Communications Specialist, Pos#124155

The University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, Maryland
Sep 12, 2018
Oct 17, 2018
Full Time

University of Maryland, College Park

College of Education

Communications Specialist, Pos#124155

The College of Education at the University of Maryland is seeking a Communications Specialist to provide support to the Associate Director of Communications to help expand and raise the profile of the College of Education nationally.

The Communications Specialist is responsible for implementing strategic communications and external relations initiatives that grow the stature, reach and effectiveness of the College of Education with its various constituents (internal and external). The position reports to and supports the Associate Director of Communications in developing all print, web, email, and social media projects for the College of Education. S/he will manage the ongoing work of the Web Steering Committee and support the College in monitoring and enhancing web content and functionality.


Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Experiences Minimum of two to four years of experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong capabilities in website design, branding, and content management
  • Computer literacy and comfort using online tools like Prezi, Mail Chimp, E-paper Flip, etc.
  • Initiative and independent decision-making.
  • Proficiency at multi-tasking and highly developed organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with communications and fundraising professionals, faculty, and staff within the College of Education, University Relations, and the Alumni Association. Customer service oriented.
  • Good understanding of the values of a public higher education institution and the ability to articulate these values to internal and external constituencies.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three references using the University of Maryland online job listings at The search will be open from Monday, September 10, 2018 with a closing date of Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


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