Marketing/Communications Specialist

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baltimore, MD
United States
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Job Posting Title:

Marketing/Communications Specialist

   

Position Type:

Professional / Unclassified

   

Department:

LSUAM Science - BioS - Administration (Lori LeBlanc Bond (00002155))

   

Work Location:

0502 Life Sciences Building

   

Pay Grade:

Professional

   

Job Description:

Responsible for managing departmental website, social media presence, departmental events marketing, including news links.  Develop and implement science outreach activities & events for LSU Department of Biological Sciences undergraduates & other LSU events.  Includes status change announcements on new faculty/staff to promote & celebrate the career achievements through various mechanisms.  Provide assistance & direction to faculty/staff in regards to individual & lab websites.  Collaborate with office staff to activate a productive program to establish ties with alumni; plan, research & implement for release of a digital newsletter, including coordinating office staff quarterly functions. Works collaboratively with the Office of Communications and University Relations and adheres to the standards set therein.

Duties:

30% Web Master:  Create, maintain and manage departmental website content.  Initiate revisions and updates to keep website current.  Advise Biological Sciences faculty and staff with development and updates to their lab and individual websites. Update and enhance departmental social media accounts (Facebook, twitter, etc.).  Formulate, maintain, update and manage all in-house media content. Maintain and support departmental legacy HTML sites., maintain and manage departmental website content.  Initiate revisions and updates to keep website current.  Advise Biological Sciences faculty and staff with development and updates to their lab and individual websites. Update and enhance departmental social media accounts (Facebook, twitter, etc.).  Formulate, maintain, update and manage all in-house media content. Maintain and support departmental legacy HTML sites.

30% Marketing; Publicity; Alumni Relations:  Work with the Office of Public Relations, the College of Science Director of Communication, LSU's Division of Strategic Communication and other marketing professionals within the college/university to disseminate information and promotional material about departmental events to campus, and local media. Work with College and LSU Foundation in assisting in planning of events directly related to the departments donors. Create and publish a bi-annual alumni digital newsletter in association with LSU Alumni Association. Works collaboratively with the Office of Communications and University Relations and adheres to the standards set therein.

Record and report on newsletter engagement.  Plan, research, write and release a monthly digital newsletter encompassing our departmental successes.  Create professor status change announcements including hiring, promotion, and retiring of department professors to promote and celebrate achievements of our staff.  Administer press releases along with LSU's Division of Strategic Communications to highlight faculty achievements for publication.

25% Outreach:  Develop and implement science outreach, educational activities and events for LSU Department of Biological Sciences undergraduates and at LSU events (Fall Fest, GeauxScience, LSU Day at State Capitol; and departmental events for social/outreach purposes). Solicit departmental stories from faculty and staff; take photographs at departmental functions for website content; review website to verify that branding information is correct.  Produce and disseminate the Department of Biological Science news links. Coordinate outreach to local schools to provide an avenue for students to see the research being done by our labs/researchers.  
Attend monthly and annual College of Science Communicators' meetings and monthly Campus Communicators' Meetings.

10% Internal Marketing: Content to include class offering advertisements, lecture series promotions, departmental news, LSU and College of Science related news, and affiliated departmental clubs news as deemed appropriate. Foster concepts, design and/or provide art direction for all marketing and communication items, including brochures, fliers, posters, advertisements, forms, and displays.  Maintains, disperses and tracks all centralized department correspondence. Create, maintain, and enforce posting guidelines for departmental announcements boards.

5% Attend trainings for website accessibility:  Attend trainings for LSU Branding and best practices and ensure that all published materials complement the university's overall marketing and communications efforts. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and one year of HTML website design experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's in marketing/ communication and experience with Omni Content Management, Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and Illustrator.  Science education background. 

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 and 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:

Marketing/Communications Specialist - attach resume, and a list of at least 3 professional references with full contact information. Please contact Lori Bond lbond3@lsu.edu 225-578-2640 if you have any further questions.

   

Posting Date:

November 16, 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):

Y

   

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and SAME Agency:

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. LSU is also designated as a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency and provides assistance to persons needing accommodations or with the accessibility of materials. For those seeking such accommodations or assistance related to this search, we encourage you to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).

   

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 HR@lsu.edu.  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.