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Marketing and Communications Specialist - EET

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs
Marketing and Communications Specialist- EET

Job ID: 247244
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a higher education community leading in innovative teaching and learning?

Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country and one of the largest in the state of Georgia offering more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. Our university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe.

We are growing and searching for talented people to join our mission!

Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Coordinates and implements marketing and communication projects that support the assigned department and/or college's goals to help shape effective marketing and communications strategies. Works collaboratively with partners to achieve project objectives, milestones and deliverables, and campaign effectiveness reporting.

1. Develops and maintains strong partnerships within the assigned department and/or college, understanding key business strategies, objectives, and project expectations to support marketing efforts and goals

2. Creates, plans and executes engaging and interactive social media content strategy to enhance the assigned department and/or college's reputation

3. Ensures that communications are aligned with the University and the assigned department and/or college's brand messaging and policies to increase the sense of connection to the College and its extended community

4. Plans and manages project communications, monitoring project status, proactively managing changes, and effectively communicating regularly

5. May be responsible for collecting and analyzing data from multiple sources to improve the effectiveness of the marketing and communication efforts

6. Performs administrative functions to support marketing and communications projects for the college or department

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in marketing or related field

Required Experience
One (1) year of Marketing, Communications or Public Relations work experience with a focus on account management and/or digital campaign management

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience
Previous experience in higher education preferred
Extensive experience with various computer software

Proposed Salary
The budget for this position is between $ $36,175.78 and $49,000

Offers will be based on candidate experience and budget availability.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Comfortable interacting at all levels of the organization and be willing to develop strong and positive relationships with staff and colleagues
Able to produce creative and effective marketing communications materials
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one-time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge of communication, sales and broad understanding of marketing principles
Knowledge of branding standards and University policies and guidelines used to develop marketing and advertising materials

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem-solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite, Adobe suite including Photoshop, etc.)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and email etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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