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Communications Specialist or Manager - Flexible/Hybrid Remote
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Salary: - Salary
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 680222
Job Summary: The University of Alabama System is receiving applications for the position of Communications Specialist or Communications Manager. This position is based in Tuscaloosa in the University of Alabama System Office. A hybrid remote schedule will be considered after a six-month introductory period.
Reporting to the Director of System Communications, this position will develop high-impact, compelling content and will implement communications plans, activities, and tactics to support the goals of the University of Alabama System.
Note to Applicants: This job will be filled according to the qualifications of the applicant up to Communications Manager. To be considered for this role, candidates must have experience with social media management and digital communications and must submit a letter of interest along with at least two writing samples.
Education / Experience
Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Journalism or closely related field
Advanced knowledge of various social media platforms and demonstrated understanding of digital best practices
Knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of communications and public relations
At least two (2) years of relevant experience (Student or Graduate Assistant, Intern, or student-oriented experience will be considered)
Experience with social media management and digital communications
Exceptional writing skills and ability to develop engaging content
Strong communication and research capabilities
Creative and strategic thinking skills, including the ability to evaluate analytics to assess effectiveness of communications tactics
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities while meeting deadlines
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, cooperatively and strategically across various functions, levels and departments
Visual communications skills, including graphic design, video and photography, and experience working with tools such as Canva or Adobe Creative Suite
Responsibilities Include but are not Limited to the Following
Help develop and execute social media strategy, ensuring alignment with the UA System's Core Principles and the comprehensive communications strategy
Manage UA System social media channels (LinkedIn and Twitter), including routine monitoring and responses to inquires
Develop strategies to increase engagement, reach, and promote overall brand awareness across channels
Assist with planning, creation, management, and monitoring of UA System websites
Create compelling content including external messages, social media posts, web copy and graphics
Assist with developing and implementing external and internal communications plans and activities
Monitor industry news and trends to identify relevant opportunities and refine strategies
Salary is commensurate with skill level and years of experience of applicant. The University of Alabama System offers a valuable and comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; generous vacation, personal, sick and holiday leave; access to matching contributions in a 403(b) supplemental retirement plan; a tuition assistance program for employees, their spouse and eligible dependents; and life insurance. For more information on the benefits package, please visit the System's Benefits webpage.
All eligible employees are required by state law to participate in the Teachers' Retirement System. This defined benefit program provides eligible, retired employees with a specific benefit payable monthly for the lifetime of the member. The value of this monthly retirement payment generally increases with each year of service. Upon service retirement, employees are also eligible to join the state's Public Education Employee Health Insurance Plan (PEEHIP).
Application Instructions: Applications (to include a letter of interest, resume, minimum of two writing samples, and contact information for three professional references) must be submitted online. To apply, please visit: https://uasystem.isolvedhire.com/jobs/
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama System is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
As the state’s flagship university, The University of Alabama family has always focused on being the best. After all, we are The Capstone of Higher Education. Founded in 1831 as the state’s first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, learn from the best and brightest faculty, and make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world. You’ll like what you find here. Become part of The University of Alabama family.
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