Number of Vacancies: 1
Position Status: full-time, permanent
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC
Brief Description of Position
The Administrative Specialist for Marketing and Communications, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia, reports directly to the Associate Dean of Operations and is responsible for developing a marketing and communications strategy to facilitate and communicate the role of CAUSES academic and land-grant divisions as a community classroom with global relevancy and reach. The Administrative Specialist will develop and implement a dynamic and creative marketing and communications plan to ensure increased visibility, brand recognition and customer relevance for all CAUSES programs. The incumbent will work closely and cooperatively with the Dean, Associate Deans, Directors and staff, must be creative and progressive, a team player, work effectively and efficiently, perform duties with independence, initiative, and reliability, work well under the pressure of deadlines and be familiar with or become familiar with the regulations, policies and procedures for marketing and communications as established by the University, District of Columbia Government, USDA and other grant agencies.
Demonstrated ability in communication planning and management, writing, outreach, marketing, public relations, and project management.
Demonstrated ability in a variety of styles – quick copy for advertisements, short writing for the Web, releases for pitching and media.
Knowledge and demonstrated ability in the use of social networking tools, Internet Research tools, MS Office applications, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Strong social networking communication skills.
Excellent writing and grammar skills.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or Business.
Master’s degree preferred.Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in marketing and/or communications.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.
Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.