Communications Specialist

Mar 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 516169
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Remote/Flexible
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing
Department:60040000 - AG-DEAN FOR RESEARCH

Classification Title:

Communications Specialist

Job Description:

Scientific Writing

Uses basic science, agriculture, and technology transfer understanding to interview UF/IFAS plant breeding faculty, FFSP-licensees, and the agricultural community to develop content that is distributed as (1) web content for FFSP, (2) shared via social media, and/or (3) published in printed media.

Creation and Management of Web Content

Effectively uses web software (e.g. WordPress, TerminalFour (T4) or other content management systems) to share information, data, and written communications on the FFSP website. The employee is expected to have the skills to work with video and photos to enhance and develop the website accordingly.

Graphic Design

Uses design software and tools to create visual information and graphics to depict data and trends and to promote FFSP activities


Responsible for coordination of FFSP’s presence at industry trade shows, conventions, etc.

Special projects as assigned by FFSP’s Executive Director

Expected Salary:

$35,000-$45,000 commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and one year of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization or a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and at least 2 years of appropriate experience.

Experience communicating agricultural science and technology transfer activities to stakeholder audiences. Creativity and imagination are highly desired. Web development/content experience and video/photography experience is highly desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a time-limited position.

In order to be considered, applicants must upload a cover letter, resume and list of 3 references

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position will be remote/work from home until an office space is acquired in the Gainesville area. The timeline for transition to working from that office is unknown at this time

Health Assessment Required:


Advertised: 25 Mar 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 25 Apr 2021 Eastern Daylight Time