Fresno State campus

Communications Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Marketing/Communications
Position Description

Communications Specialist
(Public Affairs/Communication Specialist II)

Compensation and Benefits


Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:  $3,515 - $4,500 per month

Full classification Salary Range: $3,515 - $6,358 per month

  • This is a full-time, probationary, exempt position.

 

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.

 

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, this position is the school resource person, responsible for media relations and the creation and dissemination of communications projects for the school, its departments, programs and institutes in accordance with the School’s vision, mission, and goals. This position creates, manages, and implements media updates, works closely with University Communications, and maintains strong relationships with each of the departments, programs, institutes, centers, and development director. The incumbent is expected to work closely with University Communications to ensure a consistent campus strategy is developed and executed. Work is performed autonomously under general supervision and requires regular exercising of judgment and discretion to interpret policies and procedures and objectives. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment.

 

Key Qualifications

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including strong public speaking, listening and interpretive skills
  • Good project management and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to keep abreast of campus events and subject matter expertise in relation to current events to identify and capitalize on media opportunities that will promote the university and increase positive media coverage
  • Strong story development and journalistic writing skills, as well as advanced editorial skills
  • Build and manage more sophisticated media contacts

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.

 

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications or related field or 6 years commensurate experience.
  • At least two years of productive professional experience in marketing, content development and communications in education.
  • Experience with administrative marketing, desktop publishing packages, and graphic design
  • May be required to possess a valid driver's license and ability to meet the requirements of Fresno State's "Safe Driving" policy.
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Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by 12/10/2021 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

 

Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

 

Vaccination Interim Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr@csufresno.edu.

 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

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