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Media and Communications Assistant

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Kentucky State University
Location
Frankfort, KY, US

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TITLE: Media and Communications Assistant

DEPARTMENT: College of Agriculture                     

REPORTS TO: KSU Media Manager

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:   Full-Time                                            

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt                                        


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. 

            

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:  


Reporting to the Media and Communications Manager on the Kentucky State University Campus, Social Media Coordinator and Media and Communications Assistant will be responsible for assisting the College of Agriculture, Community, and the Sciences Media and Communications Department with efforts to promote the work of the Land Grant Program and Kentucky State University through educational outreach, video production, graphic design, public relations, and more. The primary role of this position is to assist with script and story board creation, in addition to being host for a variety of extension and research video projects.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (ex: duties that are essential to performing the job with or without an accommodation)

1.    Assists media and communications department with efforts to promote the work of the Land Grant Program and Kentucky State University, primarily through social media but also through video production, graphic design and public relations.

2.    Responsible for assisting with virtual and in-person event planning, coordination, and set up to support Extension and outreach opportunities.

3.    Provides support for communications ideas and goals throughout the year.

4.    Helps identify newsworthy happenings within the Land Grant Program and writes press releases. 

5.    Assists with physical set up and staffing of virtual and on- and off-campus exhibits.

6.    Assists with exhibits at schools and events at local, statewide, and national/international levels.

7.    Assists with the creation of graphic materials for events.

8.    Assists the video production department with projects including writing scripts and helping with equipment.

9.    Assists with audio/visual and information technology needs for the Land Grant Program.

10.    Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:


A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Communications, Communications, or related field. 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:    

•    Ability to use a personal computer and a variety of related software applications.

•    Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

•    Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

•    Ability to take initiative and be resourceful and punctual.

•    Ability to work independently.

•    Ability to adhere to deadlines.

•    Valid driver’s license is required.

•    Experience with graphic design is preferred.

•    Experience with social media management is preferred.

•    Experience with video production equipment is preferred.

•    Experience in event planning and/or set up is preferred.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

•    Work is normally performed in either a typical interior/office work environment or in a farm-related setting.

•    Must be able to work outdoors in a wide range of weather conditions, including heat or rain.

•    Ability to lift 15lbs required. 

•    This position requires some night meetings, weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings.

•    A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel are required. Mileage will be reimbursed at a rate established by the University.



Organization

Our Mission

Kentucky State University is the state's unique, small, liberal studies institution with the lowest student-faculty ratio in the state system. The University shall serve as a residential institution with a range of traditional collegiate programs appropriate to its unique role.

Geographic Region
Kentucky State University's geographic region shall be state-wide for its liberal studies mission, its land grant functions, and its service to state government. In addition, Kentucky State University's primary service area for commuting students shall be for Franklin and contiguous counties.

Institutional Admission Standards
Kentucky State University shall admit students to the institution under selective admission standards to which exceed the minimum guidelines established by the Council on Higher Education, with only limited exceptions. Institutional policy for admitting under-prepared students, including the removal of academic deficiencies within a specified time frame. Through this approach, the University seeks to provide broad access and high-quality programs.

Degree Levels
Selected associate and baccalaureate degree programs shall be oriented toward liberal studies and selected career opportunities related to state government services. Kentucky State University shall offer selected master's degree programs based on demonstrated need, with priority given to a public administration curriculum to meet the needs of state government.

Strategic Directions/Program Priorities
The University shall focus on liberal studies programming. Drawing upon its African-American heritage, the University will promote the values and methods of interdisciplinary and multicultural education in its liberal studies offerings. All students shall participate in common curricula that explore the liberal studies. Drawing upon the multicultural strengths of the University, emphasis shall be placed on preparing minority students for careers in education and in other selected professions including business, computer science, nursing, human services, and public services. These strategic priorities translate into a core of liberal arts baccalaureate degree programs, in addition to degree programs at the associate [A], baccalaureate [B], and master's [M] levels that may include the following: education [B]; business [B]; computer science [A,B]; nursing [A]; home economics [B]; human services [B]; and public administration [B,M].

Enhancement of Instruction
The University shall emphasize teaching. Meeting student needs shall be paramount. The University shall focus on the needs of its students, which include, but are not limited to, full-time and part-time residential students, commuting students from its primary service area, and state governmental employees.

Service and Research Functions
Kentucky State University, as the 1890 land grant institution in the system, shall carry out its responsibilities under federal law and participate fully in appropriate U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, in accord with the mission of the University.

Kentucky State University shall be the major repository for the collection of books, records, and artifacts relative to the history and status of African-American citizens of the Commonwealth and elsewhere. The University shall make such materials available for casual and scholarly study.

Kentucky State University shall focus on meeting the applied research and service needs of state government.

Collaborative Ventures
The priority master's degree program offered by Kentucky State University shall be carefully articulated with related doctoral programs offered by the doctoral-granting institutions in the system. The University shall develop and employ telecommunication resources to communicate with other institutions in the fulfillment of its mission. Curriculum development shall emphasize the transfer of credits form other institutions toward degree completion.

Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

Efficiency and Effectiveness
Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

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Website
Telephone
502-597-6000
Location
400 E Main St
Frankfort
Kentucky
40601
United States
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