Fresno State campus

Health Communication & Promotion Specialist (Pub Affairs/Comm Spec II)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services

Health Communication & Promotion Specialist
(Public Affairs/Communication Specialist II)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,761 - $4,500 per month 

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,761 - $6,803 per month

  • This is a full-time, probationary, exempt position.
  • Positions at Fresno State are to perform their work onsite. Some positions, depending upon University needs and operations, may be eligible for remote work, one day per week, pursuant to Fresno State's remote work guidelines and the CSU policy.

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 15 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 general direction and reporting to the Director of Wellness Services, the Health Communication and Promotion Specialist plays a critical role in informing students about the available health, counseling and wellness services, events and programs offered by the Student Health and Counseling Center.  This position is responsible for the strategic direction, organization, creation and delivery of communication and promotional materials in print and digital media and is also responsible for the Student Health and Counseling Center’s social media platforms and websites. This position requires someone who is well versed in graphic and digital design with the ability to reach college students in new and innovative ways.

This position will supervise a Graphic Design Student Assistant and Marketing Student Assistant.

Day-to-day work is performed independently with general instruction.


Key Qualifications

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including strong public speaking, listening and interpretive skills.
  • Ability to develop educational materials and media such as pamphlets, audio and video materials, and present information accurately, effectively and concisely.
  • Ability to apply independent judgment, discretion and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough and creative solutions.
  • Ability to independently handle multiple work unit priorities and projects.
  • Strong writing and editing skills to quickly produce clear and concise standard documents for internal and external publication.
  • Ability to appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience designing print and digital media.
  • Experience recording, editing and producing videos.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite software programs.
  • Experience running social media platforms.
  • Experience working in a college or university setting.
  • Experience working in healthcare communications, social media and marketing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a highly consultative and collaborative environment.

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


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year regionally accredited institution or comparable experience in the field of media relations, communications, or with substantial coursework in a related field.
  • At least two years of progressively responsible professional experience in public relations, marketing, creating/developing multimedia content, or using social media in a business/institutional setting.

Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by November 17, 2023 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.


COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.  Questions may be sent to


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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