Communications Strategist I, Career Services

at University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, United States

Job Description

University of Idaho

Communications Strategist I, Career Services

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $25.29 or higher depending upon education and experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The position ensures effective internal and external communication, branding and messaging by leading and collaborating on communication efforts within the unit and across campus. This position advances the reputation of the University of Idaho and assigned unit(s) through purposeful and creative messaging that is tied to strategic initiatives and builds campus wide and public understanding and support for the teaching and research mission of the unit(s) specifically, as well as the University of Idaho in general. The position will work in a collaborative environment with team members and University Communications and Marketing to create impactful communications.
Duties may include:
  • Write and edit a variety of content in digital and print formats
  • Maintain the project or effort website, social media presence, and online communications; collaborate on data collection for a variety of reports
  • May assist with day-to-day office operations
  • Provide consultation and writing support to department leadership
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree in Communications, Journalism or Public Relations; two additional years of experience (for a total of three years) may substitute for an Associates Degree
  • One year of communications, journalism or public relations experience
  • Editing and writing business correspondence using proper grammar and punctuation as demonstrated in application materials
  • Working in a customer service-oriented team environment to accomplish shared goals
  • Handling a variety of projects simultaneously that require a high degree of attention to details

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience writing and editing materials for reports, and presentations
  • Experience using computer software and applications for word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet research
  • Working knowledge of web design principles, printing processes, graphics formats and effective design and photography principles
  • Experience developing, executing, and measuring impact of communications plans and initiatives to achieve organizational goals
  • Experience working in higher education

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
  • None

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP004503P

Posting Date: 07/08/2024

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is open until filled; however, applications received on or before July 22, 2024 will receive first consideration.

Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

Please use your letter of qualification to explain in detail how your work experience, skills, and abilities meet both the required and preferred qualifications as listed in the position description. Your letter of qualification will be used to demonstrate your communication and writing skills to determine your ranking among the other applicants for this position.

For resources about how to write a letter of qualification, please visit the HR website here: Applicant Resources - Careers | University of Idaho (

If you would like to view a full copy of the job description, please reach out to the search coordinator at

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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Job Posting: 2234253

Posted On: Jul 10, 2024

Updated On: Jul 10, 2024

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