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Communications Manager - Diverse Candidates Encouraged

Company: University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:

Code: 18466 Posted: 06/15/2022

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that's unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one's future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that's easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Communications Manager

Employment Type: Full time, Academic Staff, Salaried

Reports To: The Communications Manager will report to the Chief Communications Officer (Executive Director of University Relations).

Pay Range: $47,000 - $55,000

The Communications Manager will develop and supervise the execution of communication programs and may supervise personnel and other resources supporting institutional or unit communication goals.

Essential Job Functions

Key Job Responsibilities
  • Manages the day-to-day operational unit plans to align with strategic initiatives and to meet established objectives
  • Plans, writes, and edits content for various internal and external stakeholders
  • Plans and directs unit programs and/or projects to ensure adherence to deadlines and budgets
  • Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures
  • Develops, implements, and delivers communication materials through various mediums to designated audiences Key Skills
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills
    • Positive, forward-focused, and professional attitude
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; ability to successfully interact with faculty, staff, students and media, and other external stakeholders/decision-makers
    • Ability to demonstrate good organizational skills, pay attention to detail, regarding deadlines, and tracking tasks
    • Willingness to accept and welcome change in a fast-paced office environment.
    • Completes tasks and goals in a timely fashion
    • Knowledge of social media platforms, including (but not limited to): Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
    • Cultivates knowledge of various rules, policies, and procedures that impact the organization and operation of the university
    • Ability to perform duties with minimum supervision, exercise motivation, and initiative in decision-making, exhibit creativity and self-direction with a capacity for independent work, managing multiple projects, and working as part of a team
    • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information and records
    • Commitment to the highest ethical standards
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and shared networks (e.g., OneDrive)
    • Proficiency in virtual learning technology (e.g., Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Zoom, etc.)
    • Although not required, the successful candidate for this position will possess familiarity with higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, and/or state and local government agencies.

      • Bachelor's Degree in Communication, Marketing, Journalism, or related field.
      • At least 2 years of relevant experience in marketing, public relations, and/or communications practices.
      • Although not required, the successful candidate for this position will possess familiarity with higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, and/or state and local government agencies. University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Keywords: University of Wisconsin - Parkside, Kenosha , Communications Manager - Diverse Candidates Encouraged, Executive , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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