Communications Coordinator - Grant-Funded

Southern Connecticut State University New Haven , CT 06501

Posted 2 months ago

Search: S18-061

Job Posted: March 11, 2019

Rank: Administrator III

Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.

Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Southern Connecticut State University seeks a Communications Coordinator to support the communications needs of both the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) and the SCSU School of Health and Human Services. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for developing and disseminating clearly written, well-designed health communication materials for community partners in a variety of formats, such as community reports, web content, blogs, social media, promotional materials (posters, flyers), training materials, etc. This position will also support communication activities for CARE, with a specific focus on grant-funded activities related to the REACH project (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A Bachelor's degree is required and three years of professional experience in the field of writing and communications. A Master's degree is preferred. Proficiency with technical communications tools, such as content management systems, email messaging, video shooting and editing, Photoshop and HTML editing is highly desirable. Experience with social media, digital journalism (e.g., video, audio blogging, etc.)

Familiarity with the academic environment. Excellent writing and editing skills for print and online media.

Strong knowledge in public health or community-based work. Strong verbal and interpersonal skills. Strong understanding of communication theory and practices.

High awareness of current events and trends in communications. Ability to evaluate and solve communications needs quickly. Ability to manage multiple projects to deadline amidst competing priorities.

High level of anticipating needs, personal initiative and innovation. Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team structure. High attention to detail.

Strongly preferred: Bilingual in English/Spanish.

For full consideration, submit application materials by Friday, April 5, 2019. Position will be open until filled.

Applicants should submit their resume, a letter of application, and portfolio along with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references electronically to: Valen Grandelski at Portfolio should include 2 writing samples (no more than 10 pages each), 2 health communication materials, and at least 1 link to web content (i.e., website, social media page, etc.).

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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