Communications and Marketing Specialist

University of Maryland - College Park, MD (30+ days ago)4.2

The Communication and Marketing Specialist within the Division of Information Technology (DIT) supports the division through developing and managing clear, effective, consistent communications programs and processes in alignment with DIT’s mission, vision, goals, and core values. The Specialist will be responsible for the development of effective and targeted communication and marketing campaigns that inform university community members about DIT services and programs and advance the division’s identity. The Specialist will prepare and distribute communications to the all-campus audience and subsets of the university community; develop communication strategy for DIT, publicizing resources to university constituents (and externally, if appropriate); manage DIT’s website and social networking channels; and assist with IT-related promotional and outreach activities. The Communication and Marketing Specialist reports to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Technology and Innovation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Communications, English, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field.


A minimum of 10 years experience in communications and marketing, which includes experience supporting successful communications programs utilizing writing, web content development/management, social media, electronic communications, graphic design, and event production.


Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate succinctly to a variety of audiences, both technical and non-technical.

Ability to work concurrently on multiple projects, adjust to changes in priorities, and respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations.

Ability to work independently and within a group as needed.

  • Customer service focused with a wide range of experience in communicating IT services.
  • Familiar with existing services and IT systems deployed at UMD.
  • Strong collaborative skills working with a variety of diverse constituencies.
  • Experience with website development, content management, and email management software.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent administrative, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Experience supervising student staff or others.
  • Proficiency in and willingness to learn learn new technologies related to Web development.
Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Posting Date: 07/16/2018 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 07/30/2018 Physical Demands
Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents