Fresno State campus

Communication Specialist (Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II)

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

Communication Specialist
(Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II)

Compensation and Benefits


Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3515 -  $3760 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $3515 - $6358 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 College of Social Sciences, this position is responsible for media relations and the creation and dissemination of communications projects for the college, its departments, programs and institutes.  This position creates, manages, and implements media updates, works closely with University Communications, and maintains strong relationships with each of the departments, programs, institutes, advising center, 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

  • Identify, develop and execute communications strategy for key media contacts
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan
  • Work with media organizations
  • Create and update webpage content in content management system
  • Use Web and social media to achieve communication goals
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in written form with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling and the composition of various communications


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

 

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor's degree, which includes relevant coursework in the field
  • At least two years progressively responsible professional experience in news writing and editing
  • Experience developing, creating and editing electronic/multimedia and Web content
  • Experience in using social media in business/institutional setting
  • Experience with discerning work priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Experience in creating brochures and fliers

 

Department Summary

With ten departments, the College of Social Sciences offers a broad and exciting range of majors, minors, and certificates that help us understand the world as our classroom. From the study of history, political, social, and cultural issues, to projections for our future, our degree programs are designed to develop essential skills necessary to adapt to a constantly changing world and to provide leadership for the new millennium.

Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by 8/23/2022 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.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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