University of Texas at San Antonio Senior Communications Specialist (Alumni Relations) in San Antonio, Texas

Position Information

Title of Position Senior Communications Specialist (Alumni Relations)

Requisition Number BES20180119P

Department Posting Name Alumni Relations

Location Main Campus

Recruitment Type External

Position Type This is a Classified, benefits eligible, position.

Grant Funded? No

Hours per week 40

If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked

Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.

Some travel may be required to off-campus activities.

If Temporary, Ending Date

Recruiting Rate Up to $40,000/annualized

Beginning Salary Flexibility Yes

Pay Basis Salary

Required Education Bachelor's Degree

Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education? No

Preferred Education

Field of Study

Bachelor’s degree required in Communications, English, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Information Systems or a related field from an accredited institution.

MS Office Experience Required Word, Excel

Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle? Yes - Marginal Function

Other Computer and Software Skills Required

Personal computer, various desktop publishing software and Microsoft Office, and standard office equipment.

Experience and Other Skills Required

Four years of experience in public relations, communications, writing/editing, marketing, web publishing or a related field.

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

Superlative writing and verbal communication skills.

Ability to understand and creatively solve complex problems in a deadline driven environment.

Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience? Yes (1 Year Education = 1 Year Experience)

Other Skills Preferred

Experience in web publishing and/or design.

Description of Job Duties

  1. Develops communications, public relations and marketing programs, determining appropriate communications outlets and events to increase knowledge and exposure for the department.

  2. Serves as the editor and project manager for all communications and publications. Writes, edits, formats and assembles documents and publications for the department, or works with vendors/consultants to do same, ensuring that they are in compliance with University standards and requirements.

  3. Directs and oversees the work of support staff, specialists and vendors assisting with communications, publications and events.

  4. Works with administrators and staff to research and prepare summaries of current initiatives and accomplishments of the department for inclusion in publications for advancement, department and university promotional purposes.

  5. Works with University Communications and Marketing to create a uniform image and brand for the department.

  6. Ensures the department has a presence at key public and on campus events.

  7. Develops, cultivates and maintains internal communications networks within the department and the University community.

  8. Collects, compiles and edits data from programs to assess effectiveness.

  9. Monitors budgets and manages purchasing processes for communications and marketing projects and programs.

  10. Performs additional duties as assigned.

Posting Open Date 05/17/2018

Posting Close Date at midnight on

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Notes To Applicants

-UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

-UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

-This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

-At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may be closed once a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received.