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Communications Specialist
Are you an excellent writer and visual storyteller? Do you enjoy and understand how to create the right content to connect with different audiences? We’re seeking a Communications Specialist to join the Marketing Communications & Events team in Library Administration to help us enrich the lives of students, faculty, staff, and the community.
You’ll execute marketing initiatives, ensure seamless communications with colleagues and campus partners, and execute projects from concept inception to completion. You’ll work with our MarComm team and stakeholders to support the library’s publicity efforts, write good stories, manage our social media presence, create inclusive and accessible content that represents diverse audiences and supports diversity, equity and inclusion-related initiatives, produce our external and internal e-newsletters, and provide hands-on support at our events. In this role, which reports to the Director, Marketing Communications & Events, you’re a contributing team player who likes sharing information, is willing to learn, and enjoys collaborating with others.  
This position is located in Tucson, AZ.

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Diversity Commitment:
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

  • Manages and implements publicity strategies to create and execute compelling story ideas, news stories, and digital marketing content that highlight the resources, services, events and workshops, exhibits, and people at the University Libraries,  that aligns with our brand identity .
  • Manages the University Libraries social media presence by planning, creating, scheduling, and monitoring social media posts and interacting with users to respond to social media messages, inquiries, and comments. Monitors social media channels for trends, reviews analytics, identifies key metrics, and stays updated with guidelines and changes in social platforms to ensure effectiveness.
  • Creates, edits, and updates website content on the University Libraries websites and campus web pages, and participates in our organizational website strategy and content work.
  • Manages, produces, and distributes the University Libraries external monthly e-newsletter and the internal e-newsletter, and oversees the subscription/distribution lists.
  • Assists in planning, creating, editing, publicizing, and distributing digital and print content—including events, workshops, ads, marketing materials, email, web, video—that aligns with our marketing goals.
  • Participates in planning, coordinating, and providing hands-on support for University Libraries events, programs, and activities during regular work hours and occasional evenings or weekends.
  • Participates in professional development activities for communications, marketing, and social media.
  • Provides some student employee supervision, including delegating publicity-related tasks and projects.
  • The UA Libraries support the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students.  The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of effective marketing and communication principles and best practices.
  • Demonstrated skills in creating social media content, managing a social media calendar, and developing a social media strategy.
  • Ability to effectively present creative ideas to others visually, verbally, and in writing.
  • Strong skills in attention to detail, accuracy, and consistency.
  • Strong organizational and project planning skills, including establishing priorities and managing multiple deadlines.
  • Strong and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with event marketing, planning, and providing hands-on support at events.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives.
  • Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity.
Position: Communications Specialist
Organization: University of Arizona Libraries
Location: Tucson,  AZ 
United States
Salary: $50,000 - $60,000
Posting Start Date: 7/21/2022
Date Posted: 7/21/2022
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field, or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required
  • 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience editing photos, video, and audio for different social media and web platforms.
  • Experience in marketing, communications, social media management, writing, or journalism.
  • Experience with digital marketing and publishing tools such as Trellis, Sprout Social, Hootsuite, TweetDeck, emma, or ConstantContact.
  • Experience with software such as Adobe Creative Suite’s Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
To apply: https://https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/10905?c=arizona
Status: This listing expires on: 10/19/2022
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Organization Information
University of Arizona Libraries
1510 E University Boulevard

Tucson,  AZ 85721
United States
(520) 621-8035
Armando Cruz