Communication Specialist - School of Education/ Autism Center

Communication Specialist - School of Education/ Autism Center

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Work at a place with great people, that have a great passion and purpose to promote student success. The Communication Specialist - School of Education / Autism Center demonstrates the interest in the value that K-16 teachers and special needs professionals contribute to the community. This position is responsible for increasing enrollment and participation of the UVU community in School of Education and Autism Center programs and events through the creation and management of strategic marketing plans. This is an embedded position that operates under an agency model within the University's central Marketing and Communications office and serves as a dedicated specialist to our clients within the School of Education and the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism.

  • Generates both marketing and editorial/journalistic written content for a variety of platforms (including but not limited to brochures, magazines, newsletters, news articles and releases, advertisements, video scripts, web sites, social media) and to a variety of constituents within School of Education and the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree, plus one year of marketing/design experience OR a combination of relevant education and experience totaling five years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong knowledge of marketing and communications best practices.
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design principles and applications including the Adobe Suite.
  • Knowledge of lead generation, SEO, data analysis as well as online and print advertising best practices.
  • Knowledge of core marketing metrics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best social media practices and digital marketing best practices and platforms.
  • Knowledge and experience in organizing integrated promotional conversion strategies diverse across diverse audience segments.
  • Knowledge and experience in building out CRM initiatives to build-out audience loyalty strategies.
  • Knowledge and experience identifying market and brand awareness weaknesses/deficiencies.
  • Knowledge and experience and track record of managing and optimizing campaigns to meet campaign targets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated and versatile writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills.
  • Skills developing and managing budgets.
  • Skills creating retail analysis reports.
  • Skills and experience in on- and off-line lead generation best practices.
  • Demonstrated skills in search engine optimization and website management and CRM system implementation.
  • Skills utilizing online and offline analytic tools.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Ability to analyze data and trends in order to make decisions.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Ability to build rapport and lead collaborative projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in the design and layout of collateral materials.
  • Ability to collaborate, build rapport and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to analyze marketing data and digital analytics to guide decision making.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and two (2) to four (4) years of related experience in Communications, Marketing or a closely related field

Physical Requirements:
General working hours M-F 8 am - 5 pm.
Some nights and weekends possible.
Occasionally will need to attend special events.
Be on-call for crisis communication situations.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $38,062 - $50,750

Advertisement Number: ST17417
Open Date: 07/27/2017
Review Start Date: 08/06/2017
Close Date: 8/20/2017
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

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Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.