Communications Specialist II - Community and Economic Development
Iowa State University
Location: Ames, Iowa
Internal Number: R11257
Communications Specialist II - Community and Economic Development
Professional & Scientific
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelorâs degree and 2 years of related experience
Creation, editing, and composition experience with graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite or similar. Utilization of video creation software. Experience with different types of communications software and platforms. Experience with developing/creating a variety of communications utilized for presentations(virtual and in-person), print, and digital purposes.
The Community and Economic Development team in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking a Communications Specialist II.Â Focusing on the most pressing issues facing Iowa communities today, and in the future, this team, with varied professional backgrounds, provides research-based information and resources.Â
This position will have responsibilities for creation of communications content, supporting the communications needs of professional staff, supporting the communications needs of existing and new programs and implementing communications and marketing strategies.
Summary Works on internal and external communications projects. Provides general customer relations information to external clients or customers and may assist in providing communication consultation to internal departments.
Example of Duties â¢ Composes, reviews, edits, produces, and duplicates audio, visual, video, and/or printed program materials for distribution to target audiences. â¢ Reviews and/or edits layouts, drafts, and information in order to check for content, readability, and style. â¢ Works on internal and external communications projects, including website and intranet creation, management of media, public relations and press releases. â¢ Conducts the required research and analysis to prepare presentations and scripts/speeches for management. â¢ Provides general customer relations information to external clients or customers, usually not dealing with sensitive subject matter. â¢ Responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining internal and external policies and programs to ensure that the organization is represented positively to the media, the general public, and stakeholders including media relations, government and regulatory liaison, company branding, events management, and internal employee communications.
Level Guidelines â¢ Intermediate-level position with solid professional and/or technical skills working under general supervision to achieve goals â¢ Applies broad, working knowledge of the principles of the field to moderately complex, difficult, and varied problems and issues â¢ Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action and resolve problems â¢ Responds to a broad range of inquiries and requests â¢ May provide training and/or direction to lower-level staff â¢ May lead projects of moderate scope and complexity â¢ Provides guidance to students
Vision:â¯ Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will advance land-grant values by engaging all Iowans in solving todayâs problems and preparing for a thriving future.
Mission:â¯Iowa State University Extension and Outreach builds a strong Iowa by engaging all Iowans in research, education, and extension experiences to address current and emerging real-life challenges.
Diversity Statement: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach celebrates all identities, cultures, and backgrounds and actively works to foster a climate that is grounded in respect, value, and belonging.â¯ In our communities, diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the experiences of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach participants and partners. In our organization, diversity, equity, and inclusion support constructive workplace and educational environments, and promote excellence throughout the organization.â¯ Iowa State University Extension and Outreach aims to provide research- and evidence-based educational opportunities to cultivate the growth of Iowaâs agriculture, families, youth, and communities; is dedicated to serving all Iowans; and will continue to take intentional and thoughtful steps to achieve this goal.â¯â¯
Job Details: As our vision and mission both state, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is here to serve all Iowans.Â Accordingly, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach values experience working with and in diverse communities.Â We acknowledge the full range of diversity including race, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, disability, socioeconomic status, rural, urban, perspectives, education, experiences, etc.Â When we encompass a wide range of Iowans in our workforce, we better understand and serve the richness and breadth that is Iowa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is an equal opportunity employer and in accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
To apply for this position, please click on âApplyâ and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter If you have questions regarding this application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:â¢ Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plansâ¢ Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plansâ¢ Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)â¢ Life insurance and long-term disabilityâ¢ Flexible Spending Accountsâ¢ Various voluntary benefits and discountsâ¢ Employee Assistance Programâ¢ Wellbeing programâ¢ This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.