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Manager - Manager of Communication more...
Location:Austin, TX
Company:The University of Texas at Austin
First posted:November 22, 2016

Manager - Manager of Communication Hiring department Dean of Students Monthly salary $3,958+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 16-10-11-01-0418 Job Status Open FLSA status Exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General Notes

May require some work after hours, on nights and weekends due to emergencies, events, breaking news and deadlines.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information Purpose

Provides communications expertise to New Student Services (NSS) with broad responsibilities ranging from developing high-quality communication materials, managing electronic communications, supporting orientation programming and ensuring messaging and graphic design effectively communicate initiatives.

Essential Functions

Manages NSS print, electronic and social media initiatives. Coordinates external and internal communications including messaging, publications, newsletters, website content, mobile application content, print collateral, photography, promotional plans, graphic design (print and electronic), press releases, video production and ad sales. Researches, writes, captures visual content and edits stories for multiple communications platforms. Creates reports, presentations and other communication documents. Assists in producing and editing web content, speeches, scripts, research, reports, presentations and other communication projects. Ensures all projects meet Division of Student Affairs and university guidelines (branding, style, institutional, etc.). Serves as liaison with UT Austin Creative Services to manage electronic and print projects ensuring projects meet budget criteria and deadlines. Develops tactical and strategic content road maps for new student orientation and other initiatives. Manages branded social media portals (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Instagram, etc.). Monitors questions/comments and engages in conversations on official social media portals and across the Internet, including but not limited to Class Facebook Groups or similar online communities. Coordinates with the NSS team for consistent messaging. Develops and manages image, graphic and content databases. Maintains archive/resource materials and documents. Hire, train and supervise full time staff to assist with communications in New Student Services. Supervises student work on projects including graphic design, photography, video production, proofreading/writing/editing, databases, archives and other initiatives. Serves as media contact. Coordinates with Division of Student Affairs and university communications teams on key issues. Drafts talking points and press releases as needed, schedules interviews, researches responses and follows up with media in a timely fashion. Coordinates with Division departments and colleges/schools/units as needed.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field. 3 to 5 years of professional multi-platform communications experience. Demonstrates superior communication skills including writing, editing, public speaking, project management. Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks at once, meet tight deadlines, work well under pressure. Proficiency in taking and editing photographs using professional equipment. Knowledge of video production, photography and basic graphic design techniques. Effective management of social media portals. Proficiency in using PC, Mac, Microsoft Office. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive communications with confidentiality and discretion. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Strong verbal, visual communications and organizational skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite. Prior experience supervising and working with college students in a professional capacity.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving May require work on some nights and weekends responding to events, emergencies, breaking news, deadlines. May require some work after hours, on nights and weekends due to summer orientation scheduling.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus

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