International Programs Communication Officer

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baltimore, MD
United States
Job Description

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Job Posting Title:

International Programs Communication Officer


Position Type:

Professional / Unclassified



LSUAM AA - Office of International Programs (Samba Dieng (00068360))


Work Location:

0103 William B. Hatcher Hall


Pay Grade:



Job Description:

The Office of International Programs is seeking a creative International Programs Communications Officer who will oversee the development of dynamic and creative content for International Programs, LSU, and domestic and international audiences. As a critical member of the International Programs team, the International Programs Communications Officer will work collaboratively across campus to coordinate communication initiatives that create excitement and awareness about LSU and its global impact. This role has the primary responsibility of managing International Programs’ website, written communications, and social media.

Job Responsibilities:

Strategy: (30%)

Lead the development of annual communication and marketing plans, with the collaboration of unit directors and other stakeholders. Regularly evaluate effectiveness of marketing and communication activities, updating or changing plans as needed to achieve goals. Develop and oversee IP branding.

Content Development and Creation: (30%)
Oversee development and content management of the website, social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.), brochures and other print materials, internal communication vehicles (newsletter, blog, Alumni news, annual reports, etc.), news and public relations, and external advertising campaigns and communication activities.  Lead the development and publication of annual reports. Direct the development of marketing, promotional, and communications strategies and policies to build awareness of division/school initiatives and priorities, and to serve various communications needs.

Analytics and Best Practices: (20%)

Regularly evaluate effectiveness of marketing and communication activities, updating or changing plans as needed to achieve goals. Provide regular reports on communication and marketing efficacy and impact.  Collaborate with the Office of Communications and University Relations to ensure compliance with the university brand standards, policies and procedures, and crisis communications. Provide advice and guidance to IP leadership and staff about communication opportunities, consistent messaging, and best practices.

Collaboration and Support: (15%)
Collaborate with and serve as the liaison with other LSU offices to coordinate communications, website, and marketing. Oversee relationships with internal and external communication and marketing partners and vendors. Serve as IP media contact and oversee communications about the activities of IP faculty, students, alumni and staff.  In collaboration with unit Directors, support and publicize events and other IP activities, prepare and distribute event communications, and track event effectiveness. Works collaboratively with the Office of Communications & University Relations and adheres to the standards set therein. 

Other duties as assigned. (5%)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing, art, or other related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in communications, public relations, marketing, art, or other related field with 3 years of related communications and marketing experience. 

Specific Experience:

  • Experience implementing effective integrated marketing, branding, public relations, digital/online, design and/or communications principles and strategies. 
  • Knowledge of publishing, design, campaign, and other related software. 
  • Experience working and communicating effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. 
  • Demonstrated ability to produce a variety of creative communications (poster and print collateral, social media campaigns, email blasts) in a fast-paced environment with frequent overlapping deadlines. 
  • Experience working in higher education and international education. 
  • Basic knowledge of photography and the use of digital cameras. 
  • Skills in digital photography, video, and web. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in persuasive writing and in developing communications/marketing plans. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to data driven decision making. 
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion. 
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage technology.

Additional Requirements:

Essential Personnel -This position may be required to report to campus in times of emergency and/or closure per PS-18.

Additional Information:
Operating Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. This is an in-person role based in Baton Rouge, LA. 

Due to the nature of the position and/or responsibilities, in times of emergencies and/or University closures, this position is considered essential. It may be required to assist the Office of Communications & University Relations on necessary communications matters in times of crisis, including potentially working in LSU’s Emergency Operations Center during those times. 


Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Please provide a cover letter, resume, (3) professional references, and transcripts. Official transcripts are required prior to hire.

For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact Samba Dieng at


Posting Date:

September 6, 2023


Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):


Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.


Essential Position (Y/N):



LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (


HCM Contact Information:

For questions or concerns related to updating your application with attachments (e.g., resumes, RS:17 documents), date of birth, or reactivating applications, please contact the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or email  For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact the department using the information provided in the Special Instructions section of this job posting.