Communications Specialist Senior - Director of Communications for Advancement - 512146
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Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Categories: Communication, Director/Executive
Pay Grade/Pay Range: Based on qualifications
Department/Organization: 301101 - VP Advancement
Normal Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
Job Summary: Works with the department to develop clear understanding of plans, goals, and ongoing efforts. Promotes such goals and plans by developing publications and public relations plans for department, school or college. Responsible for communication with the University and community in a variety of ways that could include newsletters, brochures, media coverage, etc. Participates in planning and execution of special projects to support the department's overall development and marketing strategies.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing, or Advertising and three (3) years of experience in journalism, public relations, marketing, or communications; OR Master's in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing, or Advertising or Juris Doctorate degree and one (1) year of experience in journalism, public relations, marketing, or communications; OR an ABD in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing, or Advertising and some experience in journalism, public relations, marketing, or communications; OR Doctorate degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing, or Advertising.
Skills and Knowledge: Experience in communications, marketing, public relations or related experience. Good interpersonal skills along with strong oral and written communications skills. Ability to think and plan strategically as part of a team. Ability to clearly convey messages through writing and strong graphic design skills. Superior organizational skills. Ability to self-start with little supervision. Strong project management skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Excellent communication skills and journalism and/or public relations experience preferred.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
Advertised: 15 Jan 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 29 Jan 2021 Central Standard Time