COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Location
Madison, WI
Posted
Mar 03, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


JOB NO.: 93637-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: L&S/COMPUTER SCI/COMP SCI


Location: Madison

Categories: Communications, Editing, Development, Alumni Affairs, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Web Design/Development

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 93637-AS

Working Title: Communications Coordinator

Official Title: SR UNIV REL SPEC(T54BN) or UNIV RELATIONS SPEC(T54DN) or ASSOC UNIV REL SPEC(T54FN)

Hiring Department: A482000-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/COMPUTER SCI/COMP SCI

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 09, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $38,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications



Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in in journalism, communication, marketing or related field, or humanities/science.



Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least one year of professional experience in communications, marketing or journalism is required. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience as a writer, reporter and/or editor in producing content for print publications and/or electronic communications.

Required Experience:

--Excellent writing skills, especially related to marketing communications with the ability to function well under deadline pressure.
--Excellent interpersonal skills with groups and individuals in diverse settings and using a range of techniques including face to face, telephone, email and other written correspondence, and public speaking.
--Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to work toward goals within deadlines and manage complex projects.
--Proficiency with web technology and writing for the web.

Preferred experience:
-- Experience using Web content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress.
-- Experience with CRM (customer relationship management) systems, or the willingness to learn.
-- Proven ability to identify compelling story leads, or work with others to identify newsworthy topics, and translate complex topics for a general audience.
-- Experience building relationships with the media, fielding media requests for information and pitching stories is helpful.
-- Proficiency with email marketing tools like Constant Contact or MailChimp, etc., or the willingness to learn.
-- Familiarity with development/fundraising practices and alumni engagement.
-- Experience in higher education or nonprofit settings is a plus, but not required.



License or certificate:



Position Summary:

The Communications Coordinator works closely with key department staff as well as the University of Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, the College of Letters and Sciences Office of Advancement, and campus communication resources. This position is responsible for developing and implementing an effective multi-media contact strategy for a variety of audiences, including alumni and donors. A primary focus will be to develop engaging, relevant stories that feature cutting edge research, innovation, outreach and gift impact. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for creating the "voice" of the Computer Sciences Department through social media, newsletters and other publications.



Additional Information:



Contact:

Lance Potter
lpotter@wisc.edu
608-263-6759
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Instructions to applicants:

Please click on the Apply Now button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired in to a Associate University Relations Specialist, University Relations Specialist or Senior University Relations Specialist title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Lance Potter, lpotter@wisc.edu, 608-263-6759

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.



Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.



Advertised: Mar 2 2018 Central Standard Time


Application Close: Mar 30 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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