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Buena Vista University has an opening for a Social Media Specialist. This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring BVU's social media accounts, and building and executing social media strategy through research, benchmarking, and university goals. In addition, this position g athers, drafts, edits, and publishes content on BVU’s main social media accounts to build meaningful connections with key audiences, build brand presence by capturing and analyzing identified metrics and best practices, and basing content on such insights. Collaborate with key university departments on campus and assist them with social media strategy and execution while upholding and incorporating university brand standards throughout.

A Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or related discipline is preferred, and 1-2 years of experience in planning, gathering, drafting, and publishing content on various platforms including Instagram, Facebook, X, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong attention to detail are necessary skills in the role as well as e xperience in Adobe Suite, Canva, and/or other graphic design programs, and the ability to edit content in photo, graphic, or video form. Strong organizational skills, and the ability to multitask and pivot based on priorities are desired in addition to the ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines.

Buena Vista University is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer and especially welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to any aspect of the university’s diversity. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.


 Buena Vista University

BVU, a private university, is a community of doers, cultivators, and creators who believe in transformative higher education. At BVU, we possess an innate instinct to build. It’s rooted in our identity as Beavers and in our belief that we can and should better the world around us. We are an institution forging new ways of learning and serving. We are committed to empowering our students and know that their work does not just stay in Storm Lake, Iowa. Beavers carry it with them as they build throughout the region and across the globe.  

In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at

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