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Public Comm Specialist - Advanced Associate Director, Communications & Strategy

Company: University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Associate Director, Communications & StrategyPlease see Special Instructions for more details.Please submit a mini-portfolio, 3-5 pieces, of your communications work. Some examples could include a Twitter campaign, blog post, graphic design, written article or Facebook/Instagram post.Posting InformationPosition Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment? NoPosition Title Public Comm Specialist - AdvancedWorking Title Associate Director, Communications & StrategyFull-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time PermanentIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentHours per week 40Work ScheduleMonday - Friday8am - 5pmDepartment Name and Number Study of American South-312200Date First Posted 04/15/2021Closing Date 05/03/2021Position LocationPosition Posting Category Public Relations/Communications/MarketingDepartment DescriptionThe Center for the Study of the American South at UNC -Chapel Hill is committed to nurturing rigorous scholarship, critical conversations, and creative expressions for a diverse and changing South. We explore the region in all of its dimensions, including its global impacts, with a particular emphasis on multidisciplinary research centered in the arts, humanities, and social sciences that reaches issues such as health and well-being, justice, equity and inclusion, and environmental sustainability. We believe in promoting research that is timely and responsive to the region and nation's most urgent issues. Our audiences include students and scholars, alumni, and the general public from every racial and socioeconomic background. The diverse southerners with which we collaborate are accountable to the region's reputation for hospitality, creativity, and authenticity.Equal Opportunity EmployerThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.Position DescriptionThe Associate Director for Communications and Strategy at the Center for the Study of the American South leads the work to deliver the Center's scholarship and research directly to public audiences, including the work of the Southern Oral History Program ( SOHP ), Southern Cultures (SC), and the pan-University Southern Futures initiative. They will extend the Center's academic work to impact local, regional, and national issues. Communicating with partners is an important aspect of this leadership, and the Associate Director will set, guide, and implement the strategy for all such communications activities including: messaging and content development, website, news media placement, social media, and collateral materials designed to advance the partnerships that enhance the Center's research and publication, increase its visibility and engage its target audiences. The Associate Director will support purposeful partnerships with on- and off-campus partners to bring community concerns in direct relationship to the Center's research and publication work. The Associate Director will assist the Director in implementing organization-wide strategic plans. Reporting to the Center's Director, this position is part of the Center's leadership team and is responsible for a communications budget. This position will supervise undergraduate interns and/or independent contractors.Minimum Education and Experience RequirementsBachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.Essential Skills, Knowledge and AbilitiesThe ideal candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to work under tight deadlines with input from multiple stakeholders; extensive knowledge of visual communication techniques, and a working knowledge of and facility with social media platforms and analytic tools. Candidates must possess demonstrated knowledge of and ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Knowledge of Southern studies, including arts, politics, literature, history, ecologies, and other fields is helpful, but a sincere interest in the field, and a willingness to educate oneself, are mandatory. The ideal candidate must also have high attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to work well on multiple overlapping projects and deadlines, have strong interpersonal communication skills, and a willingness and ability to jump between tasks on short notice. The candidate will have a demonstrated ability to convert creative ideas into visual statements that distill broad themes and attracting new audiences to CSAS events, publications, and research. In addition, the selected candidate will have experience with Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, and Lightroom), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), social media scheduling platforms (such as Tweetdeck, Buffer, or Hootsuite), WordPress, HTML .Preferred QualificationsA Master's degree in a related field, including communications, media, journalism, Southern Studies, or allied disciplines is strongly preferred. Other highly preferred qualifications include: communications, public relations and/or marketing experience, especially related to the direction/oversight of programs that focus the academic and research resources of a higher education institution towards community or regional issues; experience in higher education and/or the arts - particularly in a changing regional, national and international higher education environment - or in non-profit organizations, government or public service; and previous experience working with and in service to diverse types of southern communities.Required Licenses/CertificationsSpecial Physical and Mental RequirementsOffice of Human Resources Contact InformationIf you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.Required DocumentsCurriculum Vitae / ResumeCover LetterList of ReferencesMedia PresentationOptional DocumentsOther DocumentOther Document 2Other Document 3Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).* Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Public Communications Specialist position.Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate in a related fieldAssociate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate in an unrelated field and 4 years of related experienceAssociate's in a related and 2 years of related experienceCombination of post-high school education and/or experience in a related field to equal at least 4 years (ex. 1 year towards a related degree and 3 years of related experience)Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal 8 years (ex. 1 year of high school and 7 years of related experience)None of the aboveDescribe your most challenging communications project (publication, website, marketing endeavor, or other) and the steps you took to produce it.(Open Ended Question)In 100 words or less, describe why you believe you have good communication skills and the ability to reach others.(Open Ended Question)Do you have experience using a variety of media (e.g., surveys, tools, electronic, print, brochures, pamphlets, etc.) in your communication plans?YesNoHow many years of experience do you have in designing and implementing communication plans?1 - 3 years4 - 5 years5+ YearsSDL2017

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