Work closely with the Department Chair and Director of Finance, Operations and Personnel to plan and implement the departmentâ™s internal and outward-facing communication efforts.
Maintain graphics and content on the departmentâ™s website, Facebook page, Coolsign displays, to include faculty information, student resources, department news, workshops, conferences, and events.
Conduct the job market candidate photo shoot and maintain their web page content.
Manage departmentâ™s social media presence.
Create, develop, and maintain individual faculty home pages.
Track and record news coverage and recent publications of the departmentâ™s faculty and researchers.
Responsible for photography and video coverage for department events.
Provide training on updating websites to faculty, staff, and students.
Responsible for writing, editing, and designing the biannual department newsletter.
Maintain the alumni database to provide updated address list to publisher of department newsletters.
Solves a range of straightforward problems, as work assignments are difficult and broad in nature, usually requiring originality and ingenuity.
Continues to build higher level knowledge of the University, processes and customers.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in Journalism, Graphic Design, or related field
Experience working in a university setting
Communications and Outreach experience
Comprehensive website and social media experience
Experience with Graphic Design
Knowledgeable in Adobe Creative Suite
Familiarity with InDesign or similar program
Experience with Premiere Pro or similar software programs for photography
Experience in Drupal or similar web management system
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy with a diverse population
Ability maintain a friendly and professional demeanor and to work productively under competing deadlines
Ability to use appropriate resources to resolve complex issues
Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team
Ability to use or learn a range of position-related software applications
Ability to follow an issue through to resolution
Strong design and proofreading skills
Understanding of web and social media best practices
Project management skills
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to train others
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