University of Kansas: Communications Coordinator

University of Kansas: Communications Coordinator

16:22 24 January in KC IABC Blog, KC/IABC Job Bank for Members

KU Information Technology is looking for a Communications Coordinator to help KU students, faculty and staff communicate, collaborate and connect on campus.

The Communications Coordinator assists in the development and creation of communications focused primarily on strategic promotion of central IT services and resources to campus. This position has responsibility for a wide range of branding and communications initiatives, including progressive print and email communications, KU IT’s social media presence, web content and online outreach, marketing collateral, videos, event planning, and other marketing and public relations efforts to support and promote campus IT products and services.

Content and Message Development & Delivery:
–Plan, draft, design, edit and coordinate the delivery of communications related to activities, services, updates, initiatives, changes and incidents.
–Write and edit content for a range of communications vehicles, including newsletters, leadership memos, special publications, website, video scripts, etc.
–Advise, assist and/or edit communications for internal KU departments and leaders.
Helps maintain and other websites.

Graphic Design & Branding:
–Design visually appealing, effective communications to engage various KU audiences and promote KU IT products and services and other university services and activities.
–Using KU branding concepts and tools, create and develop the graphic voice and branding for products, services and organizational identity.
–Prepare documents for printing and/or print, finish and assemble small-run publications, brochures or other handouts.

Communications Planning and Strategy:
–Create and implement communications plans through collaborative work on project teams.
–Assist with overall communications strategy for organization.
–Evaluate effectiveness of messaging and execution.

Social Media:
–Help plan, create and post social media messages.
–Track social media metrics and analytics.
–Assist with social media strategy by evaluating opportunities for engaging customers through new social media channels.

–Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, marketing, communications, or relevant field, plus minimum of one year related professional experience.

–Strong writing demonstrated by submitted samples and other application materials.

–Demonstrated experience proofreading text to find and correct mistakes in grammar, style and spelling.

–Good graphic design and publication layout skills as demonstrated by portfolio and other application materials.

–Working expertise knowledge and skills in using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.

–Experience translating complex ideas for a general audience through written and visual communications as demonstrated by application materials.

Salary & Benefits

Starting salary range: $42,000-$55,000. Benefits include:

— Several health plan options
— 22 vacation days earned each year
— Employer contribution to retirement plan equals 8.5% of gross compensation
— More

More benefits info available at

How to Apply

Apply online at

Kerry O'Connor
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