Communications and Events Specialist, Career Exploration and Development
Kent Campus - Kent, OH
$43,393 - $57,513
To produce and provide project support and oversight of tasks that involve electronic and web communications (emails, social media and maintenance of web pages) for career exploration and development while ensuring university brand standards are utilized. Serve as primary contact and coordinator of all events for Career Exploration and Development. Reports to designated supervisor.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Serve as primary liaison for Career Exploration and Development to University College media and marketing team; external vendors for events; external vendors for print and marketing collateral.
Develop and coordinate annual events and programming calendar for career exploration and development including:
Manage vendor relationships and bidding process.
Monitor and develop budgets for events in collaboration with event coordinator.
Develop and update procedures and operations checklist for events and debrief staff after events for continuous improvement, in collaboration with event coordinator
Develop employer/recruiter packets for all events.
Write various promotional content ranging from news and events to feature content.
Order graphic collateral for print mediums including newsletters and other recruitment/retention collateral.
Ensure website and design elements meet all university standards.
Perform website maintenance, including photo and content updates.
Review website for dated material and work with content providers to add or delete content.
Manage and maintain digital photo library.
Maintain web calendar by posting campus events via appropriate system.
Coordinate production of multimedia including slideshows, maps and video clips.
Oversee social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and work with content providers to create ongoing calendar for posts; posts content.
Produce analytic reports and charts on web traffic, social media traffic and email results.
Assist with web development needs for implementation of marketing/recruitment campaigns; specific landing pages, etc.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
Bachelor's degree in marketing, public relations, communications or related field and two years of communications and event planning experience with focus on diverse and global audience, including external partners.
Personal computer applications including the Microsoft Office Suite * Essential project management skills (problem-solving, organizational skills) *
Written, verbal and interpersonal communications * Exercising sound judgment and problem resolution Multi-tasking while managing a dynamic portfolio of events and assignments Event management
Work evenings and weekends on an occasional basis * Attend to details and follow-up Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others Function well within a team-oriented environment *
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Master's degree in a related field. Global communications, experience in higher education event planning and marketing.
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Internal Number: 988324
About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.