7003, Communications Specialist

San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Review of applications will be ongoing. The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.

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Position Information
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible position. The position status is temporary with an anticipated duration of up to three years and the possibility of permanency. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The incumbent will carry out the communications, public affairs, and marketing programs of the Division of Business & Financial Affairs. Under the direct supervision of the Associate Vice President of Mission Valley Development, the incumbent will independently and strategically support communications priorities for the Division of Business and Financial Affairs. They will research, write, edit, and proofread print and electronically based communication materials.

The incumbent also will shoot and edit digital photography; write and produce short marketing and social media videos, write, post and manage social media as necessary; manage and update website content and blogs as needed; and assist in developing marketing campaigns for specific initiatives.

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Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,750 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,104 - $7,209 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, marketing, journalism, media studies, or related field.
Minimum of two years of related professional, work experience.
Knowledge of the fundamentals of public affairs and communication, and exposure to marketing and marketing research.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, and the composition of various communication channels.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

Team-oriented, highly professional individual with courteous demeanor.
Ability to independently handle multiple work unit priorities and projects.
Ability to remain focused and work extensively with details, with accuracy and speed.
Ability to accurately perform routine tasks and learn quickly in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with diverse audiences.
Ability to think quickly and react calmly to adverse conditions.
Ability to interact/represent the department and university in a professional manner.
Master's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or related field.
Experience using MS Office Suite.
At least three years of professional experience in social media, communications and/or digital communications and marketing
At least three years of related professional or technicial experience.
Application Procedures
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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