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Public Relations Specialist

Rhodes State College
Lima, OH

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Communications & Marketing, Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Summary of Duties

The Public Relations Specialist is a highly creative, innovative and visual individual responsible for internal and external communications and events for Rhodes State College.

Duties & Responsibilities

This position works closely with the College’s Director of Marketing and College Relations to develop and deliver integrated marketing and communications campaigns that utilize associated college publications, website content, news releases, and events to enhance Rhodes State’s reputation and to achieve enrollment goals.

  • The position serves as a cross-departmental liaison and support for campus-wide projects. The PR Specialist is responsible for marketing and advertising messages that help the College connect with enrollment demographics, whether through traditional publications, traditional media, or social media. In addition, this position will plan, develop, and execute news, content, and technology-based strategies that enhance Rhodes State’s interaction with external communities building the College’s reputation in the local, regional, and national press.
  • This position supports the creative work for all institutional publications including but not limited to the course catalog, the strategic plan, electronic viewbook, and the College’s Annual Report.
  • Write, edit, proofread, and organize a wide range of written content to ensure that it affirms the established brand, voice/tone, and editorial standards.
  • Work with the College’s Creative & Digital Media Specialist to provide customer support for incoming requests for content updates and site improvements.
  • Leverage the college’s various communication platforms, including its social media assets, to post visuals that tell the Rhodes State story.
  • Keep abreast of new and emerging media (traditional, social, and multi-media), publications, and web technologies.
  • Assist to coordinate/plan College events connected to the Office of the President and other departments with events/public activities.
  • Act as a liaison to the College, when necessary, when outside professional, service, social, and community organizations have events on campus.
  • Participate in campus projects or on committees at the College that promote shared governance.
  • Perform other similar duties as required.
  • Experience, Skills & Abilities


  • Must have excellent communication skills, including experience developing and promoting content for the web, social media, traditional news media, and print publications.
  • Must have analytical and organizational skills; advanced computer skills with demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
  • Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the general community and news media.
  • Must have a high degree of integrity; ability to problem solve, be a team player, think critically, be collaborative, and energetic, appreciate detail and accuracy.
  • Must have the ability to juggle multiple requests and projects simultaneously, while working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; have the ability to develop, create, stage, and produce professional quality media and evaluate production effectiveness in meeting objectives.
  • Preferred:
    • Knowledge and experience working in Google Analytics.
    Education & Certifications

    Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and work experience required.


    Called upon to develop highly trained, innovative, career-ready individuals for every industry and organization, Rhodes State College has become the right place for students who want to make an impact right now.

    For five decades, Rhode State has changed lives, built futures and improved communities through lifelong learning. We take pride in training individuals who become essential contributors to manufacturing, business, healthcare and their communities. With over 70 programs, majors and certificates, students come to Rhodes State with promising futures and complete their training with new jobs, new credentials, or their sights set on seamlessly transitioning to a bachelor’s degree program.

    We are creating a quality, affordable pathway for students to accomplish their goals, whether they begin at Rhodes State in high school, through our College Credit Plus program, or come seeking a new path in life, a new hobby, or an upgrade to their job skills. Through an extensive partnership with business, manufacturers, healthcare providers, and organizations in our ten-county service area, students have the opportunity to connect, network and enter new roles upon completion of their courses.

    Rhodes State is a vital asset to the region for growth and innovation as we strive to meet the needs of employers with the credentialed workers they need to succeed and grow. We are creating new programs, purchasing advanced laboratory equipment, and collaborating with regional partners to garner fresh ideas and insight. The new Center for Health Science Education and Innovation in Downtown Lima is just one example of how Rhodes State is creating an interdisciplinary learning environment, equipped with the latest technology to serve students and the community as a whole.

    Students of every variety can experience the excellence of Rhodes State online, on campus, or through our network of educational partners. We have staff and faculty to support special needs, help to engage in student activities, or give counseling and career advice. In addition, our alumni family of over 18,000 degree holders is a growing force in our region. They are available as mentors to our students and bridge-builders for the College into the community.

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