Communications Manager

Gainesville FL
Sep 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Communications Manager

Job Description:

The Communications Manager is responsible for creating and managing a strategic, integrated communications plan that highlights and promotes the vision and goals of the College of Health & Human Performance. This position manages a graphic designer and is expected to work closely with representatives from the College’s three departments, as well as the College Leadership team. This position reports directly to the Dean of the College.

Serving as writer and editor for print and digital publications. This includes determining content budget, layout and structure, identifying stories of interest, conducting research and interviews, and assisting with the design and layout of the College’s print magazine and quarterly e-newsletters; designing and distributing digital communications for the College; and using analytics to measure and optimize content and design of publications.

Working closely with the college Development Team. This includes being responsible for printed materials, maintaining the giving/alumni section of the College website, and assisting with related projects that promote engagement with alumni and donors.

Assisting with several college events. Such responsibilities include managing the creation of program books, scripts, invitations and other graphic design and copywriting needs; event promotion; assisting with event logistics and planning. Events include but are not limited to Scholarship Convocation, Spring Awards, and Tailgates.

Assisting a graphic designer with maintaining, updating, editing and managing the College’s central website. Duties include overseeing the maintenance of department/center sections of the website, reviewing analytics, and making strategic changes that optimize the user experience for our primary and secondary audiences.

Overseeing the College’s Social Media/Public Relations. This involves serving as the College’s spokesperson/media liaison; writing and disseminating press releases; managing social media outreach efforts including Facebook & Twitter;tracking press mentions; and working with UF News Team.

Advertised Salary:

$70,000 commensurate with experience and education

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in an appropriate area; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Five years of appropriate experience. Bachelor of Science in journalism or related field. Strong technical and feature writing ability. Ability to multitask and meet deadlines. Demonstrated proficiency in Associated Press style and grammar.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered for this position, a cover letter outlining experience, a current resume, and the contact information for at least 3 references must be uploaded with your online application form.

For more information regarding this position, please call Sandra Durham 352-294-1603 or email at 

Application must be submitted by 11:55 pm (EDT) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No