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Communications and Marketing Assistant

Apply now Department: 3670010050 Animal Sciences & Industry
Job no: 513628
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Office / Clerical, Student Affairs / Services, Animal Sciences / Livestock
Pay Grade: 06A

About This Role:

The Communications and Marketing Assistant will join a dynamic team within the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry to assist various personnel with recruitment, communications with youth, current and future students, stakeholders, and ASI personnel, youth activities, and events.

The position will assist in marketing and recruiting for ASI through assisting in providing effective communication for ASI, involvement as necessary with off campus recruiting efforts and providing support and assistance with ASI youth activities and events. This person will be a primary point of contact with the ASI Mentors group to guide their participation in recruitment and other ASI activities.

In addition, they will assist in developing and maintaining websites, social media platforms, newsletters, publications, videos and other marketing materials for the department. They will also assist with other projects and be an effective team player.

60 %     Assist  Animal Sciences and Industry recruitment, youth and event efforts.

Assist with communications and marketing of recruitment events.

Assist with management and training of student group ASI Mentors.

Assist with development of recruiting collateral materials- brochures, video's , booth backdrops, giveaways.

Develop recruitment database and research key contacts.

Follow up on post-visit communications with contacts made in this role

Collaborate with staff on relevant industry and secondary education recruiting activities.

Monitor recruitment success and collect and summarize recruiting activities for review.


40%   Support efforts of the KSU ASI Communication and Marketing Leader and team.

Assist in Social Media management including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, etc.

Assist with design projects including posters, brochures, ads, newsletters and publications.

Assist with Website maintenance.

Assist with press releases and other communication pieces.

Assist with video projects, including capturing and editing video, plus script writing.

Assist with photographing as well as photo editing. 


Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree and one to two years of relevant experience.
  • This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) including the ability to build a rapport with high school students as well as college students.
  • Experience in the recruiting process.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, strong attention to details.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within groups.
  • Proficiency in Office software, especially Excel.
  • Experience with Adobe software, including Photoshop, inDesign and Illustrator.
  • Experience in managing social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, instagram, Snapchat and TikTok.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Valid Drivers License

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. KSU Page Up online application
  2. Resume
  3. List of names, emails & phone numbers, for three professional contacts

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins on September 12, 2022.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$32, 710.00 - $40,872.00

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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