Communications Manager II

United States, North America
Apr 03, 2014

Position Information

Posting Number: 9264

Internal Posting Date: 04-02-2014

Internal Closing Date: 04-08-2014

External Closing Date: 04-08-2014

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Communications Manager II

Position Title/Rank:

Multiple Position Numbers

Multiple Position Numbers

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Primary Department: 10002468 CENTER FOR GLOBAL CONNECTIONS CGC - ANR

Position Employee Group: Professionals-AP

Appointment Basis:

Appointment Status:

Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours: Standard 8-5

Varied Work Hours (if applicable):

Project Tech/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information (if applicable):

Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum
Salary Negotiable

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

Pay Grade Level: 14

Position Summary: The Center for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources (CGC) Communications Manager will oversee all aspects of the Center''s strategic planning and marketing programs including publications, Web site, social media and media relations, work with the director, faculty, and staff in developing marketing strategies for the Center and will coordinate the implementation of this plan; successful candidate will be responsible for communicating the services and mission of the Center to internal and external stakeholders.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in journalism, telecommunications, marketing, advertising, public relations, or related field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in a public relations office or marketing environment, including writing and editing a variety of formats such as news releases, articles, Web pages; experience with word processing and Web content management, maintenance, and communication; experience with design programs (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.); knowledge of Associated Press style; an understanding of academic organizations and procedures, experience creating internal staff communications; experience with application and demonstration of strong news judgment, research, and interviewing skills; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: Willingness to invest the time and effort to try to understand program delivery and evaluation and how communication activities support and advance the programs of CGC; working knowledge of MSU''s branding guidelines; experience promoting and communicating information related to international development work; demonstration of sensitivity to and an understanding of various cultures; ability to work across disciplines and with students; background in agriculture and natural resources; experience in taking complex scientific research information and composing/editing stories, news releases, etc. in a way that makes them accessible to the various audiences of international development.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3
Work/Writing Sample

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Department Website Address:

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair:

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year

Union Affiliation UnionPI75130332