University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Working Title: Communications Specialist
Position Number 01430365
Division Student Affairs
Department B0328 UWM UNION
Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type Fixed Renewable
Pay Basis Annual
Salary Grade 19
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Staff
UWM Description The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is Wisconsin’s second-largest university, with a unique dual mission of access and research to provide high-quality education for students from all backgrounds. UWM is one of 146 top research universities recognized as “R1” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Along with its main campus in Milwaukee, UWM has branch campuses in Waukesha and Washington County.
UWM celebrates, values and promotes the diverse voices and experiences of its students and employees and our community partners. We believe diversity enriches and strengthens our institution. UWM is committed to providing equitable access to opportunities for students and employees from every background. We aspire to create a campus climate that is welcoming to all. Learn more here:
School/College/Division Description The Student Union provides programs, services and facilities for University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee students to find community, build relationships and make memories that support and complement their academic journey. Learn more about what the Union has to offer here:
Job Summary The Communications Specialist develops and drafts communication content and assists in the execution of the communications strategy in support of UWM Student Affairs and UWM Student Union Marketing communication goals.

  • Monitors reach and effectiveness of communication campaigns, projects, and initiatives for the Division of Student Affairs and Student Affairs administration at the direction of the UWM Student Union Associate Director for Marketing
  • Writes, edits, and publishes content for various communication projects and marketing platforms to align with strategic initiatives and established communication campaigns for the Division of Student Affairs and for UWM Union Marketing
  • Plans editorial content according to established goals and objectives
  • Communicates with Student Affairs Administration stakeholders to verify requests and identify editorial resources
  • Provides project management and execution of communications programs, initiatives, and tactical plans
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate’s degree in English, Writing, Marketing, Communications, Applied Business or a closely related field
  • 1 year of professional experience as a copywriter, technical writer, or related field
  • Previous experience participating in professional/executive meetings
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Journalism, Communications, or Business
  • 1+ years’ experience in project/case management in a communications or business field
  • 1+ years’ experience in Higher Education, specifically Student Affairs or Student Services Administration
  • Demonstrated mastery of Microsoft Office applications, or an equivalent
Target Salary Range $38,000 – $44,000
Benefits and Total Rewards As part of UWM’s commitment to supporting the success of our team members through positive experiences, employees are provided with Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life. UWM offers a comprehensive benefits package and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees with a qualifying position also receive an extensive leave package including vacation, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday, and paid legal holidays. Please visit this link to view summary benefits information. (Compensation figures are for example purposes only.) UWM Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life
Application Instructions Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide a cover letter addressing your education/experience as they apply to all minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume, and a document listing the names and contact information for three professional references. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
All application materials will be further evaluated as evidence of excellent written communication skills
Application Deadline 06/22/2023
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) No
If Continuous, Initial Review Date
Position Contact Name Jackie Wittkowske
Contact Phone 414-251-8839
Contact Email [email protected]
Application Notes For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
Legal Notices AA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
Reasonable Accommodations
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact [email protected] or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.
Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.
CBC and Reference Check Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see , or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.
Employment Authorization
In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
Job Categories Communication/Public Relations

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