Communications Specialist - University Communications
Job no: 493583
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing
Summary: Grand Valley State University’s office of University Communications is looking for a Communications Specialist, who tells the stories of Grand Valley through news releases, and internal and external print and web publications. The successful candidate will meet with university faculty and staff and generate story ideas and media coverage.
Required Qualifications and Education:
- A bachelor’s degree
- At least three years experience in professional communications
- Ability to write creatively and effectively on a variety of topics
- Ability to meet tight deadlines
- Experience using multiple platforms to communicate internally and externally
- Strong interpersonal skills and a desire to work with our already established team
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
- Communications background in Higher Education or media is preferred
Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
- Cover assigned beats/areas of the university
- Generate news releases and internal and external print and Web content
- Generate story ideas and media coverage
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Department/Division: University Communications; University Relations Division
How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter, resume and three writing samples. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. Please upload three separate writing samples into the three 'other' slots on the application. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Application Deadline Date: Consideration of applications will begin on April 12, 2021, and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 331-9530.
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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