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Communications Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Biological Systems Engineering
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing

Job Description

The departments of Biological Systems Engineering and Biochemistry are seeking to hire a joint Communications Coordinator, who will develop, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive communications program and strategies for both departments in support of their vision and strategic directions. This position is responsible for maintaining the department website, internal television monitors, and social media platforms. Maintenance includes updating and enhancing material routinely, overseeing the management, organization, and structure of the department's public content across all media and advancing the department's presence through a multimedia effort. Independently writes and edits content and leads development of monthly electronic and twice annual newsletters highlighting ongoing and new department initiatives. Ensures compliance with university brand standards in all initiatives involving communications, marketing, and public activities. Works closely with the department's faculty to collect data and information for electronic and print materials. Responsible for arranging or taking photos; works with videographer to edit video as needed. Works collaboratively with colleagues from CALS, VT News and University Relations to enhance the reputation of and build support for the department's programs.

Required Qualifications

Experience designing social media campaigns, writing professionally, photography and building websites.

Preferred Qualifications

BS degree in communications, marketing or a related field. Experience with marketing approaches using digital and print media.

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Salary Information

$38,894 - 48,000

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Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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