HR Communications Specialist

Job description

Working Title: HR Communications Specialist

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Chief Human Resources Office

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Summary:
The Chief Human Resources Office seeks a dynamic and collaborative HR Communications Specialist. This is a vital role responsible for directly supporting the communications needs of one of the HR Communities of Expertise. Incumbent will create all forms of digital and print communications such as emails, newsletters, collateral, website, presentations, and more. Audiences include internal UVA employees and external candidates for recruitment. The incumbent provides recommendations on content ideas, publications, content platform integration, and opportunities that communicate the initiatives and advance the reputation of UVA Human Resources. Knowledge of design tools including Adobe InDesign and PowerPoint to produce compelling and attractive communications pieces is required.

A Master's degree in English, Communications, or related field, is required but a Bachelor's degree plus two years of relevant experience may substitute for a Master's degree. At least five years of experience in communications, marketing, journalism, writing, or a related position where duties entail extensive communications development for audience on print and digital media is required. The HR Communications Specialist must have the ability to write in the voice of the organization and to work independently and as part of a team, as well as demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects in a complex environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe InDesign is required.

Proficiency in Adobe Creative, Photoshop, and Illustrator is preferred.

To apply visit and search for posting #0623648. Complete a Staff Application online, attach a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and two writing samples: one comprehensive written piece, and one graphic designed communications piece.

The posting will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter at [email protected]

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to oversee implementation and modification of technological components of communications programs.

The ability to write in the voice of the organization and to work independently and as part of a team.

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a complex environment.

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Posted: 7/14/2018
Application Due: 8/28/2018
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