as participation at conferences or trade shows.
  • Maintains files, databases and electronic records of materials.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Level I - Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field with no experience.

Level II – Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field plus 2 years experience in marketing and communications services to include print journalism. Experience must include at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.

Level III – Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field plus 4 years experience in marketing and communications services to include print journalism. Experience must include at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.

Substitutions allowed for 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.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Level I – Under immediate supervision, performs standard tasks using established methods, principles, concepts and procedures related to a specialized field. Judgments are made on routine matters of relatively small impact. Knows fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization.

Level II – Under close supervision, performs varied duties and assignments involving some judgment. Resolves routine questions or problems, referring only complex issues to higher level. Some evaluation, originality and ingenuity required. Knows and applies fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization, with awareness of related fields.

Level III – Under minimal supervision, performs complex assignments and fulfills broad responsibilities where required outcomes are defined, but methods and procedures may vary based on professional judgment or precedent. Considerable latitude for unreviewed action. Confers with supervisor on unusual matters. Coordinates the work of others on projects and may assign work to and assist less experienced professionals or support staff. May act in an advisory capacity to managers or faculty. Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of a particular field of specialization to the completion of difficult assignments. Also possesses knowledge of related fields and areas of operation which affect, or are affected by, own area.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$45,000 - $93,200

Job Category
Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date

Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. 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

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Portfolio
  3. Other
  4. Other Documentation
  5. Writing Sample
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
    • I went to the AU Employment Website directly (
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University:
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee within probationary period
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee outside of probationary period
    • Current part-time Auburn or AUM employee
    • Not an Auburn or AUM employee
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No

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