The School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut seeks candidates for a full time Publicity/Marketing Coordinator (UCP 4) position. Working under the general supervision of the Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Affairs, the Publicity/Marketing Coordinator will, in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Affairs, implement and evaluate the informational and promotional activities of the School of Pharmacy. Incumbent will also provide assistance for other special projects or services necessary to the School.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Works with the Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Affairs to plan cost-effective strategies and promotional campaigns designed to attract membership, audiences, and attendance for each event. Designs, schedules, and produces brochures, posters, advertising flyers, newspaper advertisements, and other informational and promotional materials; prepares designs for production, including layouts, paste-up, type specs, and mechanical, as needed; reviews and corrects proofs. Responsible for writing copy for press releases, public service announcements, informational listings and other publicity materials. Schedules and coordinates volume mailings; keeps informed of mailing regulations and cost-saving measures. Maintains working relationship with members of public media to promote coverage of department events; assists with special media events designed to draw attention to school programs. Maintains and updates computerized mailing lists, card files, and other necessary records, and assists in evaluating success of promotional and marketing campaigns; makes recommendations for improvements. Maintains fiscal records of expenditures and income and makes recommendations for more cost-effective publicity activities. Keeps informed regarding available graphic products, services, and costs and University branding guidelines. Responsible for all aspects of planning, coordinating, and executing both small and large events (Commencement, Professionalism Ceremony, etc). May be assigned responsibilities for other school projects, which may be on-going or short-term, and which require planning, coordination, supervision, and resolution of complaints or problems; such assignments are necessary to the work of the unit and may require specialized knowledge such as knowledge of regulations and laws governing a public facility, knowledge of a particular clientele, etc. May recruit, train, organize, and supervise student workers and/or volunteers as necessary to carry out promotional/informational events. Works in concert with other staff to implement promotional and other activities. Performs related duties as required.
Associate’s degree and two to four years of experience in graphic design or related field, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
Experience planning and coordinating all aspects of programs and events.
Demonstrated abilities with creative graphics software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and comparable software.
Experience updating websites.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including editing skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrated supervisory ability.
Knowledge and experience with social media tools.
Willingness and ability to work flexible and irregular hours including nights and weekends in support of program activities and events.
Willingness and ability to travel in state in support of program activities and events.
Experience managing multiple tasks while complying with deadlines.
High level of proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, graphic design, art, or related field.
Experience developing outreach programs designed to promote programs, events and services.
Knowledge of industry standards and/or university branding guidelines in relation to the use of graphics, logos, and proprietary materials.
Experience working in higher education.
This is a 12- month, full-time position. Successful candidate will work full-time, however hours and work schedule are subject to change depending upon program needs. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits.
Please upload a cover letter, detailing how the minimum and preferred qualifications are met through prior experience, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via UConn Jobs at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. Include the search number (2018128) in all correspondence. Screening will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018128).
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 16, 2017.
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