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Marketing Specialist

The University of Georgia
Athens Area
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Jun 25, 2021

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Marketing Specialist


Auxiliary Marketing

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

This position offers a 40 hour work week.
Hours and schedule may vary and include evenings and weekends.

Advertised Salary:

$30,000 - $40,000 ; Auxiliary reserves the right to adjust this starting salary, commensurate with experience.

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Marketing/Public Relations Paraprofessional/Professional

Job Family:

Public Relations



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This position will create awareness of the services offered by Auxiliary Services and promote/improve the goodwill of those units. It will conduct activities to help provide a positive image of the Auxiliary Services Division. To do so, the incumbent will be responsible for building relationships with the management teams in each department and promote awareness of the work being done in the division. The position will receive its primary guidance and direction from the Creative Services Manager, Marketing and Communications Director and from time to time may receive additional guidance and direction through the Associate Director of Auxiliary Services.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

- Excellent writing skills
- Ability to write and edit materials for publications.
- Excellent organization and analytical skills.
- Ability to use independent judgement.
- Be able to work individually and as part of a team
- Ability to lead a team of student employees
- Be able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
- Ability to interact effectively with the public and media representatives.
- Ability to coordinate special events
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and virtual meeting programs such as Zoom
- General knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, In Design and Photoshop preferred

Physical Demands:

Sit at a desk & work on a computer for long periods of time.
Stand for long periods of time
Lifting/carrying of equipment not greater than 30 lbs.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Use PR related methods to assist with copy writing for the promotion of Auxiliary events, initiatives, and internal communications.
Assist with planning, developing and writing copy for various media platforms; edit press releases and feature stories on activities of Auxiliary Services.
Produce copy for internal newsletters and contribute to Finance and Administration Newsletter. Produce copy for the department as needed including press releases, articles, and award nominations. Assist with internal communication efforts such as writing copy for internal announcements and emails.

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Works with Marketing & Communications Manager and Auxiliary Managers to coordinate special events and Auxiliary Services Orientation efforts.
Assists in planning special events by coordinating details and carrying out administrative functions to execute events.
Leads and manages the Auxiliary & Meal Plan Ambassador Program. Plans, implements and follows through with additional promotional events such as Continue to Dine, Spring and Summer meal plan sales, resource fairs, and off-season orientations.
Advertises Ambassador program, interviews, and hires students. Work with volunteer managers to lead Ambassador team. Plans schedules and responsibilities for Ambassadors. Manages Ambassador students to perform work duties and maintain level of customer service. Sell meal plans.

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Manages Auxiliary Services Student Partner program.
Advertises program. Interviews and accepts applicants. Plans meeting calendar and agenda. Coordinates with appropriates parties to execute meetings. Communicates with Student Partners.

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Manages Digital and Tabletop advertising program.
Reviews advertising requests and communicates with requesting department. Approves or denies requests and artwork. Sends information to accounting and printing department. Maintains design standard. Keeps records of requests and sales. Ensures sales are made each semester. Ensures correct ads are displayed during correct time periods.

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Other related duties as assigned by management.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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