Posting Details

Position Information

Posting NumberSRGV4059Working TitleCOMMUNICATIONS COORDINATORNumber of Vacancies1LocationEdinburg, Texas DepartmentSchool of Medicine FTE1.0FLSAExemptScope of Job

Responsible for coordinating communication plans for the division or large department in order to support communication and special project needs using various media, such as digital, print, social media, electronic communications, and campus engagement events.

Description of Duties

•Coordinates communications for projects and service rollouts that support university and divisional goals and objectives that impact the university community, including:
oCreates, develops and implements strategic marketing and communications plans for the department in line with the overall university goals and strategies.
oDesigns publications and other informational materials for various departmental activities.
oCoordinates communiqués via various media resources.
oWrites copy to communicate information to a diverse population of students, staff and faculty.
•Responsible for coordinating the actions for the communication and ensuring all communication activities are executed within UTRGV guidelines, copyright and privacy laws, and supporting the overall communication strategy of the organization.
•Plans, supervises, and schedules the work of assigned staff by determining work priorities, evaluating work progress, and ensures deadlines are met.
•Coordinates dissemination of division and departmental information and key messages.
•Ensures standards and style guides for outgoing print and digital media as established through UTRGV’s University Marketing and Communications department are maintained.
•Reviews, evaluates, and approves graphics, text, and layout of work for flyers, posters, brochures, newsletters, newspaper and other types of communications for effective messaging, which includes tailoring communication for audiences outside the department; while ensuring final approval through University Marketing and Communications has been obtained.
•Leads planning and development of strategic communications plans to effectively reach and engage audiences by combining broadcast and engagement communication methods, including identification of audience, tools, and communication channels.
•Assists in the development and use of communication operating and budgeting process.
•Leads the development of multi-year communication planning process, including recommendation of goals in coordination with the UTRGV and department guidelines.
•Develops and directs appropriate outcome-based metrics to evaluate effectiveness of programs and reports.
•Coordinates with other campus communication professionals such as marketing managers, photographers, graphic designers, printing specialists, and training specialists to understand local opportunities and challenges in reaching target audiences with key messages to empower and improve end-user skills and knowledge.
•Recommends implementation or revision of policies and procedures.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of all assigned staff.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or a related field from an accredited University.

Preferred Education




Required Experience

Three (3) years experience in journalism, web design, public relations or related field.

Preferred Experience



Experience with word processing, PowerPoint and desktop publishing software.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment. May be required to work evenings and/or weekends. Occasional travel will be required.


Ability to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Strong organizational skills.

Physical Capabilities


Employment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date08/06/2019Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3
  5. Certifications and Licenses
  6. Training Certificates
  7. Other Document
  8. List of 3 References
  9. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  10. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  11. Letter of Interest
  12. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  13. Additional Document

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