Communications Manager
Position Is Open Until Filled


Code: 18466 Posted: 06/15/2022

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Communications Manager

Employment Type: Full time, Academic Staff, Salaried

Reports To: The Communications Manager will report to the Chief Communications Officer (Executive Director of University Relations).

Pay Range: $47,000 - $55,000

The Communications Manager will develop and supervise the execution of communication programs and may supervise personnel and other resources supporting institutional or unit communication goals.


Essential Job Functions

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Manages the day-to-day operational unit plans to align with strategic initiatives and to meet established objectives
  • Plans, writes, and edits content for various internal and external stakeholders
  • Plans and directs unit programs and/or projects to ensure adherence to deadlines and budgets
  • Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures
  • Develops, implements, and delivers communication materials through various mediums to designated audiences

Key Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Positive, forward-focused, and professional attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; ability to successfully interact with faculty, staff, students and media, and other external stakeholders/decision-makers
  • Ability to demonstrate good organizational skills, pay attention to detail, regarding deadlines, and tracking tasks
  • Willingness to accept and welcome change in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Completes tasks and goals in a timely fashion
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, including (but not limited to): Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Cultivates knowledge of various rules, policies, and procedures that impact the organization and operation of the university
  • Ability to perform duties with minimum supervision, exercise motivation, and initiative in decision-making, exhibit creativity and self-direction with a capacity for independent work, managing multiple projects, and working as part of a team
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information and records
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and shared networks (e.g., OneDrive)
  • Proficiency in virtual learning technology (e.g., Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Zoom, etc.)
  • Although not required, the successful candidate for this position will possess familiarity with higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, and/or state and local government agencies.  

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Marketing, Journalism, or related field.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in marketing, public relations, and/or communications practices.
  • Although not required, the successful candidate for this position will possess familiarity with higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, and/or state and local government agencies.  
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/leave/annualsum/univstaff.pdf 

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3 Professional Writing Samples
  • The names and email addresses for 3 references

Review of Applications

Applications received by Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Contact

Amanda Joncas
(262)595-2910
joncas@uwp.edu
Available Until: 08/09/2022

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