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Communications Assistant (S00213P)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1)Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, major.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S00213P
Position Title Communications Assistant (S00213P)
Department Social Work
Location Arlington
Job Family Administrative Support
Position Status Full-time
Work Hours Standard
Work Schedule

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Open to External and Internal
FLSA
Salary $3,375
Duration Funding expected to continue
Pay Basis Monthly
Benefits Eligible Yes
Job Summary

Provide a broad range of communication support for the School of Social Work (SSW) documenting students, faculty, alumni and staff achievements. The Communications Assistant writes news stories and news releases, as well as edits and designs newsletters, the annual publication/magazine, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, information booklets and videos. The Communications Assistant manages social media and supports marketing, website improvements and advertising initiatives and as part of a collaborative team working closely with admissions, recruitment, special events and community outreach staff members. The Communications Assistant is essential to ensuring effective internal and external communication to our publics and stakeholders and for fostering a positive atmosphere that supports student recruitment, retention and graduation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for writing news stories, news releases and feature stories about student, faculty, alumni and staff achievements, research projects, SSW events and other initiatives. Responsible for taking and editing photos and videos to accompany published news stories, news releases and feature stories. Develops, creates, designs and publishes e-newsletters, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, advertising, hard copy annual report publication/magazine and other promotional materials. Manages social media for the School of Social Work and creates engaging content for posting to social media platforms and to the school’s website, including taking and posting photos, taking and editing videos, and other multimedia activities and functions. Assist SSW’s Communications Coordinator in media training of faculty, staff and students and in identifying and working with university communications to connect faculty and students for interviews with various media outlets, journalists, professional publications and social work related bloggers. Assist in developing and working collaboratively in executing an integrated communication and recruitment-marketing plan and long-range planning calendar for the SSW recruiting, admissions, research, academic programs, SSW centers, community outreach, alumni and other initiatives. The Communications Assistant works as part of a collaborative team of staff members responsible for admissions, recruiting, marketing, special events and community outreach.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication, public relations, multi-media, advertising, marketing or related field. Two or more years of experience in public relations, communication, writing/editing or the equivalent experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Experience using desktop publishing, e-newsletter and magazine publishing, video editing and other graphics publication software. Excellent writing and editing skills and a working knowledge of Associated Press journalism style of writing. Experience effectively managing and marketing content on a website and on a variety of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube). Demonstrated experience can be before and after awarding of degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using email-marketing software, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and audio/visual editing equipment software and animation is a plus. A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others to effectively complete major projects. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In addition, experience working in a higher education environment and having the abilities to evaluate the effectiveness of communication, marketing and public relations campaigns is a plus.

Working Conditions
Special Conditions for Eligibility
EEO Statement

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date
Open Date
Review Start Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1)Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, major.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism or Communications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of experience in public relations, communication, writing/editing or related field do you have?
    • None/less than 2 years
    • 2 to 3 years
    • 4 to 5 years
    • 6 or more years
  3. Do you have experience using desktop publishing, e-newsletter and magazine publishing, video editing and other graphics publication software?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have experience in managing and marketing content on a website and on a variety of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Do you have experience using email-marketing software, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and audio/visual editing equipment software?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover/Interest Letter
  3. Portfolio or Work Samples
  4. References
Optional Documents