Communications and Events Coordinator (SJSU ONLY)

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Job Title: Communications and Events Coordinator (SJSU ONLY)
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 25116
Job Code: 1038 Administrative Analyst/Specialist -12 Month
Department: University Library
CompensationClassification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt I
Salary Range: $3,897/month - $7,051/month
Anticipated Hiring Range:$5,221/month - $5,498/month
FLSA Status: Exempt

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please visit
About the PositionThe University Library's Communications and Events Coordinator works respectfully and cooperatively with employees of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library to perform duties under the general supervision of the University Library's Project and Communications Analyst. King Library is a unique partnership between the City of San Jose and San Jose State University. The Library Communications and Events Coordinator will work collaboratively with University and City library employees to insure the timely completion of communications projects and events initiated by the University Library's Project and Communications Analyst and University Library Senior Management Team.

The purpose of this position is to coordinate communications and events for the University Library. The Library Communications and Events Coordinator will assist to develop cost and time estimates for communication project plans as directed by the Senior Management Team so that managers can make informed decisions about prioritizing projects. After a communication project and/or event is approved, the Communications and Events Coordinator will collaborate with assigned project staff from different departments within the library to make sure that the communication and/or event plan is complete, on time, and on budget. The Communications and Events Coordinator will maintain a portfolio of the library's current communication projects and their status, and keep the Project and Communications Analyst informed about obstacles that may prevent the timely completion of any communication projects. The Library Communications and Events Coordinator will collaborate in evaluating the success of communications and events to assist with strategic library initiatives, assessment, and improving services in the library.
Required Qualifications- A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training
- Two years of Administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading
to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs
Preferred Qualifications- Experience working in a library environment
- Experience using social media as a component of a communications strategy
- Experience developing marketing communications and/or marketing campaigns
- Experience using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
- Experience coordinating logistics for events, meetings and retreats
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities- Able to write and clearly communicate library marketing messages
- Skilled in graphic design and production methods
- Ability to effectively interpret, organize, and present information and ideas in written or
presentation form
- Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to new assignments and work under pressure
Application ProceduresComplete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
-Letter of Interest
-List of References

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: September 12, 2019 through September 26, 2019. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Additional InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment StatementSan José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Contact InformationUniversity Personnel
[email protected]

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Posted: 9/14/2019
Application Due: 12/13/2019
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