Communications Coordinator

Portland State University - Portland, OR (30+ days ago)4.2


Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept
Portland State University (PSU) is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action—in Portland and around the world. The city is our classroom, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our campus, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement, and innovation.

Position Summary
In accordance with the AAUP collective bargaining agreement this position is open only to current PSU AAUP academic professionals. Article 17 Section 11 refers: Click Here

Portland State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for a creative, resourceful communications specialist who is an effective project manager, organized, personable and has experience with branding for web, digital platforms, email marketing, print materials and event promotion. We want you to join our incredible team and help share all that Portland and PSU have to offer with prospective students. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, this position is responsible for assisting in the development, planning, and implementation of communication and marketing tactics for Portland State University’s undergraduate admissions, orientation, campus events and visits and commencement.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field, plus 3 years of professional experience in a communications role
  • Evidence of experience or ability to coordinate multiple simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrated skills in website and social media management
  • Demonstrated ability to provide creative direction to graphic designers, videographers, and/or content writers
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate complex concepts with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with a variety of individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Must be able to mentor and oversee student employees
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once with competing deadlines
  • Extremely organized and personable, able to ensure projects are completed on time, at a high quality while connecting with multiple campus stakeholders
  • Experience using Drupal or another Content Management System (HTML knowledge a plus)
  • Experience with email marketing programs and tools
  • Knowledge of Google Apps and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience working with printers and coordinating print development
  • Experience coordinating digital marketing and advertising campaigns
Key Cultural Competencies
  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
  • Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
Environmental Stewardship
Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Work Days/Hours The typical work week is M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in-office, though this job does require flexibility for evening events and optional travel. Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement
The starting annual salary rate for this position is $44,160 with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

Application Instructions
Additional Information
Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)
In accordance with the AAUP collective bargaining agreement this position is open only to current PSU AAUP academic professionals. Article 17 Section 11 refers: Click Here

Please list the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references.

Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No
Background Check Required Yes
Position End Date (if applicable)
If you have questions
Search Details
Posting Close Date 08/30/2018
Projected Close Date for Posting Closes
Application screening begins 08/24/2018