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Communications Coordinator – Law School

Communications Coordinator – Law School

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Communications Coordinator – Law School at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

This position, reporting to the Associate Director of Marketing and Communication of the Law School works as part of the strategic planning process for marketing and communications to increase the visibility and build/strengthen community relations for assigned program, school or college. This position is responsible for the production of content for marketing pieces, social media and website content, and for promoting the law school.

Write, edit and produce internal and external content including newsletters, press releases, and other informational pieces that advertise events and activities. Utilize graphic design software, email marketing platforms, and content management systems in creating media and informational pieces. Create tracking spreadsheet for media Stay current on related news and bridge topics with faculty experts to identify opportunities for publicity.

Develop, produce and distribute social media marketing content, working collaboratively with law school faculty, staff and students.

Develop, edit, and manage Law School website content in accordance with Law School and University policies and state and local laws.

Identify creative opportunities to promote program, school or college events, achievements and efforts.

Work collaboratively with dean, director, program manager and/or staff to create and coordinate external community outreach efforts.

Work collaboratively with internal and external subject matter experts to update/create content utilizing print, audio and videos to feature program, school or college.

Prepare varied activity reports, summaries and analyses that aid in program, school or college objectives.

Build and maintain productive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

Participate in special projects and assignments.

Perform other related duties as assigned.


Education Bachelor's degree

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field from an accredited college or university equivalent or a combination of education and/or experience.

Experience Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)

A minimum of two years’ experience in marketing, public relations or communications preferred. Knowledge related to program preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrable knowledge of volunteer and community programs. Excellent communication, marketing, public relations, interpersonal and computer skills. Experience with graphic design software and photography. Familiarity with the Associated Press Stylebook, computer design/multimedia software. Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint; database and reporting tools. Ability to compare, contrast and quality check work with keen attention to detail. Ability to present numerical data orally and in writing or through graphics. Demonstrated strong organizational, communication and strategic thinking skills. Ability to work independently and with and through others to achieved desired results.


H07 - Law School

Primary department:

H0703 - Law Instruction Units

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Job category: Staff/Administrative
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Salary hire maximum: TBD
Working conditions:

No travel required. Normal Office Environment

Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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