Speechwriter/Communications Coordinator

Location
Clemson, Pickens County
Posted
Mar 10, 2014

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary - Time Limited


POSITION DESCRIPTION:

1. JOB PURPOSE

Assists with communications support for university president by researching, writing and fact-checking speeches, presentations, blogs, scripts and other communications outlets utilized for executive- and policy-level communications. Public relations and constituent communication are key duties of the president, and this position provides support to ensure successful communication of the university's vision, goals and priorities to key audiences.  

2. JOB FUNCTIONS

COMMUNICATIONS  E/40%
Works with staff in president's office and Chief Public Affairs Officer/Assistant to the President to assist with correspondence, prepare responses to mail and e-mail, and provide daily mail reports.  Serves as writer/editor of President's Letter, President's Report, President's View column (Clemson World) and other special publications distributed from or on behalf of the Office of the President. 

SPEECHWRITER   E/40%
Researches and prepares speeches, guest editorials, articles and other materials under the president's (or other administrator's) byline as assigned.

MARKETING  E/20%
Assists with special marketing and communications projects as assigned by the Chief Public Affairs Officer.
QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree and experience related to the development and dissemination of informational material.

PREFERRED IN ADDITION TO THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations or a communications-related discipline (or commensurate communications, PR and marketing experience), and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience, including at least two years working directly with
top-level executives
PAY & WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Band: 07 ($ 46,169.00 - $ 60,000 based on experience)
BENEFITS INFORMATION:

Employees who are in time limited positions will earn one and one-quarter days of Annual and Sick Leave per month for a total of thirty (30) days per year. Eligible part-timers will earn days on a pro rata basis.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Background in higher education PR is highly desired. Position will involve interaction with top university executives and may involve handling confidential information. The successful candidate must demonstrate good judgment and discretion as well as outstanding communications skills.

This is a professional level position reporting directly to the Chief Public Affairs Officer/Assistant to the President. It requires a high level of professionalism, judgment, independence and initiative. The incumbent will interact with university officials at the highest level.
APPLICATION DEADLINE:

March 13, 2014
COMPETENCY / SKILLS TEST:

All candidates must submit at least three writing samples in order to be considered for an interview.

During the application process, the system only allows one attachment, a resume. If you desire to submit a specific cover letter, please save the resume and cover letter as one document and upload it during the application process.

To attach the writing samples, you will need to submit your application first. Then log back into our careers home page to view "My Career Tools". Under the cover letters and attachments section, you click the "add attachments" link to add the writing samples . Once you have attached the writing samples, click the  "save and return or save and add more" to either exit or add another sample.
JEANNE CLERY ACT:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas.  As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution.   For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources - Prospective Employees web page shown below:

http://www.clemson.edu/cao/humanresources/prospective/
CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.
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