This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Public Info Representative 2 position for the College of Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU).
The Oregon State College of Engineering (COE) comprises five schools:
School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering
School of Civil and Construction Engineering
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
School of Nuclear Science and Engineering
The COE's Advancement Communications team is responsible for external advancement communications efforts in building the college's reputation, alumni engagement and development, and student recruitment/retention.
Workload will be split between support of the COE as a whole (70%) and support of the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering (30%).
The primary purpose of this position is implementing the advancement communications plans for COE functional areas such as undergraduate programs, graduate programs, industry, research, and faculty advancement.
The secondary purpose of this position is to serve as NSE's primary representative. This includes developing, maintaining, and implementing the advancement communications plan for NSE that aligns with and supports the COE's overall advancement communications plan; developing high-quality publications and other communication media; and advising NSE leadership on external communications best practices.
Key contributions include project management, researching, writing and editing a wide range of stories, from chronicles of academic programs and research projects in nuclear science and engineering, to feature articles with a human-interest focus. The position also has responsibilities for social media, template-based graphic layout, and web content/editing.
Three years of experience as a public relations representative for an organization which involved gathering information, writing and/or producing materials, presenting information to the public, handling public relations, preparing press releases, and interaction with the news media. At least one year of this experience must have involved participating in planning and administering an organization’s public relations program. A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or a closely-related field may substitute for up to two years of the general experience but will not substitute for the one year of specialized experience.
Demonstrated experience working within a collaborative production team and a wide range of individuals and groups.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Highly effective organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks.
Ability to exercise diplomacy and discretion in handling sensitive or controversial issues.
Experience with desktop publishing software (preferably Adobe Creative Suite).
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
Office environment. Occasionally assist in events on and around campus in the evening and on weekends.
Occasional travel offsite in support of alumni events etc. Often required to (lift /carry / push / pull) objects weight >= 20 pounds.
Typical work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but maintains flexibility.
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