The successful candidate must embody the values of the IUPUI Division of Student Affairs: students' first, integrity, diversity, unconditional human worth, excellence, collaboration, and well-being.
IUPUI and the Division of Student Affairs are committed to diversity among our students, staff and faculty and value the educational benefits flowing from such diversity. Because we place a high priority on cultural diversity on this campus, candidates should be able to explain how they have been and would be involved in advancing this campus goal.
We intentionally develop environments and experiences that promote exploration, learning and belonging.
Preparing students for life.
We focus on providing programs, services and experiences designed to facilitate holistic student learning and engagement by maintaining high expectations of students and supporting them to reach their full potential.
We value the unique identity and contributions of the entire IUPUI community, advocating for equal participation, respect and dignity.
We build an inclusive and welcoming community that embraces and celebrates differences, engages in the ongoing development of cultural competencies and promotes civility.
We create and sustain dynamic, mutually beneficial partnerships with campus and community constituents in order to optimize student success and learning.
We conduct ourselves in accordance with the highest professional standards while representing our programs, services and our university.
We implement evidence-based practices that provide quality co-curricular programs and services for the university community.
We create and sustain a community that supports multidimensional health and wellness.
The Communications Specialist in the Division of Student Affairs at IUPUI will serve as a key member of the marketing team and will manage and oversee various marketing and communication initiatives that support all nine units within the division. The marketing team serves as the central hub for marketing projects, communications, social media, video production, graphic design, and more within the division, and it includes the Multimedia Production Center. The Communications Specialist will work closely with the Marketing and Website Coordinator to ensure content on marketing pieces is well-written and follows the division's style and branding guides for voice and tone. The Communications Specialist will also manage and create content for the Division of Student Affairs social media accounts - Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Independently creates basic and complex communications for print and e-distribution on behalf of department or functional area within department and in support of departmental goals and objectives; communications may be interdepartmental; staff, faculty, or student-focused; or external.
Responds to inquiries and requests and explains policies, procedures, and context of communications.
Manages relationships with various internal and external stakeholders and creates communications coverage for relevant initiatives, events, and programs.
Prepares communications timelines and shares progress of communications toward relevant deadlines with manager, team members, and other relevant constituents.
Regularly monitors relevant social media and news sites; researches relevant subject matter to increase knowledge in area(s) of specialty.
Utilizes various communications software programs and delivers communications in multiple formats to a variety of audiences.
May provide guidance to lower-level Communications Generalists.
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English, public relations, or a related field
2 years in a relevant field
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page .
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information .
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.