University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and
Extension Communications and Marketing - Youth & Families
Strategic Communication Associate II
The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and
Engagement’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives,
communities and economies by producing relevant, reliable and
responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our
dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with
researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs
that address the needs of Missourians including: educational
attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business
and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems.
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This position is responsible for implementing effective marketing
and communication strategies, plans, programs, and materials of a
specialized and complex nature for MU Extension, with an emphasis
in youth and families programming. This position will require
strategic communication strategy and implementation with a focus on
visual storytelling in print and other formats; and the strategic
design and development of educational and promotional materials,
such as curriculum, publications, displays, booklets, and web
May consider alternative work arrangements (e.g. remote work),
depending on the situation and ability to successfully achieve
Design, layout, and illustrate print and Web materials. Consult
with team members and internal clients to gather relevant data to
develop and design materials. In addition, work closely with key
faculty and staff within MU Extension, with an emphasis in youth
Support the storytelling that conveys the impact of MU Extension
faculty and programs throughout the state of Missouri and beyond.
This can include design work, as well as reporting, writing and
multimedia efforts depending on the program and audience.
Stay current on best practices, competitor strategies and emerging
technologies in strategic communication and storytelling.
Responsible for staying within budget allocations, adhering to
grant requirements and following all university policies and
procedures. This requires attention to expenditures as well as
understanding financial policies/procedures.
Conduct all activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Acts,
Title IX, Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act and
local, state and region affirmative action plans.
As with all positions, involvement with other duties and
responsibilities may be expected in order to support the mission
and purpose of MU Extension.
LEADERSHIP RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
This position reports to the Director of Strategic Communication
and Marketing for MU Extension and the Director of Youth and
Families programming when work is grant funded. Mentorship and/or
functional supervision may be exercised as needed related to
specific projects and work with student employees.
CORE ATTRIBUTES FOR MU EXTENSION FACULTY AND STAFF
Exhibit a high personal standard of excellence, be an effective
team player, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility and respect for
Engage stakeholders and learners; maintain positive interpersonal
relationships; and exhibit effective written and oral communication
Operate with minimal guidance, and be a self-directed learner who
is flexible and adaptable to changing
The University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou and MU, is the
Flagship University of the four-campus University of Missouri
system. It is the state’s land-grant university and one of the most
comprehensive universities in the United States. MU’s broad
undergraduate programs and its graduate, professional and research
programs attract annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students. MU
is centrally located in Columbia, MO, which is consistently ranked
as one of America’s most livable cities. MU Extension and
Engagement programs are located on all four campuses and in 114
counties and St. Louis city.
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Salary Range: $19.47 - $24.00/ hour
University Title: Strategic Communication Associate II
Internal applicants can determine their university title by
accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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
A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communication, Visual
Media/Design or similar.
Demonstrated knowledge and creativity in both print and online
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Photoshop, and
Illustrator – as well as MS Office software and collaboration
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to develop new
approaches/solutions to complex communication challenges while
meeting tight deadlines.
Ability to thrive and multi-task in a fast-paced and changing
environment and ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff
to achieve organizational objectives.
Detail oriented and self-motivated with the right balance of
creativity, technical ability and effective communication
Columbia Missouri Information
Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining
small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with
big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally
renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers,
Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and
hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee
discounts. For additional information on University benefits,
please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal
of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and
students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and
our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and
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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, protected veteran status, or any other status
protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not
be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of
religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military
organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of
Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more
information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource
Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.
To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion
and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.
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