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Communications Specialist - Humanities Research Institute (146287)

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Description:Communications SpecialistHumanities Research Institute
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Are you a skilled writer and editor with experience developing content for social media, the web, and print projects? Do you have a passion for the humanities? The Humanities Research Institute is looking for a creative, motivated communicator to expand our efforts amplifying the research, programs, and opportunities of the institute and the Humanities Without Walls consortium, a Mellon grant-funded initiative headquartered at HRI.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

The Humanities Research Institute seeks a Communications Specialist to provide input on and implement, communications to internal and external audiences in support of the mission and priorities of the Humanities Research Institute (HRI). This role includes communications support for Humanities Without Walls (HWW), a 16-member consortium administered by HRI.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

CONTENT CREATION/DEVELOPMENT:

Assist with content management of the HRI and HWW websites, keeping existing content up to date, and creating new content as needed (e.g., feature stories, program descriptions, document uploads, etc.).
Assist with the development of print pieces, such as posters, mailers, or brochures. Creatively engage key HRI audiences via social media channels.
Provide social media content management for HWW podcast and general HWW accounts. Contribute to and enhance email efforts and digital signage.
Provide writing and editing support for HRI and HWW newsletters and announcements. Help create short videos, audio clips, and presentations.
Use metrics to measure the impact of our communication efforts and contribute recommendations on communication strategy. Work within the HRI and university brand and messaging framework.


EVENT PUBLICITY AND SUPPORT:

Assist with communication efforts that support HRI’s events, workshops, and conferences (e.g., create invitations, flyers, and other publicity, etc.). Maintain public-facing event calendars.


EDITORIAL SUPPORT:

Consult with colleagues to provide guidance on communication efforts and university brand standards. Provide writing/editing assistance on colleagues’ drafts as needed (e.g., reports, proposals, etc.).


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assume additional appropriate related communications duties to further the mission of HRI.


REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, communications, public relations, or a closely related field.

Preferred: Master’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field is preferred.

Experience: Two years of professional work experience in marketing, public relations, communications, brand management, or a related professional area. Demonstrated experience with web content creation and development in a private, public or academic environment.

Preferred: Experience working in an academic setting. Strong interest in (or experience with) the humanities, whether academic or professional.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a command of the English language, including grammar, spelling, and composition.
Strong organizational skills, with the capability to manage multiple projects under time constraints.
Ability to work proactively, both collaboratively and independently.
Demonstrated social media experience, with an understanding of how to maximize reach and audience engagement in the major platforms.
Ability to train and adapt to new applications/software.
Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, standard social media platforms and tools, and web content management.
Demonstrated creativity.


SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

This is a full-time Civil Service Marketing Associate position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Applications must be received by June 18, 2021. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) Upload the following documents:

  • cover letter
  • resume (months and years of employment must be included)
  • academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or copy of diploma may be acceptable) for all degrees attained
  • names/contact information for three references

  • In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact Leslie Lewin Reinhart ([email protected]). For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

    As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

    The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

    The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

    College Name or Administrative Unit:Office for the Vice Chancellor of Research & Innovation Category:2-Administrative Title:Communications Specialist - Humanities Research Institute (146287) Open Date:05/18/2021 Close Date:06/18/2021 Organization Name:Humanities Research Institute

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