Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Pay Grade/Pay Range: 57 Monthly (exempt): – Minimum – $ 35027. 16 Midpoint – $ 51147. 24 Department/Organization: 800110 – Student Life Communications Normal Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm; some evenings & weekends required Job Summary: The Marketing Manager I is responsible for overseeing the marketing, public relations, event planning, fundraising, advertising and/or circulation responsibilities of a publication or program. Additional Department Summary: The Graphic Designer/Marketing and Communications Manager will provide graphic designs and exercise communications strategy skills as a part of the Student Life Communications team.
Serves as the design lead on graphic design projects for over 20 departments within Student Life and for the office of the Vice President for Student Life. Works collaboratively with the divisional communications team on social media content creation and strategy, public relations, advertising and/or circulation responsibilities of a publication or program(s) for departments within the Division of Student Life. Responsible for completing required training and promoting a safe, hospitable, and respectful workplace. Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of professional marketing, public relations, communications, or advertising experience; OR Master’s degree.
Skills and Knowledge: Proficiency in graphic design, including the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc. ). Demonstrated knowledge of graphic design and graphic design software such as Creative Cloud, specifically Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe InDesign. Ability to work with others in a team environment.
Excellent project management and time management skills. Excellent ability to write for diverse audiences and communication channels. Demonstrated ability to develop proactive communication plans within deadlines. Demonstrates initiative and creativity in promotional and design efforts.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines. Demonstrated knowledge of accessibility standards for print and electronic medias. Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion. Ability to work independently and on a team.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience supervising and managing interns and student workers. Experience promoting and managing communications for departments and programming related to Student Life. Experience in developing/managing communication campaigns. Experience in photography, videography, print and electronic media.
Experience in web design, specifically the WordPress website platform. Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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