Communications & Marketing Specialist

Auburn University

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Requisition Number S2371P
Home Org Name Career Discovery & Success (Orgn: 18100)
Division Name Provost and VP Academic Affair
Position Title Communications & Marketing Specialist
Job Class Code OC28
Appointment Status Full-time
Part-time FTE
Limited Term No
Limited Term Length
Job Summary Career Discovery and Success seeks candidates for the position of Spec, Communication & Marketing that will creates communications, marketing and promotional material delivered through various mediums at the University level.
About Career Discovery and Success:

Career Discovery and Success believes career development occurs in all facets of the student experience, and that all students are entitled to comprehensive, high quality career services that supports career decision-making, academic planning, the development of and articulation of career competencies, and connections with industry opportunities.
Our mission is to support positive career outcomes for students by offering the best career services experience to our students, faculty, staff, employer partners and alumni through innovative services, support, and engagement. This mission and belief support our vision to be an office of career services excellence that empowers everyone across the University landscape to integrate career development everywhere across the student experience, while inspiring other’s through our work within the field.
The cornerstone of our mission and vision are our values, which connect to those of the University. We value individual growth and development, diversity and inclusion of thought and culture, collaborative innovation, mutual respect, integrity, and stewardship. These values guide us in the strategic pursuit to live our mission and envisioned purpose.
About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.
It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!
Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!
Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting
Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.
Essential Functions
  • Develops communications and/or marketing plans to promote the vision, mission, goals, and achievements of the University.
  • Researches and composes content for dissemination through a variety of mediums, such as internal and external publications, brochures, posters, newsletters, websites, presentations, development/fundraising materials, press packages, or broadcast media.
  • Coordinates the production of materials to include content/style editing, designing, printing, photography and/or copywriting.
  • Prepares and/or coordinates advertising, media-buying, and prospect-based marketing plans.
  • Coordinates marketing and communication calendars, production schedules and deadlines, including coordination of work carried out by external vendors.
  • Submits materials to journals, associations or other external media, either proactively or in response to requests.
  • Evaluates effectiveness, public relations, and/or marketing programs.
  • Prepares press releases and participates in public activities for the University.
  • Plans and organizes special events and meetings, as well as participation at conferences or trade shows.
  • Maintains files, databases and electronic records of materials.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level Bachelor’s Degree
Field of Study Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field.
Years of Experience 0
Area of Experience Experience in marketing and communications services to include print journalism.
Requirements for Additional Job Levels Leve I Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to position with no experience.
Level II Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to position plus 2 years experience. Experience must include at 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.
Level III Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to position plus 4 years of experience. Experience must include at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.
Field of Study
Years of Experience When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.
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Requirements for Additional Job Levels

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Posting Detail Information

Salary Range $45,000 – $93,200
Job Category Communications/Public Relations/Marketing
Working Hours if Non-Traditional
City position is located in: Auburn
State position is located: Alabama
List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position
Posting Date 01/25/2023
Closing Date 02/09/2023
EEO Statement Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
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