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Classificaiton: Public Affairs/Communication Specialist I Department: Extended Education Marketing Communication Sub-Division: Extension and International Programs Salary Range: $3,120 - $5,283 per month (Anticipated hiring range is $3,120 - $3,334 per month) Appointment Type: Ongoing Time Base: Full-Time Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About CSUF: Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.
Job Summary: It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.
About the Position: Extension and International Programs (EIP) collaborates with University departments and colleges on unique programs for students from the community and around the world. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Communications Specialist (Public Affairs/Communication Specialist I). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, the Communications Specialist is responsible for working independently on a broad range of writing projects involving the many programs of Extension and International Programs (EIP). Assignments include, but are not limited to, websites, social media, email, press release, editorial, interviews, voiceovers, blog, news, media, public affairs, events, program, and digital and print advertising content. Edits acquired content for style, tone, grammar, and accuracy. Ensures communication and marketing efforts contribute to style standards and best practices for internal and external audiences. Researches, identifies, recommends and incorporates new writing styles and techniques to provide a more engaging and growth-oriented web, email, social and digital presence. Collaborates extensively with Marketing and Communications project and creative leads and Associate Director. Other duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications: Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field and up to two years or related professional or technical experience. Knowledge of the fundamentals of public affairs, as well as some exposure to marketing and marketing research. Knowledge of basic web communication techniques, vehicles and formats. Ability to maintain cooperative and cordial relations with individuals and/or groups while obtaining, interpreting, and disseminating information about activities, programs, and objectives of an organization. Strong written and verbal communications skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and modern English usage. Must possess the ability to manage people, solve problems, and coordinate activities where direct supervision is shared.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in higher education within a marketing and communication setting. Deadline-driven with working knowledge of applicable communication and project management solutions such as Bitrix and Airtable. Social media management knowledge with the ability to be a content creator using Adobe Creative Cloud or Canva, an engager utilizing a solution such as Sprout, and an analyzer reviewing reports and making recommendations. Working knowledge of email solutions such as Salesforce Marketing Cloud and MailChimp. Creative writer with the ability to write for different audiences in varying formats. Knowledge of campus infrastructure, policies, and procedures. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and interpret data into user-friendly communications.
Additional Information: California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr.fullerton.edu
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.
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