Executive Communications Specialist - part-time/non-benefited

Location
Lowell, MA
Posted
Jan 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Institution:
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Executive Communications Specialist - part-time/non-benefited

Department:
University Relations

Job Reference Number:
0081804

Posting Date:
01-19-2017

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

For Open until Filled positions, initial review of applications will begin:
02-20-2017

Position Status:
Job Opening
Part-time
Non-Benefited
Non-Unit

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:
University Relations is responsible for promoting the university to the campus, prospective students and families, alumni, granting institutions, legislators, the region and the general public.

The executive communications specialist will write and edit speeches, talking points, presentations, opinion pieces, award applications and other materials.

This is a part-time, non-benefited, non-unit position, up to 18.5 hours per week.

1. Write prepared remarks, including speeches and talking points, and briefings for speaking engagements
2. Create reports, slideshows and presentations
3. Assist in maintaining of administrative websites and social media accounts, in collaboration with web content staff
4. Gather information and craft applications for university awards submissions
5. Write and edit op-eds, letters to the editor and other materials for external and internal publications

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Bachelor's degree in journalism, English or related field
At least five years of relevant experience, including speechwriting
-Facility with social media strategies and implementation
Evidence of strong writing, editing and communications skills
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Knowledge of AP Style
-Ability to meet deadlines
-Professional discretion
-Proficiency with presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint, Prezi)

Other Considerations:
-Strong interpersonal skills
-Higher education experience
-Ability to make sound judgments
-Attention to detail
-Ability to take direction and work as part of a team, as well as independently

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume
Cover Letter
Writing Sample
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:


Special Instructions to Applicants:
**REQUIRED WRITING SAMPLES: Applicants must submit 3 writing samples of which at least one or more are speeches. These should be uploaded together in one file and attached to the link provided.

This is a part-time, non-benefited, non-unit position, up to 18.5 hours per week.

Review of applications will begin February 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Quicklink for Posting:
jobs.uml.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55345

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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