Public Affairs Specialist I - Center communications and media specialist

University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX4.3

Purpose To coordinate and implement all media and social media, website, and public relations for the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.

Essential Functions Manage social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram): research and schedule postings; ensure consistent coverage; edit and make sure student worker posts are accurate; work with Outreach Coordinator to promote CREEES and partner events through social media; post special notices/opportunities for our students, articles related to the CREEES region, and updates on our students and alumni to social media; promote courses through social media. Events promotion: create and send out events emails in coordination with Outreach Coordinator; create posters/graphics for all events; attend events and photograph them for use on social media and website. Website management: Manage, create and update content for Center website such as events postings, student opportunities, and new programs. Grant reporting: assist Assistant Director with data mining for twice yearly grant reports.

Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications 60 Undergraduate Semester Hours. A combination of two years of experience in designing promotional events and/or managing public relations. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment. Experience managing and prioritizing multiple projects at once. Experience designing and implementing targeted social media campaigns. Graphic design experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications Experience creating podcasts. Familiarity with Mail Chimp or similar programs. Experience with website design and curation. Interest in the Russia/East Europe/Eurasia region.

Working conditions May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Occasional evening and weekend events.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus