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Posting NumberS03752PWorking TitlePUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST IDepartmentAdmissions OfficeAbout 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 TypeInternal (PEP)Retirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, with occasional night and weekend hours required

Advertised Salary$33,538Posting Date08/15/2019Open until filledNoClosing Date08/22/2019Proposed Starting Date08/29/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is open to Current UGA Employees

Location 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 RelationsFTE1.00Minimum 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 QualificationsPosition Summary

Under the direction of the Senior Associate Director, the Public Relations Specialist I will be responsible for the design and creation of Admissions marketing materials and website content. They will focus on developing marketing content and collateral in a variety of mediums including print, video, electronic, and social media.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Be creative and able to communicate ideas visually, verbally, and in writing.
· Knowledge of design elements and artistic sensibility.
· Experience with design software such as, but not limited to: Photoshop, Adobe CS5, iWeb, iMovie and Content Management Systems.

Physical Demands

Lift 35 lbs.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, or patient records)?YesCredit 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.



Create, update, and maintain content on Admissions website to include graphic design, text, and image and video editing

Percentage of time50 Duties/Responsibilities


Plan, analyze, create, and refine Admissions materials and communications (print, video, and electronic)

Percentage of time35 Duties/Responsibilities


Monitor and maintain Undergraduate Admissions social media presence

Percentage of time15Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current employee of the University of Georgia?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
  2. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
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      Posted: 8/22/2019
      Application Due: 8/27/2019
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