Madison, WI
Jul 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 95278-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Event Planning, Program Coordination, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Graphic Design, Marketing, Public Relations, Office & Administrative Support, Communications, Editing, Development, Alumni Affairs

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 95278-AS

Working Title: Communications Specialist


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required, focus in communications, design, event planning, or related areas preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Top candidates will have a minimum of one to two years of previous experience in all aspects of event planning, as well as two years of copywriting, designing for print and the web (including social networks). Extensive knowledge of, and skill working with, WordPress, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator. Knowledge of and experience using other web development and programming technologies. Detailed and extensive use of Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat required. Strong copywriting, artistic, and design and layout skills.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for independently planning, coordinating, and implementing successful, cost-effective communications, outreach strategies, and events designed to support the department's strategic priorities, programs, services, and mission. It requires an understanding of the sensitivities of the department's stakeholders and customers and the ability to work with a variety of internal and external constituencies and local partners. The position develops the department communications strategy and coordinates complex activities. This position establishes and maintains effective communication links with internal college communication and advancement offices, students and staff, and external constituencies including alumni, visitors, donors, industry partners, and potential faculty hires.

Additional Information:


Dave Kantor
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. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and a document with 3 professional references.

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: Jul 13 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Aug 5 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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