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Communications Coordinator
Post Date: 11/15/2021
Close Date: 12/03/2021
Company:
NDSU
PO Box 6150, Dept 3140
7012318525

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https://jobs.ndsu.edu

Job Listing URL: (new browser window will open)
https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2937165&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$30,000 - $49,999

Location:
Fargo

Job Description:
Position Description & Details: 
Provide project management for multimedia projects, assist with communication efforts such as writing and editing news releases and maintaining websites, coordinate conferences and assist with trainings as needed.Provide project management for multimedia projects, assist with communication efforts such as writing and editing news releases and maintaining websites, coordinate conferences and assist with trainings as needed.

Responsibilities: 
Project Management:
*Oversee projects in project management software and assign tasks when appropriate
*Communicate with team members to make sure all parties are on track with project requirements and deadlines
*Monitor progress of projects and workloads to adjust as needed
*Prepare project status reports for department director and other stakeholders
*Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement
*Ensure all team members have the required information and resources to carry out their tasks effectively
*Research and recommend improvements to project management process
*Develop and maintain publications database, track publications through the expiration and revision/reprint cycle

Communications Assistance:
*Create and update webpages with content from publications and reports developed for public outreach
*Maintain Ag Communication public website and internal SharePoint site and review content twice per year
*Collect updates from Ag Communication colleagues and prepare monthly internal newsletter
*Proof read news releases following Associated Press style
*Prepare news releases for newly hired Extension agents and support staff, parent educators, *Research Extension Center (REC) staff and College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural *Resources (CAFSNR) staff
*Assist with other news releases and social media language.
*Maintain news email lists, review lists twice per year
*Organize and maintain photo gallery for internal staff

Event Planning:
*Provide support for Extension-sponsored professional development conferences
*Coordinate conference logistics 
*Ensure all tasks are completed on time and deadlines are met
*Manage the relationship with hotel sales and catering staff
*Develop conference website and online registration; keep website up to date
*Oversee conference budget; collect registration fees and process payments
*Research future conference sites, collect bids and secure contracts
*Provide onsite leadership and support at conferences

Work Schedule: 
Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, normal business hours with some room for flexibility

Advertised Salary:
$45,000+

Applicant Materials Required: 
*Cover letter
*Resume
*Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Benefits:
NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications: 
*Bachelor’s degree in communication, business, Extension, agriculture or related field; or four years of related work experience
*Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
*Strong organization and time management skills
*Customer service oriented
*Detail oriented

Preferred Qualifications:
*Three years of related work experience
*Familiarity with Associated Press (AP) style
*Experience with web content management systems
*Experience with project management

Contact Information:
ndsu.jobs@ndsu.edu
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