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Communications Specialist

Employer
Ball State University
Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Media Studies, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title

Communications Specialist

About this Opportunity

In collaboration with the Dean and Associate Dean, this position will be responsible for developing and executing CSH’s community and digital engagement strategy to promote the image and reputation of the College through events and media. The Communication Specialist will have a deep understanding of CSH audiences and investors of the College and University and develop communication strategies to engage and inform each audience. This position will serve as the college’s liaison with relevant university divisions and is responsible for high-impact college specific engagement materials and events for a wide-range of stakeholders including faculty, students, staff, alumni, prospective students, and industry partners.

Inclusive Excellence Statement

At Ball State University, inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Benefits and Community

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/benefits-and-community/professional-staff

Relocation

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/working-at-ball-state/relocation

FLSA

Administrative Exemption

Hrs/Week

40

Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

In collaboration with the Dean and Associate Dean, this position will be responsible for developing and executing CSH’s community and digital engagement strategy to promote the image and reputation of the College through events and media.

The Communication Specialist will have a deep understanding of CSH audiences and investors of the College and University and develop communication strategies to engage and inform each audience.

This position will serve as the college’s liaison with relevant university divisions and is responsible for high-impact college specific engagement materials and events for a wide-range of stakeholders including faculty, students, staff, alumni, prospective students, and industry partners.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience

One year of communications, marketing, public relations, event planning or related experience .

Minimum Other

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, English, journalism, marketing, or relevant field. Solid understanding of project management principles. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Outstanding planning, organization and time management skills. Reputable interpersonal skills. Excellent writing skills with the ability to understand and connect with intended audiences.

Preferred Experience

Three years or more of communications, marketing, public relations, event planning or related experience with communication coordination; project management experience; familiarity with Ball State University, digital literacy; prior work experience in an academic environment. Ability to work independently or as part of or in charge of a team. Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple requests and projects, effectively meeting deadlines.

Preferred Other

Solid understanding of project management principles.

Excellent communication and presentation skills, includes excellent writing skills with the ability to understand and connect with intended audiences.

Reputable interpersonal skills.

Outstanding planning, organization and time management skills.

Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple requests and projects, effectively meeting deadlines.

Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Familiarity with Ball State University, digital literacy.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Assistant Communications Specialist and Graduate Assistant.

Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

Department

CSH Deans Office:700010

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

jscoleman@bsu.edu

Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking

1

Job Duty

Develop content, strategy, and messaging across multimedia and event channels to engage the multiple stakeholders (department chairs, faculty, staff, students, alumni, community and professional partners) of the College of Sciences and Humanities.

Ranking

2

Job Duty

Acquire, produce and distribute multimedia content (digital and print) that communicate the experiences, successes and impact of the college by conducting interviews, writing narratives, designing graphics and promoting events.

Ranking

3

Job Duty

Manage and maintain a digital presence for the college including social media accounts, the college website and blog, and e-newsletters. Develop a media content calendar that strategically promotes brand awareness, college and department accomplishments, and events.

Ranking

4

Job Duty

Gather information on, and be familiar with, the success, events, and academic accomplishments of faculty, student or alumni achievements from college departments and appropriately share this information with the administrative units.

Ranking

5

Job Duty

Design college print and digital materials to promote the college to students, alumni and donors (e.g., brochures, postcards, display boards, etc.), including activities related to student recruitment and retention.

Ranking

6

Job Duty

Serve as a college liaison and initial point of contact to the Marketing and Communications team. As an effective partner in communications, collaborate with M&C team and the Associate Dean in charge of communications to define the college brand, ensure materials reflect the college and university branding and assist with any specialized projects as needed (e.g., Compass Advantage).

Ranking

7

Job Duty

Coordinate with college and university administration to engage with the community and alumni by way of outreach efforts, promotional days, crowd funding initiatives and some specialized college events (e.g., Ball State Day at the State House, One Ball State Day, Killey Lecture, Fall Faculty Opening Day, conference booths, and exhibits).

Ranking

8

Job Duty

Collaborate with college departments in strategically planning and implementing internal and external communications by reviewing, evaluating and analyzing current marketing plans and offering recommendations for marketing solutions.

Ranking

9

Job Duty

Provide support to college staff and faculty in the use of university-approved communication platforms.

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10

Job Duty

Identify and develop potential opportunities at college, university and community events through networking.

Ranking

11

Job Duty

Assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations in all areas related to supervision, including but not limited to interviewing and selection, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal, and training and career development of personnel.

Ranking

12

Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

202200993P

Number of Vacancies

1

Desired Start Date

06/20/2022

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

05/16/2022

Applications Accepted Through Date

05/30/2022

Open Until Filled

No

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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