Community Engagement Specialist (510868)
The California State University
San Jose
hace 2 días

Description : Job Summary

Job Summary

The SJSU Connie L. Lurie College of Education prepares transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders through teaching, research, and service and are grounded in an emancipatory stance.

Reporting to the Dean of the Lurie College of Education, the Community Engagement Specialist will lead and implement the college's strategy for designing and managing communications and events that amplify the college's profile.

The Community Engagement Specialist will curate the website, blog, social media, print, video, audio, photo, and graphic design communications that are appropriate for various audiences, such as students, faculty, staff, alumni, and external stakeholders in collaboration with the Director of Development and other Lurie College departments and offices.

The Community Engagement Specialist will also collaborate with the Dean's Office, Student Success Center, Institute for Emancipatory Education, and other key personnel to execute in-person and online events that establish the Lurie College of Education as a prominent college in the region and in relation to peer institutions.

The Community Engagement Coordinator must be able to manage multiple projects, effectively work with staff, faculty, and students for the completion of tasks and projects, and effectively establish and maintain working relationships within a diverse environment to create an inclusive environment for all employees and students.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage conceptualization, initiation, plan and design, coordination, implementation and management of long and short-term communication initiatives for the college's internal and external constituents such as faculty staff, students, CSU administrators, alumni, donors, and industry and government partners
  • Manage communications, user experience, accessibility, and search engine optimization through frequent development and maintenance of Lurie College websites
  • Engage current students, alumni, prospective, students, etc. through Dean’s Office online accounts on Discord, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Design flyers, posters, slideshows, and other communication materials
  • Hire, train, and supervise student assistant(s) in communication support
  • Lead coordination, promotion, and execution of in-person and online college wide events including Faculty and Staff Forums, Student Welcome, Dean's Scholars Honors Ceremony, Learning Showcase
  • Provide support for coordination, promotion, and execution of ORTUs i.e., Institute for Emancipatory Education events, Faculty Research Symposiums, SJSU Admitted Spartans Day, and Celebration of Teaching
  • Organize key recruitment and outreach events
  • Liaise with SJSU Commencement team as well as Lurie College leadership and staff to plan and execute the Lurie College Commencement ceremonies each semester
  • Coordinate all communications including timelines, video, script, program, procession, marketing materials, and online content
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience in project management tools, marketing automation platforms such as Marketo, social media platforms, and content management systems such as Omni CMS and Wordpress
  • Strong understanding of web, social, and digital content best practices relating to user experience, accessibility, and audience segments
  • Experience with creating multimedia content on platforms such as Canva and the Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Strong influencing, negotiating, and relationship skills
  • Demonstrated ability to earn credibility and influence opinion leaders
  • Proficiency in organizing and executing engaging and accessible online events using platforms such as Zoom, Google Slides, and YouTube
  • Understanding of brand management principles
  • Understanding of how to use analytics to inform decision making
  • Capacity to write and synthesize complex materials and communicate highly technical information in a manner easily understood
  • Inspire and manage creative agencies and individual contributors ranging from writers and designers to illustrators and videographers
  • Dependability meeting deadlines in tight timeframes
  • Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree and / or equivalent training and four years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and / or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the values and priorities of the Lurie College, with a particular emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Experience preparing written and electronic correspondence for flyers, media, newsletters, websites, social media platforms and reports
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to oversee complex projects and events
  • Experience with digital and social media marketing, producing and editing photos, videos and live content
  • Compensation

    Classification : Administrative Analyst / Specialist - Exempt II

    Anticipated Hiring Range :

    Hiring Range : $4,693 / month - $8,489 / month

    San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the .

    Application Procedure

    Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents :

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • All applicants must apply within the specified application period : February 23, 2022 through March 10, 2022 . This position is open until filled;
  • however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

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    The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.

    Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment.

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    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and / or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

    Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

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    All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting.

    SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


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    San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

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