PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

Marketing & Communications Coordinator


Oct 16


Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept
The Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) is a nationally accredited health care facility that offers medical health, mental health, dental health, health promotion and education, and academic testing services to the students of Portland State University. The center consists of over 100 clinical and administrative staff and operates Monday through Friday during regular business hours. There are currently 20,000 students eligible to use SHAC’s services.

Position Summary
The Marketing and Communications Coordinator in the Center for Student Health & Counseling (SHAC) at Portland State University (PSU) provides strategic direction, planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive marketing and communication strategies and initiatives utilizing best practices for SHAC within the university setting.

This position is also responsible for envisioning events and promotions that best support and promote the services and mission of SHAC; identifying learning outcomes for events and implementing appropriate assessment; recruiting, mentoring and coaching SHAC staff-volunteers; overseeing all event planning, logistics and implementation; and handling all publicity related to each event.

This position will initiate, build and maintain relationships with faculty, departments and community partners through co-sponsoring and co-planning events, formal and informal communication, and by direct outreach. This includes event coordination, coalition building, meeting facilitation, communication, assessment, and adhering to the allocated SHAC marketing budget.

This position handles all SHAC publicity, including event promotion, as well as overseeing the design of all SHAC promotional materials, forms, website design and presentation, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts. This position will use appropriate evaluative strategies to measure the efficacy of SHAC’s marketing and promotional outreach. Successful completion of a background check is required.

Minimum Qualifications
BA/BS with 3+ years of experience in an appropriate area of specialization.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization such as marketing, communications, advertising, public relations, health communication or related field.

Professional experience in a marketing/communications position
Experience in graphic design and/or creative services management
Effective organizational skills
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Project planning and management skills
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Professional Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and other digital communication and marketing tools
Demonstrated artistic and design abilities, including knowledge of relevant design technologies, trends and techniques, with the ability to create and work with both print and digital formats
Ability to take initiative and to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work independently with a high level of self-motivation to meet goals and objectives
Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders

Key Cultural Competencies
• Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
• Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
• Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Work Days/Hours
M-F, 8:30am-5: 30pm, occasional eves/weekends

Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement
The starting annual salary rate for this position will be $45,720-$52,500 with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

Posting Close Date: 10/25/2016
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