Information Specialist I, Communications & Marketing, Division of Student Life
Pay Grade 39
The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Information Specialist I, Communications & Marketing in the Division of Student Life. This is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the University aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The University values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff that serve our students through 21 departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
The Position: The Communications & Marketing department is new to the Division of Student Life, designed to provide creative solutions to division communication needs. The Information Specialist I plays a critical role on this team, providing project management and oversight to meet the needs of 21 departments and centers. The Information Specialist I plans, coordinates, and executes integrated marketing and communication plans, providing graphic design, layout, and production assistance. The Information Specialist I must organize, manage, and prioritize workflows from creative development to product delivery, enforcing a rigorous approval process to maintain university branding standards and quality control.
The Information Specialist I leads regular discovery meetings with department leadership, providing insight on strategic planning and deliverables. The Information Specialist I also provides professional creative writing, text editing, and proof-reading for all communication mediums (web, print, social media, email, news releases, video scripts, etc.); supplies design ideas, production layout, and illustrations to support divisional and department projects; and creates original content to share and promote the Division of Student Life and its departments.
The Information Specialist I must build positive relationships with division staff, campus partners, students, and faculty; serve as a liaison to the campus Communications and Marketing office; manage relationship with vendors; and serve on university/division committees.
Internal Number: 160246
About University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.