Marketing Communication & Events Specialist (Public Affairs/Communication Specialist II)
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 3119967
Marketing Communication & Events Specialist (Public Affairs/Communication Specialist II)
Job No: 514569 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Marketing/Communications
Career Services provides comprehensive career services to students and alumni of San Diego State University. Services include individualized career planning and advising, employment opportunities, current career resources, responsive technology, and career programming. Career Services partnerships on and off campus to provide career opportunities and experiences that are integral to the SDSU educational experience, student retention, and life-long learning.
The Marketing Communications and Events Specialist is responsible for independent performance of the day-to-day marketing and communication activities as well as managing and planning all major/signature events for Career Services (CS). This role ensures that there is continuous career education occurring across campus and that there is optimal career event participation by students, employers, alumni, and campus and community partners. Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Employer Relations and Campus Planning in Career Services and in consultation with the Director of Communication Services, the Marketing Communications & Events Specialist is responsible for independent performance of the day-to-day communications and event activities for Career Services.
The Marketing Communications and Events Specialist oversee the design and planning of all CS materials and large events. This includes establishing a communication and events schedule, standing marketing, and brand elements, including the development of targeted communication plans, while also being responsible to respond to time-sensitive and urgent communications. In support of the campus career readiness needs, the Marketing Communications and Events Specialist will also develop metrics, conduct analyses, and report on the progress and value of the major events and general career education marketing and social media efforts; oversee marketing content; oversee content production including photography and videography and manage digital archives of photography/videography, and assist with media relations-related coordination under the direction of the appropriate administrator. The Marketing Communications and Events Specialist in meeting the responsibilities of this role serves as primary contact for a variety of internal and external vendors and communicators.
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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits-eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2023, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.
Education and Experience
Entry to the first level within this classification requires knowledge of the fundamentals of public affairs and/or media relations, and/or some exposure to marketing and marketing research. This background normally is obtained through a college degree, which includes relevant coursework in the field, and up to two years of related professional or technical experience. In addition, strong written and verbal communication skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, and the composition of various communication vehicles are essential to initial entry to this classification.
Bachelor's degree relevant to the position.
At least two years of experience creating and delivering publications with experience in communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field.
At least two years of established proficiency in web-based marketing and interactive/social media marketing.
At least two years of experience in and knowledge of marketing to prospective and new students, undergraduate and graduate, and their parents/families in higher education.
Experience in the use of online management systems to coordinate event planning.
Knowledge of graphic design principles for effective marketing.
Experience in supporting coordinated branding for a department or organization.
Experience creating and maintaining websites including interactive, web-based information systems, marketing, and social media.
Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation; be able to communicate clearly orally and in writing; and be highly organized and detail-oriented.
Experience utilizing InDesign, Illustrator, and Canva.
Experience with CMS and HTML for website design.
Mac and PC operating system experience.
Ability to develop themed marketing campaigns.
Ability to establish and meet multiple deadlines.
Ability to coordinate and prioritize varied tasks, set deadlines, and complete projects accordingly.
Ability to solve a wide range of problems and develop solutions.
Able to work independently while keeping the Director fully informed.
Knowledge of service capabilities of university agencies, auxiliaries, and departments.
Knowledge of scheduling procedures, logistical coordination, and attention to detail.
Knowledge of training techniques and ability to transmit skills to staff.
Thorough knowledge of standards of service in higher education.
Knowledge of University resources.
Strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, listening skills, and attention to detail.
Sensitivity to needs and concerns of diverse groups of students, understanding of issues for students in their transition to University life.
Demonstrated skills in the development of written hard copy and electronic materials for publication.
Ability to work independently under general supervision and set priorities in an often changing environment.
Ability to develop logical solutions to problems, demonstrate flexibility, and to compromise.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,515 per month.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,515 - $6,358 per month.
SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy
In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward, a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.
The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 17, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by June 16, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.
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.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Employment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertised: Jun 02, 2022 (3:00 PM) Applications Close: Open until filled
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