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Montana State University External Relations & Social Media Coordinator in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 20297

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Millie Veltkamp at 406-994-4291 or

Classification Title Media/Info Spec

Working Title External Relations & Social Media Coordinator

Brief Position Overview

The External Relations & Social Media Coordinator works as a member of the collaborative communications & technology team of graphic designers, editors, content creators, project managers and systems administrators, to ensure increased visibility, brand recognition and customer relevance for all programs with MSU Extension.

Position Number 4M0676

Department Extension Communications/IT

Division Extension

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Minimum $18.3585 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

MSU Extension improves the lives of Montana citizens by providing unbiased research-based education and information that integrates learning, discovery and engagement to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Extension Communications & Technology provides innovative, results-oriented communications and technology solutions that support and promote the mission and image of MSU Extension.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and manages MSU Extension’s social media presence, including content creation, utilizing various platforms & technology tools to post content, and user analytics.

  • Managing editor of Lives & Landscapes Magazine, coordinating editorial and communications team and writing articles for the magazine.

  • Support print and digital external marketing and communications strategies for MSU Extension by creating written and visual content for websites, social media, reports, brochures and other publications.

  • Work with Extension faculty & staff to promote their programs and projects to a wide variety of audiences, including citizens of Montana, stakeholders and legislators.

  • Continually find new and innovative ways to share and promote the mission of Extension.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, media or related field, plus progressively responsible experience in marketing, communications & social media.

  • Demonstrated experiences writing magazine, social media and website content, including developing external outreach/stakeholder relationships.

  • Demonstrated experience providing leadership and working as a member of a collaborative project team, with proven ability to work with a diverse group of people.

  • Experience designing publications, ads and collateral materials for social media, and basic understanding of MS Office, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator programs.

  • Demonstrated experience and technical ability creating and managing a social presence using a wide variety of social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Understanding of MSU Extension programs.

  • Experience creating social media guidelines and policy.

  • Experience sharing technical knowledge and skills in the area of communications & social media using a wide variety of methods.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse group of professionals through excellent verbal, written and presentation skills, both in person and utilizing a variety of distance communication tools.

  • Works effectively as a team member and can support and enhance the work of others through positive interactions.

  • Maintain attention to detail, meet deadlines and prioritize competing demands.

  • Organize and set priorities among multiple work assignments while meeting deadlines and adapting to interruptions and changing priorities.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on April 20, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU ’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: ( .