Communications Consultant 3 - Libraries

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Working Title Communications Consultant 3 - Libraries Posting Number 2019018CP Position Information

Classification Title Communications Consultant 3 Classification Code 197K RCW Exemption Criteria No Exemption EWU Position Number C99556 CUPA Code FLSA Non-Exempt Bargaining Unit BU 1 % Full Time 100% Salary / Wage Range CS - 51 Salary Information

Beginning – Middle – End of Salary Range 51:

  • $47,112 annually
  • $54,684
  • $61,860
Anticipated Start Date 06/01/2019 Term of Appointment 12 months per year Location Cheney Campus County Spokane Project Description Project Duration Background Check Yes - Access to Funds or other items of value Responsible HR User Lori Livingstone Responsible HR User Email address [email protected] (inquiries only) Posting Text

Job Summary

Please Note: This is an internal recruitment open to current classified staff members of Eastern Washington University.

The Libraries and Learning Commons Administration seeks to fill a Communications Consultant 3 position. This position reports to the Dean of Libraries and Learning Commons.

This position is responsible to independently coordinate, organize, schedule and carry out informational and public relations activities and programs in the EWU Libraries and Learning Commons while ensuring conformity to university styles and quality standards. Apply knowledge of college level policies, resources, and mission. Determine appropriate methods to publicize and promote events and services. Collaborate with internal and external groups to promote the college and enhance visibility. Create and maintain the college’s digital presence. Foster collaborative working relationships with associated EWU stakeholders. Assist and consult with staff on various web projects. Maintain effective and professional relationships with colleagues in the college, across campus, and in the wider community. Research, write, edit, and publish communications on behalf of the college. Typical media include websites, digital newsletters, articles, press releases, and social media posts.

The person in this position possesses and applies communication, technical, and professional writing skills. Through continuing education and additional learning, this person stays abreast of current and evolving technologies and related trends.

The recruitment period for this position will begin Thursday, May 9th, and will close on Thursday, May 16th, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter.

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity through the institution. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This is an internal recruitment open to current classified staff members of Eastern Washington University. Position is available due to the immediate reallocation of an existing position to the Communications Consultant 3 classification incorporating higher level duties appropriate for the classification.

Work location is JFK Library on the EWU Cheney campus.

This position will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value. Successful applicant will be required to pass a background check prior to the first date of employment.

Essential functions:
•Ability to work at a computer station for extended periods five days per week.
•Ability to type at a computer at a moderate rate of speed (i.e. 50 words per minutes).
•Ability to read and understand information in databases, websites, etc.
•Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
•Ability to communicate professionally in person, and by email and telephone.
•Proficiency in keyboarding, computer, use, email, and recordkeeping.

Must be able to perform position’s essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be available to work assigned schedule. The schedule for this position is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Physical Demands

Obtain a copy of the Essential Function Analysis form, which describes conditions of employment, such as physical demands, from the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381.

Pre-Placement Physical No Hearing Test No Medical Monitoring Post Hire No Protective Equipment

N/A

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience
•3+ years of writing/editing experience
•5+ years of experience communicating effectively and professionally with a diverse range of clients
•3+ years of online publishing experience
•3+ years conducting and managing events
•Proven project management experience
•Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative partner, as well as a thought leader and facilitator
•Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications

•3+ years’ experience working in and knowledge of an academic library
•Proficiency in web content creation using WordPress
•Proficiency in event scheduling software (such as 25Live or similar)
•Proficiency in event management software (such as Maestrosoft or similar)
•Experience with social media dashboard programs (such as Hootsuite or similar)
•Experience supervising others

Other Skills and Abilities

•Willingness to continue training and undertake new learning opportunities applicable to duties and responsibilities
•Demonstrated ability to take initiative, exercise resourcefulness, and solve problems
•Demonstrated ability to complete multiple tasks and projects with overlapping deadlines while applying critical thinking skills, great attention to detail, and perseverance
•Demonstrated organizational skills

Work Schedule Type Regular Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Posting Date 05/09/2019 Open Until Further Notice No Closing Date 05/15/2019 Screening to Begin 05/16/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application materials through our online applicant portal located at http://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

Required application materials and information must include:
•Cover letter, which addresses each of the qualifications of the position, required and preferred if applicable. The preferred format is to provide a bulleted list within the body of the cover letter.
•Resume to include work history and major duties, education, and any specialized training or skills related to the position.

