Social Media/Web Coordinator
Employment - Information & Instructions
- Work Department: University Relations
- Class Title/Code:
Program Assistant (5001)
- Effective Date: Dec 22, 2021
Employees at this level perform creative tasks and digital
maintenance under the direct supervision from a designated
supervisor. The Social Media Coordinator oversees official
University social media platforms, including gathering and
producing content; trains and coordinates various departments on
social media platforms; understands the digital environment, social
media and evolving tools and platforms used to improve online
presence; produces artwork for a variety of media, including
online/digital, using programming, design and layout software as
assigned; develops creative and impactful methods of utilizing
digital and traditional methods of communication to promote and
market based on strategic goals; possesses video production and
editing skills; has knowledge of University departments and events
to respond to inquiries via social media, as well as publicize
events via social media; selects images and other content as
assigned; and designs support graphics as assigned.
- Plans for, conceptualizes, coordinates, and administers
official University social media platforms, including Instagram,
Snapchat, and Twitter, among others.
- Designs, creates, updates, and maintains the University's
official social media platforms to promote and market the
University to prospective and current students, faculty, staff,
alumni, and donors, and the general public.
- Designs and develops highly specialized social
media/digital/web graphics, content, and advanced layouts.
- Works closely with University Marketing and Admissions to
aggregate, curate, and steward the Western Illinois University
- Creates social media campaign images, and other design-related
projects for University-wide initiatives and to ensure brand
- Partners with departments throughout campus to ensure brand
consistency throughout social media media/digital platforms.
- Produces art work/graphics for a variety of media, including
online, digital, and print, using programming, design, and layout
- Retrieves, creates, and conceptualizes social media content
through videography and photography.
- Edits with appropriate professional video editing and
photography editing software for various platforms and University
websites, and researches emerging technologies, including social
media platforms, to determine appropriate audiences to target with
such technologies and social media initiatives.
- As needed, attends communication and marketing meetings.
Attends conferences, workshops, and trainings to gain additional
design, accessibility, and technical knowledge and skills.
- Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in web design and development, graphic design,
communication, marketing, public relations or a closely related
- Starting Salary: $2632/month
- Application Deadline: Jan 28, 2022
Complete an Employment
online. Submit supplemental application materials,
which may include transcripts, licenses, certifications, resume,
and a copy of the DD214 (if applicable), via email to HR-Testing@wiu.edu
All application materials are due in the WIU Human Resources Office
no later than 4:30 p.m. the day of the application deadline.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal
Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and a
non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual
orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age,
marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran
For questions regarding the application process, please
Human Resources Office
Sherman Hall 105
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1971 ext. 1
Fax: (309) 298-2300
Open: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.