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Communications Professional

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Position Details

Position Details

Advertising/Posting Title Communications Professional
Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Posting Summary

Performs communications role for the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, a USDA grants program hosted by the university that serves farmers, researchers, extension and other agricultural service providers in the 12 northeastern states and Washington, D.C. The position reports to the program manager and works in collaboration with the regional coordinator and other SARE staff. The position has oversight of the design, content, tone, and overall concept of web, print and digital media – program publications, news releases, and social media – to assure the program message is consistent, clear, and targeted. The incumbent plans and produces promotional materials for SARE grant programs and educational products, and also oversees list management, develops grant application and instructional materials for the region, and writes and edits features and news copy to tell the story of Northeast SARE grants.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism or related field and four years of experience in writing, public affairs, communications or related field. Experience with marketing and constituent relations. Knowledge of print production, including layout, print technology, and typography. Knowledge of digital media. Web design experience, including knowledge of usability issues, interpretation of site analytics, content management systems, and information architecture. Knowledge of copyright issues, privacy and disclosure issues, list maintenance, and other aspects of information management. Demonstrated ability to independently manage communications projects and budgets. Familiarity with social media applications.

Desirable Qualifications
Other Information

6 month probationary period is required.
Ability to travel to meetings.
Irregular hours may be required.
Cover letter, Resume and 3 references must be submitted with online application to be considered.

Special Conditions Non-standard work hours required, Contingent on continued funding
Category Communications/Journalism, Cooperative Extension, Extension
Job Type Full-time
FLSA Exempt
Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 36320.00
Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 69010.00
Staff Hiring Band Hiring salary budgeted at low end to mid pay band
Staff Union Code NU

Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

Job Open Date 03/03/2017
Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.)
Open Until Filled Yes

Position Information

Position Title Communications Professional
Posting Number S1013PO
Department Ext - SARE/50056
Position Number 013190
Employee FTE 1.0
Employee Term 12

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application