Communications Coordinator

Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 15, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionThis position is the Communications Coordinator for the National Institute for Human Resilience (NIHR). This full-time (100%) position reports directly to the Marketing and Strategic Relations Program Director. The position has a broad range of tasks in marketing communications fields (marketing, public relations, digital, publications, etc.). The individual should be capable of functioning at a high level of performance and collaboration, and have a passion for the mission of the NIHR, which is advancing human resilience from trauma by pioneering strength-based solutions through interdisciplinary research, education, community empowerment, and healing.

Who We Are:
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.
Colorado Springs (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

  • Research, interview, and write content for a variety of communications including, but not limited to, social media, websites, slides, and collateral material.
  • Working within the UCCS/NIHR brand standards and creative direction of NIHR’s Marketing Director, layout and design collateral materials, such as newsletters, emails, and reports. 
  • Edit/proofread all outgoing communications for correct branding, grammar, and usage and obtain approvals from stakeholders.
  • Assist with administrative needs for marketing communications projects, such as setting up files for printers and coordinating email blasts.
  • Coordinate and implement strategies for areas of marketing, such as videography, photography, podcasts, and market research.
  • Other duties as assigned.Job Competencies:

  • Above average ability to write, edit, and create content that engages multiple audiences.
  • Self-motivated and interested in learning new skills with a desire to grow as a professional.
  • Has a strong work ethic, is highly organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Enjoys a fast-paced work environment that requires a high level of output.
  • Works collaboratively with NIHR and UCCS staff with a positive, customer service attitude.
  • Ideally, intermediate to advanced skill level in InDesign with some ability in Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or Premiere.
  • This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    What We Offer:
    University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at:

    Salary Range: Generally starting at $42,468 - $53,085

    This position is dependent on the availability of external gift funding. 

    Currently, the majority of the work for this position will be in a remote capacity; however, once UCCS resumes regular operations, this position requires that the majority of work will be performed in-person and on-campus.

    Tentative Search Schedule:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of December 7, 2020.

  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of December 14, 2020.

  • The potential employee start date is January 4, 2021.

  • The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university conferred by date of hire with a concentration in marketing, communication, public relations, advertising or related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience developing brand awareness and marketing communications in an agency, or agency-like, environment, e.g. marketing/creative/advertising agency. (cumulative fulltime experience must be demonstrated in your resume)
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience developing brand awareness and marketing communications in an agency, or agency-like, environment, e.g. marketing/creative/advertising agency.
  • 5 years of experience in layout and design of publications and collateral material and production of digital assets such as photography, videography, social media content, website content, and podcasts.
  • 5 years of experience with computer applications, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.  Employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time; talking and hearing within normal range. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

    Job Category: Communication
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Nov 13, 2020
    Unposting Date: Ongoing