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Communications Coordinator

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Note 1: Required: Please upload three writing samples of your work. Two writing samples should represent your ability to write promotional copy in the form of a news story, press release, social media campaign, or website content. The third writing sample should represent your work in communications strategy and planning. For this sample, you might submit a communications plan for an event, product, or service. Note 2: Occasional evening or weekend work may be required. Note 3: Some travel may be required to off-campus activities. -UTSA is a tobacco-free campus. -UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. -This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Position Details

Position Information

Title of Position Communications Coordinator
Requisition Number BES20170592P
Department Posting Name Library - Communications
Location Main Campus
Recruitment Type External
Position Type This is a Classified, benefits eligible, position.
Grant Funded? No
Hours per week 40
If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

If Temporary, Ending Date
Recruiting Rate Commensurate with experience
Beginning Salary Flexibility Yes
Pay Basis Salary
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education? No
Preferred Education Master's Degree
Field of Study

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Information Systems or a related field from an accredited institution.

MS Office Experience Required Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle? No
Other Computer and Software Skills Required

Personal computer, various desktop publishing software and Microsoft Office, and standard office equipment.

Experience and Other Skills Required

Five years of experience in public relations, communications, writing/editing, marketing, or web publishing. (A Master’s degree may substitute for two of the five years of required experience.)

Demonstrated understanding of English language usage, writing styles, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Superlative writing and verbal communication skills.

Ability to organize and track projects and tasks, to maintain time schedules, and to maintain attention to detail while managing multiple priorities.

Ability to learn and adopt the use of new software programs quickly and proficiently.

Ability to understand and creatively solve complex problems in a deadline driven environment.

Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience? Other-Per Job Description
Other Skills Preferred

Master’s Degree in Communications or directly related field from an accredited institution.

Experience in a higher education, government or nonprofit environment.

Content management systems, WordPress, Photoshop, Acrobat, Canva, or other graphics/web software

Experience managing projects

Two years or more of supervisory experience

Description of Job Duties

Responsible for the organization and execution of complex communications and marketing activities in support of UTSA Libraries.

Provides direction and coordination for communications and marketing functions of the department. Serves as the liaison to University Marketing and Communications.

Develops, implements, and assesses communication plans, public relations efforts, and marketing programs. Determines appropriate communication channels to effectively market Libraries’ services, resources, and events.

Serves as the editor for all communications and publications. Writes, edits, formats and assembles documents and publications for the department, ensuring that they are in compliance with Libraries and University standards and requirements.

Directs the work of assigned staff.

Works to create and maintain a uniform image and brand in support of the UTSA Libraries’ values and strategic priorities.

Develops, cultivates and maintains internal communications networks within the department.

Monitors budgets for communications and marketing project and programs.

Periodic:
Lead and assist with special projects.

Provide research and summary of information; writes briefings, speeches and presentations.

Attends meetings and serves on committees.

Posting Open Date 12/22/2017
Posting Close Date at midnight on 01/19/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Notes To Applicants

Note 1: Required: Please upload three writing samples of your work.

Two writing samples should represent your ability to write promotional copy in the form of a news story, press release, social media campaign, or website content.

The third writing sample should represent your work in communications strategy and planning. For this sample, you might submit a communications plan for an event, product, or service.

Note 2: Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.

Note 3: Some travel may be required to off-campus activities.

-UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

-UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

-This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Communications, English, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Information Systems or a related field AND five years (paid, full-time equivalent) of experience in public relations, communications, writing/editing, marketing or web publishing. A Master's degree may substitute for two of the required years of experience. Do you have one of the following combinations?
    • Yes, Bachelor's degree + 5 years of required experience
    • Yes, 18 graduate hours + 4 years of required experience
    • Yes, Master's degree + 3 years of required experience
    • No
  2. * Please describe any experience you have writing, editing, and coordinating production of various marketing and communication materials. Positions in which you gained this experience should be listed in more detail in the "Work Experience" section of this application.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please rank your expertise in using Microsoft Excel
    • No Experience
    • Basic level experience
    • Intermediate level experience
    • Advanced level experience
  4. * Please rank your expertise in using Microsoft PowerPoint
    • No experience
    • Basic level experience
    • Intermediate level experience
    • Advanced level experience
  5. * Please rate your level of experience with Microsoft Outlook
    • No experience
    • Basic experience
    • Intermediate level experience
    • Advanced level experience
  6. * Do you have experience in communications/marketing in a higher education, government, or non-profit setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Please list any Content Management Systems in which you have experience and your level of expertise in each (e'g. beginner/intermediate/advanced)

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please acknowledge your understanding that this position requires some travel to off-campus activities and occasional evening/weekend work
    • Yes
  9. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Advertisement/External Publication (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • Friend/Personal Referral
    • Internal Employee
    • Job Board/Website (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Indeed
    • Social Media-Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  10. * Please acknowledge your understanding that if you are offered a position at UTSA, you must come to the Human Resources Office, (4th floor North Paseo Bldg) on your first day of employment with the appropriate documentation (http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf#9) of your identity and ability to legally work in the United States.
    • Yes, I acknowledge

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
  4. Writing Sample 1 (refer to Special Notes to Applicants for instruction)
  5. Writing Sample 2 (refer to Special Notes to Applicants for instruction)
  6. Writing Sample 3 (refer to Special Notes to Applicants for instruction)
Optional Documents