Coordinator of Communication and Engagement

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00072PO17 Classification Title Public Information Coordinator Internal Title Coordinator of Communication and Engagement Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Department Student Life Band 5 Advertised Minimum Salary $34,480 Advertised Salary Range $34,479 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Student Services

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina is a premiere flagship research institution in South Carolina and one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report. With more than 46,000 students on eight campuses, the University of South Carolina is a leader in improving the lives of individuals in South Carolina and around the world. Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina employs almost 14,000 people. At the University of South Carolina, our employees include some of the brightest minds and most accomplished professionals in the world. The diversity of thought and active engagement of our colleagues makes for a dynamic and interesting work environment. The University has been named a best place to work, and a big part of that is the people. Our diverse faculty and staff embody a dedication to serve our students, so that a job becomes a passion with no limits.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

In addition to serving as the primary contact for parents of undergraduate students and planning, implementing and assessing events, the coordinator will also assist in the development of creative content for all functional areas in the Department of Student Life: to include researching, writing, proofreading, and editing. This position will manage sponsorship and in-kind donation acquisition, cultivating relationships with local businesses and business districts. Events and communications-related programs for parents include Parents Weekend, which hosts nearly 10,000 participants and Dinner Dialogues, a year- round initiative.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor's degree and 3 years experience related to the development and dissemination of informational material. This position has been designated as essential personnel during inclement / hazardous weather and other emergencies. In addition, this position requires a variable work schedule.

Preferred Qualifications Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, including parents, faculty, staff, students, university administration and donors. Must be extremely detail-oriented. Must be able to effectively manage multiple projects at one time in a fast-paced environment. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Demonstrated desktop publishing skills using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Must maintain awareness of current trends relating to the needs of parents/families of undergraduate students. Must be a self-starter who can work independently and as part of a team. Customer service focused. Excellent problem-solving skills. The ability to maintain a positive attitude in challenging situations. Ability to think strategically.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 07/19/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Please submit two professional writing samples and one additional piece of communication related work (social media plan/assessment, publication sample, advertisement, etc.)

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree and 3 years experience related to the development and dissemination of informational material?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Media File
  2. Other Supporting Documents
  3. Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
  4. List of References and Contact Information


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