COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Location
Madison, WI
Posted
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


JOB NO.: 90189-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: G SERV/HUMAN RES/COMP & TITLE


Location: Madison

Categories: Communications, Editing, Marketing, Public Relations

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal

Position Vacancy ID: 90189-AS

Working Title: Communications Specialist

Official Title: SR UNIV REL SPEC(T54BN) or UNIV RELATIONS SPEC(T54DN)

Hiring Department: A022030-GENERAL SERVICES/OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES/COMP & TITLE

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 15, 2017

Term: This position will end on MAY 14, 2019.

Advertised Salary: Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications



Degree and Area of Specialization: A bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communications, Internal Communications or a related field is preferred.



Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and four years of professional communications experience to include development of communication plans, communication pieces, feature articles, presentations, and a website.

Desired Qualities
1. Excellent verbal, writing, and editing skills.
2. Strong strategic and problem solving skills.
3. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and internet programs.
4. Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
5. Ability to contribute to a positive branding of the TTC project
6. Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization.
7. Excellent active listening skills.
8. Strong analytic and decision-making abilities.
9. Must be a team player and able to work with and through others.
10. Ability to collaborate with others and move toward a common vision or goal.



Position Summary: The Communications Specialist serves as an integral part of the UW-Madison Office of Human Resources (OHR). This position will help design and execute a multifaceted communications strategy designed to engage and inform multi-lingual, multi-shift campus stakeholders (e.g., employees, shared governance, leadership) throughout the two-year Title and Total Compensation (TTC) study.

This position will work closely with communication colleagues across the UW-Madison Campus (Office of Human Resources, University Communications, and College/Division/and School Communications staff) and interact heavily with the entire UW-Madison campus community (leadership, shared governance, human resources, management, and employees).

This position will also work with communication colleagues and TTC study members at UW-System and TTC study vendor (Mercer).



Contact: Meghna Shah
meghna.shah@wisc.edu
608-263-2650
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Instructions to applicants: Please submit a cover letter and resume related to your education and experience in tailoring communication for different audiences, developing targeted marketing and communication plans, as well as other expectations in the position description.



Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 30 Mar 2017 Central Daylight Time


Application Close: 30 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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