Affairs/Communication Specialist II)
Compensation and Benefits
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,515 to $4,500 per month
Full classification Salary Range: $3,515 to $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
Under the supervision of the Dean of the Lyles College of
Engineering, the Communications Specialist is responsible for
promoting the Lyles College’s services, programs and
accomplishments to students, the campus, industry, and to the
broader community. Responsibilities also include the creation and
dissemination of communications on behalf of the Lyles College and
assisting Lyles College departments and programs with messaging in
their specific units. This position researches, creates, manages,
and drafts press releases, working with University Communications
to coordinate the flow of news from the University. This position
manages digital signage, promotes the Lyles College through social
media, and maintains strong relationships with the University and
the broader community. The incumbent is expected to work closely
with University Communications, Brand Strategy and Marketing and
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 Lyles
College and the University. Work is performed independently under
general supervision and requires regular exercising of judgment and
discretion to interpret policies and procedures and objectives.
Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment.
- Good project management and time management skills.
- Familiarity with digital photography, videography.
- Demonstrated social media skills.
- Strong story-telling and journalistic writing skills, as well
as advanced editing and proofreading skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including strong public
speaking, listening and interpretive skills.
To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities,
please click the Position Description
Education and Experience
Deadline & Application Instructions
- A Bachelor's Degree, which includes relevant coursework in the
field (i.e., Journalism, Public Relations).
- At least two years of progressively responsible professional
experience in news writing, editing, PR
Applications received by October 31, 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.
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
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
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
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