Marketing: Communications, Public Relations: Corporate Communications
4 Year Degree
Job Description The University of Nevada, Reno invites candidates to apply for the position of Specialist, Communications with the Office of Information Technology (OIT) division. The Specialist, Communications serves as a communications liaison between various University of Nevada, Reno units and the Office of Information Technology. The Specialist, Communications is responsible for developing and implementing communications that align with the strategic directions of the Office of Information Technology (OIT). This position coordinates communications via all mediums, acts as a liaison between OIT and other University units and works closely with the Vice Provost, IT/CIO to implement the strategic vision of OIT in coordination with the guidelines set forth by the Office of Marketing and Communication. Responsibilities include: Working with OIT team members to write narrative prose, explanatory text, advertising copy and articles for university websites, print, radio, online and display publications; Participate in creative direction discussions; Shepherd projects to completion by working with team members to maintain creative direction of the final product; edit and publish content on news and events websites; work with OIT team members to write, edit and publish information on the Web, within the establish web content management system used by OIT; and use social media to keep faculty, staff, students, and community members informed about the University's efforts and projects. The Specialist, Communications works in a team environment with individuals of different competencies within the OIT organization to develop communications plans for audiences inside and outside of the University. Team members work together on most projects to meet goals and deadlines. However, the Specialist, Communications is charged with ensuring that communications are appropriate for the given target audience and delivered via the most suitable medium.
Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree and two years of related work experience or a Master's degree and one year of related work experience in market-based and/or journalistic writing; marketing and/or communications; website content management systems.
Preferred Qualifications Familiarity and experience with web based and other media channels for both sharing and receiving information. HTML and CSS experience is a plus. Conversant in the current social media options and has a point of view of which option to use when connecting with specific audiences. A clear, concise and coherent writing style and experience with layout. New graduates who have gained applicable experience during their undergraduate studies are encouraged to apply.
Compensation Grade B
Total Compensation The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits
Full-Time Equivalent 100.0%
Required Attachment(s) Attach the following attachments to your application 1) Resume/CV 2) Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three Professional References This posting is open until filled Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
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Note to Applicant A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process. Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.
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For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.
Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.
Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
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