Communication Specialist (PACS I)/College of Social Behavioral Sciences - Dean's Office California State University, San Bernardino
Employment Status: Full-time, temporary, 'non-exempt' position (with the possibility of converting to probationary).
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 2, 2020.
Position Summary: The Communication Specialist will work under the direction of the Associate Dean of College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and is primarily responsible for enhancing the California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) brand through strategic communication, and creative execution. The Communication Specialist consults with the Dean, Dean's Leadership Team and the Office of Strategic Communication in promoting and publicizing CSBS activities and programs to the various target audiences using multi-pronged marketing strategies and efforts that support the College's priorities and department-level initiatives. In collaboration with CSBS leadership, the Communication Specialist develops quality features, editorials, and news writing, developing content for digital and social media platforms, including the CSBS newsletter and website, as well as other electronic and/or related materials. Assignments will include collaboration with faculty and staff with the creation of electronic-based communications for targeted internal and external audiences.
Under the direction of Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Communication Specialist will provide event planning for various college events.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
The Communication Specialist will include preparing timelines, recruiting volunteers, soliciting attendance and sponsorships, maintaining mailing lists, RSVPs and follow-up correspondence.
The Communication Specialist will work closely with departments and other university departments to prepare information regarding the input of CSBS Scholarships awarded and will act as the CSBS cash handler as needed.
Collaborate with University personnel, to ensure marketing efforts contribute to style standards and best practices for our internal and external markets; provide guidance and direction on individual unit marketing efforts so that they align with the larger college strategic goals and brand.
Meets regularly with administrators, faculty, staff, and students to develop story and marketing ideas; assists with determining the scope, resources, and budget estimates for projects.
Establishes and maintains procedures, coordinates projects to accomplish goals, monitors projects for compliance with applicable policies and procedures, and is responsible for ensuring projects stay on time and within budget.
Develop text for a variety of digital and print resource material for CSBS stories, events, and programs. Edit acquired content for style, grammar, and accuracy.
Proficient use of a variety of communication tools and platforms, content management systems and social media.
Attend CSUSB committees/meetings as needed to provide support for developing messaging strategies.
The Communication Specialist will coordinate and provide event planning of various college events, including the annual Hall of Fame as well as other key departmental events. This involves obtaining pertinent invitee lists, reserving venues, ordering food, and other event planning requirements to ensure a well-received event.
The Communication Specialist will handle donation checks and other cash instruments as needed.
Other job-related duties as assigned.
Experience & Education:
Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in a related field and the equivalent to two (2) years of related experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge and skill in standard office procedures and practices, ability to take direction and problem solve, as well as the ability to perform in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills as well as written communication skills including exceptional use of proper syntax, standard grammar and punctuation.
Ability to balance multiple projects and work effectively under tight deadlines with attention to detail.
General computer literacy.
The equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, public relations, English, or a related degree program.
Experience in successful strategic communication, advertising, and marketing related experience.
Ability to identify and select information appropriate to the genre of the assignment, e.g., such as social media, videos, letters, feature stories, press releases, digital signage, CSBS website, etc.
Demonstrated ability to understand and become conversant with complex issues.
Working knowledge of University organizational policies, rules, regulations, procurement, purchasing.
Experience in a higher education development or marketing setting is preferred.
Graphic design training and/or experience.
Familiarity with both Mac and PC software is preferred.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.