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Job Description

The Marketing and Communications Internal Communications team is seeking a collaborative, creative professional to fill the role of Strategic Communications Associate. This position will support the creation and execution of integrated communication and marketing strategies articulating key Campus Facilities projects that impact the campus at-large and further the university's strategic and operational needs.

Working closely with the Associate Director of Internal Communications and other team members, the Strategic Communications Associate supports communications coordination and advance messaging primarily on behalf of the Offices of Campus Facilities at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

From routine maintenance on published materials to full-scale communication campaigns, and amplifying the stories of Campus Facilities staff, this resourceful contributor works toward the team’s mutual success in delivering multi-channel communications plans and creative services to internal partners, as well as effective distribution to target audiences.

About Campus Facilities:
Campus Facilities includes many of the behind-the-scenes service departments that keep the campus operating. These include Energy Management and the MU Power Plant; Facilities Operations -- Custodial Services, Construction Services, Maintenance and Sustainability; Landscape Services and Mizzou Botanic Garden; Planning, Design & Construction; and Space Planning & Management.

This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
  • Write about complex topics such as energy and construction feats for a general audience
  • Craft staff profiles and articles regarding one or more units, acting as a storyteller for internal audiences to positively impact university culture
  • Create content for e-newsletters
  • Write, edit and proofread internal communications and work with management to develop and execute communications plans
  • Develop, update and maintain website content
  • Research, develop and deliver communication materials for diverse audiences based on overall internal communications strategy
  • Assist in tracking and monitoring communications results and developing programs for continuous improvement
  • Connect and collaborate with colleagues to align messages across channels and address stakeholder needs while considering university culture
  • Exchanges straightforward information, asks questions and checks for understanding
  • Develops working relationships with internal parties and may work with external parties, as needed

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, occasional early mornings or evenings possible

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field; two or more years experience in writing, editing.
  • Some knowledge of photography, design and social media skills
Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $24.04 to $26.44

Grade: GGS-009

University Title: Strategic Communications Associate II

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Materials
  • Completed online application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three writing samples
Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-2146.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.




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