South Dakota State University Student Affairs is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Coordinator for Communications & Outreach. We are looking for an energetic, creative and innovative professional to join us in Summer of 2021. This is a 12 month, full-time, benefit eligible position. This position is supervised by the Wellness Center Director.
The Communications and Outreach Coordinator will develop, lead, and maintain strategic marketing and communications within Student Affairs with a primary focus for Recreation and Fitness, Housing and Residential Life, and Student Health Clinic and Counseling. The coordinator will also provide support for the other departments within Student Affairs: Office of Multicultural Affairs, TRIO, American Indian Student Center, Veterans Affairs, New Student Orientation, Financial Aid and Vice President of Student Affairs Office. They will be responsible for developing marketing/communications plans, managing advertising and production of promotional items, discussing projects with campus colleagues and community partners, creating and revising marketing materials, leveraging social media resources and tools, implementing web and email marketing strategies, and supervising student hourly employee(s)/intern(s).
A bachelor's degree in a closely related field, such as journalism, advertising, communications, marketing, or graphic design.
Minimum two (2) year of professional experience (2 year Graduate Assistantship equals 1 year professional experience) with some combination of: marketing campaign design/implementation, web production, social media strategy, digital marketing, account management, or similar role.
Proficient knowledge and experience with multimedia software, such as Adobe Creative Suite.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences & work as a contributing team member.
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills by managing competing projects with the ability to prioritize.
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Strong interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated experience administering social media technology and SEO to optimize content - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs, web, etc.
Experience with digital measurement tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics, YouTube Insights, Hootsuite, and/or other related tools/online services.
Experience with coordinating programs, following direction, and prioritizing projects; and working with, interpreting, and presenting data findings.
Ability to work autonomously.
Working knowledge of web usability practices, content strategy, and content management methods and systems, such as content accessibility guidelines.
Experience supervising staff.
Commensurate with qualifications.
South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by May 17, 2021.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. You can search for the position by title, institution, or by posting #NFE01119P.
About SDState Wellness Center
UNIVERSITY AND THE BROOKINGS COMMUNITY:
South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.
SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation, and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.
The Division of Student Affairs at SDSU enriches the students' overall educational experiences through the delivery of quality services and programs as well as by providing intentional learning experiences in diversity, global awareness, leadership, and social responsibility. In partnership with the academic community, the Division seeks to measurably impact success by effectively recruiting, retaining, and graduating students.
As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-gra...nt institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.
SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in 2014. The university’s total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the state’s first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.
Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. Livability.com rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals, and retirees. It considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.
The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state’s highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school and a high school.
The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center, and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.
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