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Communications Coordinator

University of Maryland, College Park
Job Location:
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

The Office of Communications in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, is seeking a Communications Coordinator to support the communications needs of multiple departments and units within the context of the Clark School’s strategic communications plan. The Communications Coordinator works to help strengthen and advance the Clark School’s reputation and identity by promoting a positive perception among the school’s general, academic, industry, and government audiences, and by supporting the School’s recruitment and partnership goals. The Coordinator conceptualizes, researches, and produces a variety of communications deliverables and assists the units covered with needs that include photos and videos, social media, marketing materials and other collateral, e-newsletter and magazine production, and website updates. The Coordinator is entrepreneurial in their work and readily collaborates with a variety of internal and external constituencies in a fast-paced environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, public relations, or a related field (bachelor’s degree in another subject may be acceptable if supplemented by a higher degree in communications or a related field, or by extensive relevant work experience).


  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in communications, writing, editing and/or public relations with documented experience creating editorial and multimedia content, including photos, videos. Professional experience can include graduate assistantships (but not volunteer or unpaid roles).
  • Experience designing and creating graphics for flyers, brochures, invitations, reports, and other material using tools such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, or Canva.
  • Prior experience with e-newsletter production and mailing list management, including a familiarity with Mailchimp and/or other email campaign tools.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proven writing and related skills (interviewing, researching, organizing ideas and content). Ability to tell a complex story in ways that will resonate with a designated audience.
  • Photo and video creation and editing skills (using Photoshop, GIMP, or equivalent).
  • Excellent editing (content and copy) and proofreading skills.
  • Prior experience with Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop and InDesign) or Canva.
  • Ability to work and manage projects independently, multitask effectively, task manage, and meet deadlines in a complex, fast-paced, and dynamic environment.
  • Ability/prior experience with website content management systems (for example, Drupal); ability to create and populate new website pages/sections and update existing ones. Basic understanding of HTML.
  • Familiarity and documented experience with creating content for social media on a variety of channels.
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