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Communications Specialist

University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Closing date
Aug 11, 2022

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Position Announcement

Position # 124155

The College of Education at the University of Maryland is conducting a search for a Communications Specialist.  The communications specialist is a key member of the University of Maryland College of Education’s marketing and communications team. The position reports to and works closely with the director of marketing and communications to develop and implement strategic and creative marketing and communications strategies that align with and support the college’s vision and strategic priorities. 

The communications specialist will identify newsworthy stories and write/edit press releases and articles that showcase the college’s research, programs, student experience, alumni, community partnerships and more. This individual will also create content for the website, social media, digital screens and other marketing and communications materials, as needed.

The communications specialist will manage the college’s website and social media accounts, help organize key college events, and steward the college’s brand. The communications specialist will help with the team’s media relations efforts by pitching story ideas to reporters, coordinating and staffing interviews, and tracking media placements. The communications specialist will maintain positive relationships with COE students, faculty and staff, as well as key stakeholder groups across campus.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • BA or BS degree in communications, marketing or related field 5-7 years of experience in communications and/or marketing Familiarity with social media platforms and media monitoring services Experience working with the media Strong communication skills, both written and verbal Superior project management and time management skills

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with websites and website content management systems Knowledge of writing, editing, proofreading and tenets of journalism, including AP style Excellent organizational skills and superior attention to detail Self-motivated, with growth mindset Ability to effectively communicate to diverse audiences

Web applications for interested candidates will be accepted through the University of Maryland’s Job Posting Board ( beginning June 8, 2022.  Applications will be accepted through July 15, 2022, with a best consideration date of June 30, 2022.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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