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Title: 1281-YN_ADMINPRO - Public Relations/Communication Coordinator
Business Title: Communications Coordinator
Location: WSU TRI-CITIES CAMPUS
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The Communication Coordinator is a member of the WSU Tri-Cities Office of Marketing and Communication, an in-house strategic and creative team that proactively brings the universities' stories to a broad variety of audiences in support of WSU Tri-Cities' mission and its enrollment, reputational, and advancement goals. This role supports the recruitment marketing strategy, the communications strategy for the university and the Office of the Chancellor for both internal and external engagements.
A Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, marketing or other relevant field AND either two (2) years of professional experience in print OR broadcast news media, public relations, marketing including the use of electronic media or two (2) years of other relevant professional experience.
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel programs.
Demonstrated ability to write press releases, news articles and marketing or promotional content.
Prior experience in higher education with samples of audience-specific writing for prospective, applicant, and matriculating student audiences.
Proven ability to write interesting, accessible copy about complex topics for a non-technical audience.
Ability to write news/feature stories as well as marketing content.
Experience creating social media content.
Experience working with members of the media.
Knowledge of AP style, with an ability to follow editorial standards and apply university brand messaging.
Understanding of higher education recruitment cycle from prospect to applicant to matriculated student.
Excellent writing, editing, fact-checking, proofreading and verbal communication.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively, with persons of varying levels of responsibility and experience, both orally and in writing.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
Posting Close Date: Screening for this position will begin on Thursday, January 12, 2023; however, the recruitment for this position will remain Open until Filled.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Contact information for three references
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or email@example.com.
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