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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 1207286
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Communications

Communication Specialist (Public Affairs/Communication Specialist III)

Classification: Public Affairs/Communication Specialist -12 Month-Specialist III

AutoReqId: 10337BR

Department: Parking and Transportation

Sub-Division: Associate VP Administration

Salary Range: $4,104-$6,999 per month (Department hiring range $4,104 - $4,828 per month)

Appointment Type: Ongoing

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About CSUF:

Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 40,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Peforming Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

About the Position:

The office of Parking and Transportation is committed to providing services and alternatives to the CSUF community that mitigate parking and traffic congestions, improve air quality, reduce emissions, and promote personal health and well-being. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as a Communication Specialist (Public Affairs/Communications Specialist III). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

The Communications and Marketing Specialist for Parking and Transportation Services coordinates the communications and marketing strategies in support of the department's overall goals. Under the general direction of the Director, the Communications and Marketing Specialist is responsible for independent performance of the department's communications and outreach. Responsible for the oversight and lead coordination of external and internal marketing efforts for the department, media relations, community outreach, web communications, and publication functions. Oversees design and execution of the marketing plan and all department marketing materials to increase awareness of programs and providing timely updates to the campus community. Responsible for overseeing the department's web marketing and social media strategy. Developing and administering social media accounts to inform campus employees, students, and visitors. Communicates efforts by creating and delivering the appropriate media messages. Manages all department publications and maintains oversight of the department website. Develops internal stories to be communicated to external constituencies. Ensures consistency of brand presentation across programs, aligned with division and university branding strategies. Uses analytics to track the effectiveness of projects. Educates administrators and staff regarding effective marketing practices. Serves as the department liaison to other university departments such as Strategic Communications, to ensure that university activities support the desired brand presentation. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelors degree of the equivalent from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field. Two years of related professional or technical experience. Knowledge of the fundamentals of public affairs and/or media relations, as well as some exposure to marketing and marketing research. Possession of strong written and verbal communication skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, and the composition of various communication vehicles. Ability to develop themes and concepts and oversee the creation of content and communication materials. Comprehensive knowledge of marketing and research techniques and methods. Ability to use market research to enhance the impact of communication strategies and campaigns. Working knowledge of appropriate use of statistical techniques. Possession of expert-level networking and interpersonal skills including strong consultative and persuasive skills to work with internal and external constituents and the media. Possession of expert writing and editorial skills, as well as demonstrated organizational skills.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Special Working Conditions:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Hiring Preference: On-Campus CSUEU Employees

Application Deadline: 03-May-2018

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