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Communication Specialist

Company: University of Southern Mississippi
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Communication SpecialistThe University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Communication Specialist.Position DetailsLocationHattiesburg118 College DriveHattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001United StatesDivisionVP External AffairsPosition TypeStaffEmployment StatusFull TimeGrant FundedNoPosting Close DateOpen Until FilledSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsPlease provide a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references.Job SummaryAssists in the execution and overall management of a comprehensive communication program.This includes content generation for USM Foundation print materials, social media and online platforms, as well as related advertising and marketing needs.Primary Duties and Responsibilities Collaborates with the Manager of Communications to create content and design for print materials, including news releases, stewardship pieces and digital media for webpages and social media.This includes setting up interviews, managing background research, photography and/or illustration needs for Foundation materials, as well as copy editing and proofreading.Implements the communication plan for social media, including regular posting to and monitoring of social media channels.Manages inquiries and the receipt of data for distribution lists for print pieces, email marketing and other Foundation needs.Collaborates with the Manager of Communications with the production of donor proposals. This includes individual donor proposal content generation and assisting with background research and other production needs.Assists with maintaining the Foundation's website, including content generation and updating various Foundation web pages. Assists with email communication.Performs other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications Bachelors degree incommunications or a related field from an accredited college oruniversity or equivalent combination of education and experience. Musthave a valid drivers license.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesEmployeesof this position are prohibited from disclosing confidential and proprietaryinformation of donors and prospects, the Foundation, the University and its employeesor students. This confidentiality obligation is effective while employed inthis position and continues after termination of employment.Motivated and enthusiasticReliable and punctualHonest and cooperativeAbility to travel; work before and after normal business hours and some weekendsProfessional and respectfulExcellent written and oral communication skillsOrganized and able to multitask; skill in managing ones own timeResults-driven to accomplish individual and team goals and meet deadlinesAbility to analyze and prepare documents, reports and correspondenceAbility to effectively present information and respond to questionsGood attention to detailAbility to generate creative and persuasive contentAbility to communicate and interact effectively with a diverse group of peoplePreferred QualificationsOneyear of experience in communication or a related field. Experience with websitedevelopment, social media account management, basic graphic design and videoediting.About The University of Southern MississippiThe University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.Send to a Friend

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