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JOB TITLE:

Public Relations Director

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Fayetteville Kanton Appenzell Ausserrhoden United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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Type of Position:
Professional Staff - External Affairs

Workstudy Position:
No

Job Type:
Regular

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:
No

Institution Name:
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nations top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity.
The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.


The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.
S.
The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nations strongest economies.
Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.


As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.
The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.


Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.


If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process, please submit a request via the
Disability Accommodations | OEOC | University of Arkansas (uark.
edu)
: Request an Accommodation.
Applicants are required to submit a request for each position of which they have applied.


For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 479.
575.
5351.

Department:
Integrated Communications

Department's Website:

Summary of Job Duties:
The Public Relations Director is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating communications and outreach campaigns and projects to help advance the strategic goals and objectives of the University of Arkansas.
The position requires strong writing, editing and communication skills as well as the ability to coordinate projects with multiple team members.


The Public Relations Director works collaboratively with an experienced and integrated staff devoted to University Relations primary communications responsibilities of marketing and brand strategy including video, photo and design support; core communications including media relations, social media, news and content development; research and economic development; and digital communications including content, design, development and training.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Director of Integrated Communications, this position develops, implements and evaluates communications plans, campaigns and tactics in alignment with University Relations strategy and goals to support university priorities.
    Specific duties include but are not limited to:
o Developing and editing content for news stories, newsletters, media releases, video scripts and other types of communications and marketing.

o Working closely with digital team to launch, update, evaluate and enhance University Relations and other university websites with usability, engagement and messaging with purpose/results in mind.

o Supporting campus communications needs including meeting with campus leaders and providing strategic assessment and guidance, as well as campaign implementation and tactical assistance.

  • Assures that projects are completed on deadline including providing consistent tactical support.
  • Fosters a proactive, innovative and team-oriented culture for University Relations teammates.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability in order to respond to timely/urgent and/or short-term communications needs and requests while balancing the needs of advancing long-term strategic efforts including:
o Assuming the lead project management role for specific efforts, coordinating the project and deliverables from planning to implementation on deadline.

o Assisting with other primary UREL public relations and communications campaigns.

o Filling needed communications gaps while other communications positions are vacant within University Relations or at times in support of other units.


Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job function of this job, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


The benefits offered by the University of Arkansas include generous tuition discounts for employees and immediate family, robust health and dental care, retirement investment plans, and an intentional approach to work/life balance through flexible scheduling as appropriate and necessary, all embedded in service to a public good for the State of Arkansas.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, public relations, English or related field
  • Exceptionally strong writing, communicative and interpersonal skills
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in journalism, public relations, writing and editing, creative writing, marketing and/or related fields
  • Experience developing strategic plans and communications plans
  • Proven ability to take complex topics and explain them in understandable terms
  • Highly proficient using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in higher education
  • Masters degree in journalism, communications, English or related field
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated success using the four-step model of public relations
  • Experience running social media accounts
  • Graphic design or web design experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and experience with institutional branding
  • Strong communication skills: written, verbal, and listening
  • Possess attention-to-detail skills
  • Ability to provide communications counsel to staff
  • Ability to prioritize among competing strategic needs
  • Ability to synthesize facts, data and trends to provide strategic counsel
  • Ability to be dependable and punctual
  • Ability to work independently, collaborate with a team, exercise good judgment in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to deliver and receive professional critique and feedback positively

Additional Information:

Salary Information:
$55-68k

Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume
Optional Documents:
Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:
Julia Menke, jmenke@uark.
edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site
UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community.
We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment.
Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check.
For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening.
Required checks are identified in the position listing.
A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.
Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.
The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity).
Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases.
Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.
S.
Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.
All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:
N/A

Frequent Physical Activity:
N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:
N/A

Benefits Eligible:
Yes

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

68000 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707127776-ab1682b7f967acfb04aa9afc32cf783c

LOCATION:

Kanton Appenzell Ausserrhoden United States

CITY:

Fayetteville

Job Origin:

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Current University of Arkansas System employees including student employees and graduate assistants need to log into Workday on My Apps. Simply enter \"Find Jobs\" in the Workday search bar to view open positions.

