Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Wed Sep 4 2019 Job Description:
Purpose of Position
The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences (CEBS) in communications, recruiting, marketing, and retention initiatives and planning and coordinating a variety of CEBS events.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: developing and disseminating communications from the CEBS Dean's office to a variety of constituents; managing college and departmental social media sites; planning and coordinating college-wide events; and developing and implementing marketing, recruiting, and retention initiatives. This position reports directly to the Dean of CEBS. The Communication Coordinator performs a variety of professional duties requiring a high degree of initiative, accuracy, judgment, knowledge, and discretion.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Create and disseminate communications from the CEBS Dean's office to CEBS Department Heads/Directors, faculty, students, individuals and to the broader campus and community (including school systems and behavioral health agencies)
Design and operationalize CEBS marketing campaigns and resources
Develop and implement CEBS recruiting and retention initiatives and materials
Develop and implement CEBS social media campaigns and manage social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
Create content for letters, emails, press releases, newsletters, speeches, remarks, welcomes, ribbon cuttings, etc. on behalf of the CEBS Dean
Solicit, edit, and distribute CEBS news and media relations to the WKU community and beyond (in coordination with WKU Public Affairs)
Serve as liaison to the WKU Communication and Marketing Coordinator
Oversee CEBS Student Ambassadors
Plan, oversee and coordinate CEBS Functions and Events to include:
Ordering food and supplies
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considered Essential for Success
Advocates on behalf of CEBS constituencies
Plans, schedules, and prioritizes work activities and assignments to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of assigned duties in meeting required deadlines (i.e. successful project management)
Interacts professionally and effectively with a wide spectrum of individuals to include faculty, staff, administration, and students
Shows enthusiasm in serving CEBS students, faculty, and staff
Works efficiently in a busy environment with frequent interruption
Maintains the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, accountability, cooperation, and customer service
Possesses computer literacy and proficiency to include Microsoft Office Suite
Possess excellent listening, written, verbal communication skills
Strong decision making and problem solving skills
Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline plus 2 years related experience
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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