Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II
Company: California State University, Sacramento
Posted on: September 17, 2023
Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II
Job No: 529269
Work Type: Staff
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services,
Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work
onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as
Working Title: Public Relations and Marketing Specialist
Classification Title: Public Affairs/Communications Specialist
Priority Application Deadline: Thursday August 3, 2023 11:55pm PST
(Posting will remain open until filled)
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.
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
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
Telecommuting Options: Hybrid Work Available
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.
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
- 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, Monday.com, desktop publishing, photo
editing, web page development, as well as online calendaring and
- Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or
- Related professional or technical experience.
- Ability to work in a team environment and coordinate
- Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain
positive working relationships with internal and external
- Some event planning and coordination skills to organize large
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.
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
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
18. Ability to shoot and process media-quality photos for web and
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
21. Experience supervising students employees
Documents Needed to Apply
Resume and cover letter
Failure to upload required documentation may result in
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
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
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
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.
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
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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