Communications, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator
Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional
Position Number: 82010
Work Location: Spokane
Summary of Duties: The Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator (PR/CC) collaborates with all units in the CPPS assuring communication, marketing and public relations needs are met. Specifically, the coordinator works closely with development, the department of pharmaceutical sciences, the department of pharmacotherapy, the graduate program, the business office, and student services.
To work effectively with all of these units, the coordinator must understand how each unit functions and tailor the communication, marketing and public relations outputs to the units' unique requirements and requests. The CPPS is grounded in science; the PR/CC must have the ability to comprehend the research initiatives and educational programming associated with the PharmD and PhD programs.
The PR/CC will work with the Vice Dean of External Relations to develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive pharmacy communications plan to inform internal and external audiences about activities and accomplishments, supporting the enrollment, curricular, research, service and advancement goals of the College. The information communicated will support the College and University priorities and align with key messages adopted by the University. The PR/CC will serve as a liaison to news media and to central University communications units. The coordinator will create brand recognition by producing or supervising the production of news releases, newsletters, annual reports, quarterly donor impact reports, special reports, speeches, brochures, videos, still photography, web pages, social media, and other materials related to the College's public image. To successfully execute all of these duties, the PR/CC must have high level writing skills. Internal and external events will be responded to rapidly. It is expected that both specialty and mainstream media will be engaged as part of the communication plan.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in public relations, communications, marketing or other relevant field AND two (2) years of professional experience in print OR broadcast news media, public relations, marketing including the use of electronic media or two (2) years of other relevant professional experience.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.