Communications Coordinator

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Classification:Communications Specialist 2
Grade:Grade 77
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Position Summary:

The Division of Clinical Health Sciences is seeking applications for a Communications Coordinator. This position for developing and disseminating content for the Division's internal and external communications and marketing channels.


15EVENTS: • Ensure that public events are promoted appropriately • Post events to Division’s calendar • Post events to unit social media • Forward events to Communications Manager for further promotion and addition to newsletter • Develop materials for unit events (e.g. invitations, promotional flyers, presentations, handouts, etc.) • Assist with the planning and implementation of Division recruiting or events related to graduation, etc.Essential
15PUBLICATIONS: • Develop publication content using standard COH templates when available/appropriate • Disseminate publications to key stakeholders • Share publications with Communications Manager for further dissemination as appropriate • Work with Communications Manager to identify unit needs for publication templates and develop plans for creationEssential
20MARKETING: • Develop and maintain content promoting academic programs • Develop program/course flyers using COH-developed template • Ensure that Division faculty and staff are using most up-to-date marketing materials • Solicit periodic unit reviews of program marketing materials to ensure content is current • Use, disseminate, and encourage unit adoption of COH marketing materials and templates • Ensure that logo usage guidelines are met and address improper use of logos • Coordinate with Communications Manager on planning and implementation of advertising campaignsEssential
20SOCIAL MEDIA: • Overall management of the Division’s social media accounts • Develop and maintain a content calendar • Regularly request content from staff and faculty and develop posts • Monitor performance data (analytics) • Share content with the Communications Manager for re-sharing on COH accountsEssential
25WEBSITE: • Ensure website content is accurate, up-to-date, and appropriate for relevant audiences • Solicit periodic faculty/staff reviews of webpages to ensure content is current • Ensure content accessibility requirements are met (including PDFs) • Identify and fix broken links, typos, and missing images • Map and reorganize unit webpages to make visitor navigation easier and consistent with College of Health web formats • Implement usability improvements • Work with ITS to address technical issues • Monitor performance data (analytics)Essential
5NEWS: • Regularly request news stories from Division and faculty and staff, compile, and share with the Communications Manager for dissemination • Search for prospective news stories and photo opportunities and share story ideas/photo opportunities with Communications Manager, who will pitch to Advancement for potential coverageEssential
About the Division of Clinical Health Sciences:
As part of the UAA College of Health (COH), the Division of Clinical Health Sciences incorporates Associate, Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs, in addition to minors and certificates, in the fields of Nursing and Allied Health. The Division is the home of academic programs that meet critical health workforce needs for the state of Alaska. The Division incorporates instructional, research, and public service activities to advance the health and quality of life of Alaska and its citizens. 
Position Summary:
The Communications Coordinator will work as part of the College of Health’s communications team, and will be responsible for developing and disseminating content for the Division’s internal and external communications and marketing channels. The incumbent will be responsible for developing engaging content that reflects the Division’s strategic priorities, and for maintaining efficient workflows for all of the Division’s communications channels. 
The Communications Coordinator will collaborate closely with the College of Health’s other communications staff, as well as with faculty and staff across the Division. Ultimately, the position will have an important role in building public awareness of the Division’s academic programs and activities, strengthening relationships with key stakeholders and partners, and supporting the Division’s student recruitment efforts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to develop written content appropriate for a range of media, formats and audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to interact with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse faculty and staff, customer service skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and multi-task simultaneous responsibilities
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with:
    o MS Office Suite
    o Social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
    o Website CMS platforms (e.g. OU Campus, Drupal, Wordpress, etc.)

Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, In Design and Photoshop, and/or with video editing software (e.g. Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Adobe Premier).

Required Experience:
Minimum of one year of related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Two or more years of related experience.

Bachelor's degree in marketing, advertising, public communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Assignment Information:
Grade 77, Non-Exempt (Hourly), Full-Time, 12 months per year, and full employee benefits package (
Hourly Rate: $21.81 minimum
Application Procedure:
To be considered for this position, applicants must upload the following items to their online application:
  • Cover letter highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position
  • Resume
  • Contact information of three professional references
  • Three professional writing samples - Samples should demonstrate marketing/communications writing across multiple media platforms.
Review Date:
To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date of September 8, 2020 @ 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time.
Close Date:
The posting will closing on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 11:55pm (AK Time).
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the
applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please
contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Probationary Period:
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.
Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
Drug-Free Workplace:
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace
Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the
positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.
Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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