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Digital Strategies & Communications Program Specialist

University of Colorado - Denver and the Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Office of Digital Strategies & Communications
Digital Strategies and Communications Program Specialist (Communication Entry Professional)
Position #00779412 – Requisition #22658

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:



Exemptions vary by campus location/department. 

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions: 
Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Office of Digital Strategies & Communications has an opening for a full time University Staff (unclassified) Digital Strategies and Communications Program Specialist position.

As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City. 

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown.  Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million. 

Read CU Denver Quick Facts here. 
Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here. 

Jobs in this career family involve development, marketing and management of messaging to both internal and external parties. Functions include marketing; advertising; communications; publications; brand management; writing; editing; proofreading; graphic design; web information architecture, development and design; web content development; electronic communications; social media; news media/relations; public relations; photography; videography; radio/television broadcasting; FCC compliance; and communication projects management.

Professionals at the entry level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. 

At the entry level, duties are limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals and are performed in a training and development capacity.

Position Emphasis:
The Digital Strategies and Communications Program Specialist partners with Strategic Enrollment and Student Success departments and other university staff to ensure Strategic Enrollment and Student Success technology and communication initiatives are met. The position reports to the Director of Digital Strategies and directly supports the needs of that role and technology projects specific to the Strategic Enrollment and Student Success division. Examples of work performed include, but are not limited to: organization and participation in business meetings to identify needs and gather requirements; implementation and sustainability of business solutions; creation and maintenance of training materials and marketing plans; reporting on system usages; content production and editing/updating of websites, e-communications and social media platforms; stakeholder communication; representation of Strategic Enrollment and Student Success on various university committees; and other administrative duties as assigned. 

This position provides technical and marketing/communications support and direction on the design, development, and implementation of new web sites, social media channels, the student portal, e-communications, digital marketing/communications plans, Strategic Enrollment and Student Success systems and other various communication or technology initiatives that serve CU Denver | Anschutz Strategic Enrollment and Student Success. 

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:
The hiring range for this position has been established at $42,222.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
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Minimum Qualifications:  
A bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, public relations, communications, business administration, business, public administration, public health, or a directly related field from an accredited institution. Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

* Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience in digital marketing and communications including, but not limited to, creation and management of websites, social media, and email campaigns. 
  • Experience working with content management systems (Sitefinity a plus), e-communications platforms (Marketing Cloud a plus), Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office. 
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work with multiple units and/or organizations, building relationships, and with highly collaborative projects. 
  • Self-starter and a quick study who is adaptable to change and able to meet deadlines. 
Diversity and Equity:
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected] 

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 

Job Category: Communication
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Aug 30, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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