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Montana State University Media and Information Specialist in Bozeman, Montana

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Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 20205

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Marilyn Jarvis at 406-994-4820 or

Classification Title Media/Info Spec

Working Title Media and Information Specialist

Brief Position Overview

MSU Academic Technology and Outreach seeks an experienced marketing specialist as part of a dedicated team designing and delivering non-credit continuing, professional and lifelong learning.

Position Number 4M1447

Department Academic Technology & Outreach

Division Academic Technology & Outreach

Appointment Type Classified

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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary range of $17.35 to $18.69 hourly, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

MSU Academic Technology and Outreach (ATO) develops and delivers continuing, professional and lifelong learning courses and programs for a wide variety of constituents. In addition ATO supports faculty and students in the effective use of instructional technology. The marketing specialist is critical to creating awareness for ATO courses, programs, and services supporting the education needs of lifelong learners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and regularly update ATO marketing and communications plans and procedures in alignment with MSU’s branding guidelines as articulated by University Communications.

  • Design, produce, and disseminate marketing and communications materials for ATO courses, programs and services

  • Coordinate with MSU Communications and other campus communications and media professionals

  • Collaborate and consult with ATO and other constituents on marketing and communications needs

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelors degree in marketing, communications, or related field

  • Demonstrated experience producing/writing effective marketing materials + 2 years minimum experience in a related position

  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of software for design of materials

  • Demonstrated experience supervising staff and working in close collaboration with other staff

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience preparing and producing effective marketing using social media tools

  • Experience working in a higher education setting

  • Experience preparing and presenting to a variety of audiences

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Ability to function successfully as a team member

  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues, collect input, and give constructive feedback

  • Ability to be creative and incorporate new forms of communication into an evolving media/marketing plan

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? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on December 13th, 2019; 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: .