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Univ Communication Rep

Requisition ID req9660
Working Title Univ Communication Rep
Position Grade 13
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico's Communication & Marketing (UCAM) department is seeking a University Communication Representative within the university's Communication and Marketing Department, executes a variety of institutional-wide communication and public relations initiatives designed to enhance the university's ties to its internal and external constituencies. Produces and disseminates institutional-focused information via multiple media such as news releases, on-line services, audio/visual including video, multi-media content, promotional materials, and speech. Writes for and/or edits institutional campus publication venues. May develop and coordinate website/internet communication resources. Works in a collaborative environment. Reports to the Manager of University News and Communication, the duties include, but are not limited to:

  • disseminating communications through various media and technologies, including print, online, mobile, social, video and broadcasting, to increase UNM brand presence, community awareness, understanding and support of UNM plans, policies, programs, services and activities.
  • develop and deploy informative multi-media news stories, including video that highlight the University and can be distributed via the campus website, social media or other channels of electronic distribution;
  • edit communication content prepared by others for internal and external dissemination;
  • identify and propose solutions to complex issues, risks and/or crises and assist in providing crisis or emergency issues management support to senior UCAM staff;
  • manage assigned media relations areas, including responding to routine inquiries, promoting UNM messaging and mitigating potentially sensitive or negative media coverage;
  • building and maintain relationships with traditional news and social media outlets. 

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise with new technology, including design software such as Adobe Creative Cloud (CC), including Adobe Premier, strongly preferred. Macintosh computer experience and working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other basic software preferred.
  • Qualified candidates must be able to work in an integrated marketing communication team environment and have excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Candidates must be able to interact well with a diverse faculty, staff and student population in a professional and productive manner and create positive work relationships across campus and within UCAM.
    The ideal candidate will be:
  • able to manage concurrent projects;
  • a consummate professional and effective strategic communications practitioner;
  • an excellent communicator, writer, videographer, strategic thinker and planner with strong problem-solving skills,
  • motivated and possess a strong desire to advance the University of New Mexico;
  • adept at assuming responsibility and ownership of their work;
  • passionate their about work and results driver.
Additional Requirements
Campus Main - Albuquerque, NM
Department Univ Communication & Marketing (248A)
Employment Type Staff
Staff Type Regular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Status Exempt
Pay $4250.00 Monthly
Benefits Eligible This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB Statement Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check Required No
For Best Consideration Date 7/22/2019
Application Instructions Please submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and one to three work samples including some type of multimedia component that you feel represents your capabilities as a communication representative and explain your role in their development and execution. Provide a professional writing sample that was published/printed/publicly disseminated and demonstrates AP style. If you are interviewed for this position, two references will be required. If you are a candidate for hire in this position, official transcripts will required for hire.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.