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Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II

Company: California State University, Sacramento
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II

Job No: 529269
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Public Relations and Marketing Specialist

Classification Title: Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II

Posting Details

Priority Application Deadline: Thursday August 3, 2023 11:55pm PST (Posting will remain open until filled)

Hiring Preference
Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

The incumbent reports to the EdD Program Director, and to the Dean of COE, and is responsible for the implementation of the EdD and College's program marketing plans such as advertising and promotional materials for faculty scholarship and program events. Incumbent works with the Director and Dean to disseminate events, news and scholarship information on social media and other communications media. Incumbent is directly involved in developing, writing and/or editing a variety of print or electronically-based communication materials, as well as coordinating related program affairs, community relations and marketing activities. This position works closely with the analyst in the Doctorate program, staff in the College Dean's office, and University marketing and communications staff to coordinate various events to showcase the programs, its activities, and accomplishments, often in collaboration with them. Incumbent maintains positive and professional relationships with a diverse population of colleagues, administrators, faculty, staff, students and the community.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $3761 - $5,303 per month commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3761 - $6803 per month

Best-in-class Benefits:

CSU Total Compensation:

Salary Grade/Range: 2

Recruitment Type: Regular

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: If other than 12 months

Work Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Occasional night and weekend hours required

Telecommuting Options: Hybrid Work Available

Department Information

The Sacramento State Ed.D. program trains the leaders of tomorrow to champion change in the field of Education. The program is a partnership between the Educational Leadership and Public Policy departments-training leaders to address the urgent need for well-prepared individuals to assume key leadership positions in California's schools and community colleges.

Minimum Qualifications

Entry to the first level within this classification requires knowledge of the fundamentals of public affairs and/or media relations, and/or some exposure to marketing and marketing research. This background normally is obtained through a college degree, which includes relevant coursework in the field, and up to two years of related professional or technical experience. In addition, strong written and verbal communication skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, and the composition of various communication vehicles are essential to initial entry to this classification.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of standard communication, social and mass media, marketing techniques and strategies.
  • Working knowledge of market research techniques and methods; ability to apply market research to identify communication needs and target audiences.
  • Ability to effectively use web-based communication tools (i.e. social media) to achieve communication goals.
  • Demonstrated ability in planning, designing and completing electronic and print media, including publications and other marketing and communications materials.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems,, desktop publishing, photo editing, web page development, as well as online calendaring and email.
  • Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field
  • Related professional or technical experience.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and coordinate deliverables.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain positive working relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Some event planning and coordination skills to organize large events.
    Work Schedule Requirements:
  • Ability to occasionally adjust working hours to meet special jobs and/or to perform work as needed in evenings and weekends
    Conditions of Employment:
  • Ability to pass a background check.
    Preferred Qualifications

    12. Experience working in a college or university setting

    13. Knowledge of CSU and campus policies and procedures

    14. Experience in design and production of printed and online promotional materials

    15. Event planning experience

    16. Familiarity using editing applications including Adobe Acrobat Professional, InDesign, and Photoshop.

    17. Experience with video (filming, editing and captioning using various editing programs including Apple iMovie, Microsoft Windows Movie Maker).

    18. Ability to shoot and process media-quality photos for web and print.

    19. Proficient in the use of new media, and new social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.)

    20. Two or more years of experience in communications and/or marketing

    21. Experience supervising students employees

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Resume and cover letter

    Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

    About Sac State

    is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: "As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

    As evidenced by the values embedded in our , Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

    To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the ? page.

    Background Check Disclaimer

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
    Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
    Out of State Employment Policy

    Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

    As of January 1, 2022 the prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

    It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

    The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

    Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
    The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
    Eligibility Verification
    Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

    Note to Applicants:

    Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

    Advertised: July 20, 2023 (9:00 AM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

    To apply, visit

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