Job No: 500042
Work Type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Marketing/Communications
Reporting to the Dean of the College and University Marketing, the Communication Specialist will provide leadership in developing and executing strategies and initiatives for college-wide communications to deliver timely information, provide service and build relationships with key audiences. The communications specialist will develop, implement and maintain a strategic communications plan for the College of Architecture & Environmental Design.
With approximately 2,000 students and 145 faculty and staff, Cal Poly's College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) offers eight degree programs in five closely related departments: Architectural Engineering, Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Construction Management, and Landscape Architecture. For decades the CAED's nationally ranked, accredited programs and over 16,000 alumni have been a positive influence on forces that shape the planning, design and construction worlds. The common educational goal shared by all academic programs within the CAED is excellence in preparing tomorrow's built environment leaders. The CAED's programs are distinguished by their selective admissions, active incorporation of hands-on-learning experiences and their close instructional relationship to professions and industries, as well as public agencies and community constituents.
- Demonstrated skill in the development of strategic communications and messaging.
- Working knowledge of and ability to apply standard theories, practices, principles and techniques related to communications in the public affairs, media and marketing areas.
- Ability to research and identify communication needs and target audiences.
- Thorough knowledge of web communication techniques, vehicles and formats with ability to effectively use web technology to achieve communication goals.
- Working knowledge of marketing and research techniques and methods. Ability to apply market research to identify communication needs and target audiences.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including strong public speaking, listening and interpretive skills.
Education and Experience
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university and three years of progressively responsible experience in marketing and public relations, or a related field. A graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Anticipated Hiring Range: $53,040 - $68,000 per year.
Classification Range: $42,180 - $76,296 per year.
Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.
At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).
Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.
To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: https://jobs.calpoly.edu/sl/en-us/job/500042/communications-specialist.
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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