Additionally, as an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. You will be asked to respond to this prompt as part of the online application process: Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Application Types Accepted Application Job Duties

% of Time 35 Responsibility / Duty

COORDINATE, ORGANIZE, SCHEDULE AND CARRY OUT INFORMATIONAL AND PUBLIC RELATIONS ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMMING. Typical duties include:
•Plan promotional campaigns and disseminate information detailing the resources, services, and programs of the college using both digital and print communication to both internal and external audiences.
•Inform both internal and external audiences of evolving services, programs and resources provided by the college using appropriate communication tools.
•Assess impact of communication efforts through data and survey methodology; implement changes to increase communication efficacy.
•Exercise decision-making authority and independent judgment to apply protocols and determine processes for successful programming needs.
•Plan, organize, coordinate, and oversee promotions and programming activities of varying complexity.
•For fundraisers, coordinate promotional materials and event setup, mechanics, and workflows. Participate in event planning and preparation from beginning to end.
•Collaborate with both campus partners and outside/local/national organizations in generating larger public relations activities for increased college and university visibility. Oversee integration of the college into the institutional culture and events.
•Recommend and execute actions for successful promotional activities.
•Supervise Graphics Student.
•Exercise signature authority to complete fiscal transactions using foundation funds.

Essential Function Indicator Yes Job Duties

% of Time 30 Responsibility / Duty

MANAGE ONLINE PLATFORMS (WEBSITES/SOCIAL MEDIA) AS A COMMUNICATION TOOL. Typical duties include:
•Work effectively with EWU MarCom and IT to create and maintain online social media and website presence in compliance with EWU standards and practices.
•Exercise decision-making authority and independent judgment when publishing online content.
•Lead and coordinate public relations activities within the college to assess, recommend, change, and improve the college media footprint.
•Facilitate and conduct meetings with related committees, task forces, and unit managers to exchange information about functionality and accessibility, and performance of online platforms.
•Represent the college at larger campus committees related to web presence, communication and related topics.
•Analyze and determine appropriate methods and techniques to publicize and promote departmental programs and services via web pages and social media.
•Manage various departmental websites, conduct regular maintenance of sites.
•Administer and oversee college social media sites.
•Conduct website usability studies and analyze web analytics and reporting to identify successes and challenges; design and implement improvements.
•Prepare and present materials to help others learn to update and contribute to web content.
•Engage in continuing education and training opportunities related to duties.

Essential Function Indicator Yes Job Duties

% of Time 25 Responsibility / Duty

WRITING, EDITING, PREPARING COMMUNICATIONS FOR USE ON VARIOUS PLATFORMS. Typical duties include:
•Compile material for publication for internal and external audiences through research, interview, and collaboration with various college authorities.
•Compose and edit material/copy for various print, online and social media platforms.
•Gather feedback.
•Serve as editorial and proof reading resource and participate in grant writing committees where applicable.

Essential Function Indicator Yes Job Duties

% of Time 10 Responsibility / Duty

ADMINSTRATIVE SERVICES AND SUPPORT. Typical duties include:
•Communicate policy, news, deadlines, and other messages on behalf of administrative unit to meet college level objectives.
•Perform complex scheduling duties, (25Live, Eagle Sync), administrative support functions, assist in and coordinate office activities as needed.
•Design and update work flows and forms to improve efficiencies and patron access with focus on sustainability (online form hosting, design).

Essential Function Indicator Yes Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. DD214 Form

 

 

 

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