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Marketing & Communications Associate

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Marketing & Communications Associate
Department/College/Unit Nebraska Forest Service-0889
Requisition Number S_170239
Posting Open Date 04/27/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
05/19/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Three-year, grant-funded position supporting the Nebraska Forest Service’s (NFS) mission to protect the state’s tree and forest resources. This position will develop a wide range of media collateral about the spread of forest diseases and pests—such as the emerald ash borer, Asian longhorn beetle, and thousand cankers disease of walnut trees. This position is integral in maintaining clear and concise communications amongst other state agencies, Nebraska’s communities, the tree care/service industry, and the citizens of Nebraska. Responsible for completing deliverables and reporting metrics as specified by the grant. Travel (driving) within the state to provide support of deliverables as needed.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Associate’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or related field plus one year of experience working in communication/outreach or media/public relations; equivalent education/experience considered. Experience must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge and skills in developing content (video, podcasts, infographics, press releases, etc.) through a variety of software and content management systems; ability to write, edit, and present information to varied audiences; and ability to oversee/manage social media presence.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in environmental communications, public relations, journalism, or related field plus two years of experience working in communication/outreach or media/public relations. Experience coordinating story coverage with media outlets. Knowledge of natural resources and natural resource related issues. Exposure to and knowledge of forestry activities through demonstrated volunteerism or citizen science training. Knowledge of coordinating public outreach campaigns via traditional and non-traditional methods. Fluent in new media usage, trends, and best practices. Demonstrated ability in web design and audio/video production through tangible examples with accompanying analytics. Database management skills. Familiarity with content management systems (Drupal, mail chimp, etc.).

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment/random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $18.067/hr minimum
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Job Category (old) Office/Service
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5) Occasional irregular hours
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
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Planned Hire Date:
Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please detail your experience working in communication/outreach or media/public relations, including years of experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your knowledge and skills in developing content (video, podcasts, infographics, press releases, etc.) through a variety of software and content management systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please discuss your ability to write, edit, and present information to varied audiences and ability to oversee/manage social media presence.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

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