Washington State University Communications Manager, Online MBA Programs in Pullman, Washington

Position Details

Summary of Duties

As a member of the Carson College Communications team, this position will enhance the overall market presence and impact for the WSU MBA programs in the Pacific Northwest through digital and print strategy. This work will take place on behalf of the college and provides leadership to our contracted online service provider.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, this position will manage the day-to-day oversite of our communications partnership with our online service provider, ensuring accuracy of information, timely release of content, and implementation of agreed upon social media strategies and engagement.

Additional Information

View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Position Qualifications

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing or other relevant field AND 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.

Additional Requirements

Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and intercultural communications skills.

Experience executing strategic communication plans and complex communication projects.

Demonstrated ability to work with others in a team environment.

Ability to proactively identify and solve problems within projects.

Experience managing complex communications or marketing projects with multiple competing deadlines.

Demonstrated experience researching, writing and editing materials on a wide range of stories and content.

Experience writing news stories or press releases using Chicago style.

Knowledge of public relations, branding content marketing and social marketing principles.

Experience using Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Hootsuite and Excel programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to work as part of a team and independently as needed.

Excellent customer service skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Demonstrated experience using social media platforms for a business or organization, including planning and publishing posts and using measurement tools to evaluate performance and adjust.

Experience using WordPress to create and edit pages.

Professional work experience in a higher education environment.

Experience with videography and script writing.

Familiarity with Adobe Creative Site, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

Five years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified in the position description.

Knowledge of university policies and procedures or experience with a similar organizational structure.

Familiarity with principles of graphic design.

Familiarity with Washington State University brand identity.

Will this position require a background check?

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

EEO Statement

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 veterans, 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 hrs@wsu.edu.

Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional

University Title: Public Relations/Communication Coordinator

Working Title: Communications Manager, Online MBA Programs

College/Area: Carson College of Business

Department: Carson College of Business

Department Link: Carson College of Business

Position Number: 128427

Hiring Unit: Marketing & Communications Dean's Office

Work Location: Pullman

Zip Code: 99164

This position is in a Bargaining Unit: No

Appointment Status: Permanent

Job Appointment (FTE%): 100%

Position Term in Months: 12

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Open Date: 11/09/2018

Close Date: 12/09/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Posting Number: 20134783P