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Public Relations Specialist I

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Job Details

Posting Number:

S05833P

Working Title:

Public Relations Specialist I

Department:

EITS-Planning & Engagement

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 (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday; 8am – 5pm

Advertised Salary:

$25,175 - $28,000

Posting Date:

07/29/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

08/16/2021

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

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Job Family:

Public Relations

FTE:

1.0

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field.

Position Summary:

This position serves as a communications team member in the Planning and Engagement Team with Enterprise Information Technology Services. This position will be responsible for producing a variety of content for online and print materials for a number of audiences, such as students, faculty, staff, campus IT partners, system functional owners, and EITS employees. The content may include, but is not limited to, marketing materials, student guides, faculty guides, newsletters, press releases, website stories, and instructional technical guides. In addition, this position will serve a key role in the planning, implementation and communications of EITS events, such as orientation, the Computer Health and Security Fair, and the State of IT presentations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Excellent writing skills.
Write and edit articles for publication.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Work under extremely limited supervision.
Use independent judgment.
Use discretion with confidential information.
Collaborate with team members in cross-functional teams.
Experience with social media

Physical Demands:

Normal office environment.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

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

No

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

Yes

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.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Facilitates planning, implementation and participation in EITS events, such as orientation, the Computer Health and Security Fair, and State of Technology. Ensure consistent branding of EITS materials. Provide general oversight and input for outreach efforts which various EITS departments may participate in. Ensure common branding and marketing material is utilized. Review documentation and information to be distributed for standard look and feel.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

Contributes to communications efforts for IT projects, including assisting with communication plans. Responsibilities may include drafting web and print materials, such as press releases, stories for EITS website, participation in collaboration meetings with partners, and affected users, drafting presentations, and drafting other communication materials to targeted audiences. Scope of work will also include marketing and branding of new and existing services to target audiences.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Supports updates to the EITS website. Ensure information on the site is current and accurate. Co-manages social medial channels. Schedule and post social media posts as defined by the EITS social media plan

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Develops EITS marketing materials including EITS Student Guide and Faculty/IT Staff Guide.

Percentage of time:

20

Organization

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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Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States
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