Communications Manager I
You will work with a team of communicators to provide leadership and support for the education, communication and marketing efforts of MSU Extension, specifically for the Community, Food & Environment Institute (CFEI). You will develop and manage communications and marketing strategy in concert with the institute director and associate director. You will integrate and prioritize use of best practices related to DEI to identify and assist in the development of materials in support of programming created through a DEI lens that supports growth and understanding of critical issues facing target audiences. You will also review and provide administrative guidance across communications for events, processes, outreach strategies, program delivery and communication pathways to identify and remove barriers in reaching potential participants. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential elements vital to the culture MSU Extension endeavors to cultivate.
CFEI’s Major program efforts focus on leveraging human and natural assets to enhance government and community vitality, strengthen community food systems, improve Michigan’s natural resources, and strengthen household finances and homeownership education.
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
- Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in communications, journalism, telecommunications, professional writing, business, marketing, English, public relations, or related field.
- One to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in communications, public and media relations, composing, editing and publication production, news, broadcasting, and print media, and/or marketing, advertising, and creative services; graphic design; word processing; desktop publishing; web design; presentation; spreadsheet and/or database software; public presentation; or radio production; or computer programming/technology; experience managing content for social media channels.
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page at careers.msu.edu. Search for posting number 692810 using the Job Search field.
Applicants are asked to provide a current resume, cover letter and four (4) professional references including email addresses.
Application deadline is March 9, 2021.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.
The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.