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Communications Manager, Office of the Provost

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Logo Posting Number STA00268PO17 Classification Title Public Information Director II Internal Title Communications Manager, Office of the Provost Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Administration and Finance Department Public Relations Band 7 Advertised Minimum Salary $48,622 Advertised Salary Range $48,622 - $69,289 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 Other

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Communications Manager develops and executes the integrated communications strategy for the Office of the Provost, including the promotion of major initiatives, strategic priorities, signature events, and core functions of the Office to key campus constituents and the community. Work is conducted under the general supervision of the Director for Public Relations and with guidance from senior staff within the Office of the Provost.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Master's degree and 2 years professional experience related to the development and dissemination of informational material, or Bachelor's degree and 4 years related experience.

Two years of experience in a content strategy, marketing or public relations role or other relevant professional experience in communications.

Preferred Qualifications

Five years of professional experience in a client facing content strategy, marketing or public relations role. Previous experience working within higher education is preferred.


The Communications manager has a proven ability to create engaging written content across platforms. Incumbent demonstrates proficiency in content management software, social media platforms, web analytics and social media monitoring. Knowledge of AP style is a must along with the ability to be a self-editor. Must be organized, enterprising and a self-starter. Project management skills and an ability to meet deadlines are necessary. Verbal communication skills are a necessity for success in this role along with an ability to work as part of a team and with distinct units within the Office of the Provost. The Communications Manager helps clients solve problems through creativity, strategic thought and planning. A desire to develop professionally, stay on top of new trends and developments in marketing and public relations and enhance skills is required. An in-house entrepreneurial spirit is desired.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 09/07/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/18942 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 at least a Master's degree and 2 years professional experience related to the development and dissemination of informational material, or Bachelor's degree and 4 years related experience?
    • Yes
    • No

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/20/2018
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