Communications Director

Location
Fayetteville, AR
Posted
Sep 12, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number C934P

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/22455

Working Title Communications Director

Position Number 13106

Department Parking Program Operation

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.



About the College/Department

The Transit and Parking Department is responsible for the operation of Razorback Transit, a public mass transit system serving the University of Arkansas campus and about half the city of Fayetteville; the Safe Ride program, providing transportation for students after-hours; a Charter Bus Service for campus affiliates; the Razorbike program, a loaner bicycle program for students, staff and faculty; and the campus parking program, consisting of four parking garages and over 100 parking lots.



Department Home Page parking.uark.edu

Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Communications Director provides strategic communications direction to the Transit and Parking Department with an emphasis on press releases, social media, and publications as well as the web. This position works closely with the staff in University Relations to help generate media visibility for the department's operations.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.



Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in education, special education, or a related field
  • At least one year of related education/training experience


Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, marketing, or related field from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least two years of full time work experience in writing or as a communicator


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Ability to stay well organized
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines successfully
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Ability to work independently


Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.



Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Overtime Eligible Yes

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. Yes

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Administrative Services Building

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $30,713

Pay Grade Level C116

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? No

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check


Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal background check, a sex offender registry check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.





Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 09/26/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351
Askhr.uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR




Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in education, special education, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least one year of related education/training experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, marketing, or related field from an accredited institution of higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least two years of full time work experience in writing or as a communicator?

    (Open Ended Question)



Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Letter(s) of Recommendation (1)
  4. Letter(s) of Recommendation (2)
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status

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