All Job Postings will close at 12:01 a.m. CT on the specified Closing Date (if designated). To view the job posting closing date please return to the search for jobs page.

If you close the browser or exit your application prior to submitting, the application process will be saved as a draft. You will be able to access and complete the application through My Draft Applications located on your Candidate Home page.
Type of Position:
Professional Staff - External Affairs

Workstudy Position:
No

Job Type:
Regular

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:
No

Institution Name:
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nations top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nations strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process, please submit a request via the
Disability Accommodations | OEOC | University of Arkansas (uark.edu)
: Request an Accommodation. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position of which they have applied.

For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 479.575.5351.

Department:
Integrated Communications

Department's Website:

Summary of Job Duties:
The Public Relations Director is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating communications and outreach campaigns and projects to help advance the strategic goals and objectives of the University of Arkansas. The position requires strong writing, editing and communication skills as well as the ability to coordinate projects with multiple team members.

The Public Relations Director works collaboratively with an experienced and integrated staff devoted to University Relations primary communications responsibilities of marketing and brand strategy including video, photo and design support; core communications including media relations, social media, news and content development; research and economic development; and digital communications including content, design, development and training.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Director of Integrated Communications, this position develops, implements and evaluates communications plans, campaigns and tactics in alignment with University Relations strategy and goals to support university priorities. Specific duties include but are not limited to:
o Developing and editing content for news stories, newsletters, media releases, video scripts and other types of communications and marketing.
o Working closely with digital team to launch, update, evaluate and enhance University Relations and other university websites with usability, engagement and messaging with purpose/results in mind.
o Supporting campus communications needs including meeting with campus leaders and providing strategic assessment and guidance, as well as campaign implementation and tactical assistance.
  • Assures that projects are completed on deadline including providing consistent tactical support.
  • Fosters a proactive, innovative and team-oriented culture for University Relations teammates.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability in order to respond to timely/urgent and/or short-term communications needs and requests while balancing the needs of advancing long-term strategic efforts including:
o Assuming the lead project management role for specific efforts, coordinating the project and deliverables from planning to implementation on deadline.
o Assisting with other primary UREL public relations and communications campaigns.
o Filling needed communications gaps while other communications positions are vacant within University Relations or at times in support of other units.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job function of this job, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

The benefits offered by the University of Arkansas include generous tuition discounts for employees and immediate family, robust health and dental care, retirement investment plans, and an intentional approach to work/life balance through flexible scheduling as appropriate and necessary, all embedded in service to a public good for the State of Arkansas.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, public relations, English or related field
  • Exceptionally strong writing, communicative and interpersonal skills
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in journalism, public relations, writing and editing, creative writing, marketing and/or related fields
  • Experience developing strategic plans and communications plans
  • Proven ability to take complex topics and explain them in understandable terms
  • Highly proficient using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in higher education
  • Masters degree in journalism, communications, English or related field
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated success using the four-step model of public relations
  • Experience running social media accounts
  • Graphic design or web design experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and experience with institutional branding
  • Strong communication skills: written, verbal, and listening
  • Possess attention-to-detail skills
  • Ability to provide communications counsel to staff
  • Ability to prioritize among competing strategic needs
  • Ability to synthesize facts, data and trends to provide strategic counsel
  • Ability to be dependable and punctual
  • Ability to work independently, collaborate with a team, exercise good judgment in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to deliver and receive professional critique and feedback positively

Additional Information:

Salary Information:
$55-68k

Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume
Optional Documents:
Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:
Julia Menke, jmenke@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site
UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.
All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:
N/A

Frequent Physical Activity:
N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:
N/A

Benefits Eligible:
Yes

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