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University of Colorado Marketing and Communications Coordinator in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description

The College of Business (COB) Marketing and Communications Coordinator assists and implements marketing and communication initiatives for the COB, including special grant initiatives for the Colorado Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (C-CAP), the National Security Agency Faculty Development Program (NSA-FacDev), and the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at the UCCS College of Business. This position reports to the College of Business Marketing and Communications Program Manager and will be responsible for coordinating with offices within the College to support internal and external communications, program recruitment, event promotions, development and implementation of content on all social, web, and e-communications platforms, and management of COB marketing student employees. These duties and services are provided for various COB stakeholders to include graduate, undergraduate, grant-funded programs, non-credit programs, and special initiatives. Work on some nights and weekends may be required. Other duties as assigned.

Who We Are

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. The AACSB International accredited College of Business enrolls approximately 2,000 students annually. The College of Business offers comprehensive undergraduate degrees, select master’s degrees, and professional programs that emphasize principle-based ethical decision making.

Colorado Springs (pop. 400K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties

Marketing and Communications

  • Supports development, production, and posting of content and communications across a variety of COB platforms, including social media, email, website, print and digital marketing materials, videos and/or advertisements.

  • Designs and sends e-communications for COB offices, including three COB newsletters and one ethics newsletter.

  • Writes compelling copy for a variety of communication materials; knowledge of AP style a plus (press releases, newsletters, emails, flyers, etc.)

  • Oversees the marketing student employees with creation and design of marketing materials (e.g. flyers, posters, programs, mailings, email campaigns, etc.) in support of the communication and event management needs of the college.

  • Reviews all COB communication and marketing materials to ensure compliance with UCCS brand and style guidelines.

Website Development

  • Develops, designs, and evaluates the COB’s website content using the campus web content management system.

  • Monitors and corrects website problems to include broken links, images, etc.

  • Utilizes analytics tools such as Google Analytics, social media aggregators, and conversion data to interpret metrics. Summarizes metrics (e.g. web page performance, search volume, advertising campaign performance, etc.) and reports to the Marketing and Communications Program Manager.

  • Works with COB programs to update their webpages and offers training and web resources as needed.

Project Coordination

  • Liaise and traffic marketing project requests from a variety of offices and programs.

  • Coordinates COB marketing projects to effectively meet deadlines.

  • Manages student employees in their marketing and communications projects.

  • Works with COB programs for event planning and promotion.

Job Competencies

  • High level of ethics and integrity.

  • Positive, enthusiastic, and caring attitude.

  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to include excellent written and verbal communications.

  • Ability to meet project deadlines.

  • Excellent project management and time management skills. A self-starter with a proven track record of driving projects from conception through implementation.

  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and other commonly used software programs applicable to business operations.

  • Ability to design, develop and publish marketing materials.

  • Knowledge of marketing and communications theory and practice along with new and traditional media.

  • Ability to work with diverse populations in a multi-cultural environment that is committed to diversity and equality in education.

  • Ability to generate and maintain productive, professional working relationships with internal and external partners.

  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously while effectively managing time and prioritizing tasks.

  • Ability to work independently.

What We Offer

Salary Range: Generally starting at: $38,221 - $52,000.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at: http://www.cu.edu/employee-services .

Tentative Search Timeline

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be at the end of January 2021.

  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be at the end of January/early February 2021.

  • The potential employee start date is at the end of February/early March 2021.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a field of study related to the work assignment (e.g. Business, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, etc.).

  • At least one (1) year of full-time equivalent work experience in a role related to marketing, marketing communications, journalism, or public relations field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one (1) year of full-time equivalent work experience with social media management for an organization.

  • Experience working for a university or a non-profit company.

  • Experience with campus information systems and reporting tools Experience in photography, videography, and/or editing.

  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign and Premiere Pro.

  • Experience with CRM and/or eComm tools, paid digital ads (Facebook, Google), Drupal, Google Analytics, Wordpress, Cvent, Formstack, MailChimp, and/or Canva.

  • Intermediate to advanced graphic design experience.

  • Experience with direct mail programs (traditional and electronic), advertising, promotional materials, media relations, and web and database marketing.

  • Experience in maintaining branding guidelines.

  • Experience and understanding of event planning and event management software such as Cvent.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.

  • Employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

  • Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time

  • Ability to type on a keyboard and use a mouse continuously for long periods of time.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Job: Communication

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Job Category Communication

Department C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Dec 17, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Meghan Stidd, Search Committee Chair

Posting Contact Email mstidd@uccs.edu

Posting Number 00780143

Req ID: 19708

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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