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Posting NumberS03487PWorking TitlePUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST IDepartmentEITS Planning and EngagementAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday; 8am – 5pm

Advertised Salary27,781Posting Date07/08/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date07/29/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleMarketing/Public Relations Paraprofessional/ProfessionalPay Grade051FLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyPublic RelationsFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field.

Position Summary

This position serves as a communications team member in the rapidly-growing need for additional communications staff. This position will be responsible for producing a variety of content for online and print materials for a number of audiences, such as students, faculty, staff, campus IT partners, system functional owners, and EITS employees. The content may include, but is not limited to, marketing materials, student guides, faculty guides, newsletters, press releases, website stories, and instructional technical guides. In addition, this position will serve a key role in the planning, implementation and communications of EITS events, such as orientation, the Computer Health and Security Fair, and the State of IT presentations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Excellent writing skills.
Write and edit articles for publication.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Work under extremely limited supervision.
Use independent judgment.
Use discretion with confidential information.
Collaborate with team members in cross-functional teams.
Experience with social media.

Physical Demands

Normal office environment.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment.Does this position have financial responsibilities?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Facilitates planning, implementation and participation in EITS events, such as orientation, the Computer Health and Security Fair, and State of Technology. Ensure consistent branding of EITS materials. Provide general oversight and input for outreach efforts which various EITS departments may participate in. Ensure common branding and marketing material is utilized. Review documentation and information to be distributed for standard look and feel.

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Leads communications efforts for IT projects, including developing communication plans. Responsibilities may include drafting web and print materials, such as press releases, stories for EITS website, participation in collaboration meetings with partners, and affected users, drafting presentations, and drafting other communication materials to targeted audiences. Scope of work will also include marketing and branding of new and existing services to target audiences.

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Supports updates to the EITS website. Ensure information on the site is current and accurate. Co-manages social medial channels. Schedule and post social media posts as defined by the EITS social media plan

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Develops EITS marketing materials including EITS Student Guide and Faculty/IT Staff Guide.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 7/16/2019
      Application Due: 7/27/2019
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