Communications Lead (Public Affairs/Communications Specialist III)

Employer
San Diego State University
Location
San Diego
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Job Details

Job no: 501285
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Marketing/Communications

Position Summary

The Communications Lead will build the College of Health and Human Services communications shop from the ground up, providing direction for college communication strategy; finding and telling stories that highlight the incredible work of the college; and amplifying these stories across platforms. The Communications Lead will work in close collaboration with campus partners on both internal- and external-facing communications strategies and marketing approaches that elevate the mission and success of the college.

In working closely and collaboratively with key stakeholders, the Communications Lead will coordinate with faculty, students, staff, alumni and community partners to ideate and develop compelling ways of promoting the college. The communications lead will be an innovative communicator, a subject matter expert, an excellent storyteller and a team player with a positive attitude. The lead will serve on the college’s executive team, under the direction of the dean and in consultation with both Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (StratComm) and the Division of Research and Innovation.

For more information regarding the College of Health and Human Services, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Knowledge of the fundamentals of public affairs and/or media relations, and/or some exposure to marketing and marketing research. This background normally is obtained through a college degree, which includes relevant coursework in the field, and up to two years of related professional or technical experience. In addition, strong written and verbal communication skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, and the composition of various communication vehicles are essential to initial entry to this classification.

Preferred Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, student affairs/higher education or related field. Experience writing about science, engineering, health and/or research preferred.

    A positive attitude, political savvy and the ability to work well with teams across an organization. Issues management experience is preferred.

    Experience with social media in a professional environment.

    Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

Specialized Skills Required

    Experience in journalism, marketing or communications.

    Experience writing about/communicating for the health, science and/or engineering sectors.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,408 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,104 - $7,425 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 30, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by June 29, 2021. This position will remain open until filled.

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.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at [email protected]

Advertised: Jun 15, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Company

Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. SDSU's approximately 32,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.

SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.

Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.

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Research: Since 2000, SDSU faculty and staff have attracted more than $1.7 billion in grants and contracts for research and programs ranging from cardiovascular disease to marine biology.

Diversity: SDSU ranks No. 19 in the nation for racial diversity and among the top universities for economic diversity. SDSU was ranked No. 11 in the nation and No. 4 in California for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook for Higher Education

International Study: SDSU offers 350 international education programs in 50 countries. Nearly 12,000 students have studied abroad in the past 12 years.

Community Service: SDSU is a recognized leader in innovative efforts to improve urban K-12 education. The City Heights Educational Collaborative and Compact for Success both positively impact the academic achievement of elementary, middle and high school students in the local area.

Sustainability: Sustainability is an every-day part of the university culture at San Diego State University. Students, faculty and staff all participate in a myriad of ways, from festivals, to research to academic programs. In spring 2014, SDSU opens its first LEED Platinum Certified building — the 206,000 square-foot Aztec Student Union.

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Telephone
619-594-5200
Location
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego
CA
92182
United States

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