The Office of Human Resources is seeking a Communications Specialist . This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
The Communications Specialist will develop and implement the day-to-day and strategic communications of the Office of Human Resources (OHR) in order to build positive relationships with the campus community and fulfill the mission of providing innovative leadership and services to achieve the effective management of a quality workforce. This position directly supports the goals and objectives of the OHR and the Oregon State University strategic plan. Working collaboratively with the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), the Executive Assistant to the CHRO, and the OHR leadership team, the Communications Specialist evaluates, plans, and executes a comprehensive communications program to enhance the overall awareness of the work, services, and initiatives of the Office of Human Resources at OSU.
The Communications Specialist will engage in a variety of communication tactics including writing, web communications, social media, and print materials to effectively communicate the OHR mission and plans to audiences that are both internal and external to OSU.
The Communications Specialist is a full-time, 12-month professional faculty position, and reports to the Executive Assistant to the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field. 3 years’ experience related to the discipline of the college, unit or department.
Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field, and three (3) years of professional communications experience that includes the creation, development and maintenance of an organizational website;
Extensive knowledge of developing websites with demonstrated skill in web content management, web ADA accessibility standards (ADA, WCAG), browser compliance and general usability;
Demonstrated skill in translating complex information into logical, comprehensible, and appealing written, verbal, and visual formats for a broad and diverse user base;
Relevant experience in detailed writing and editing for electronic and print presentation to diverse customers, with an understanding of business protocol and standards in the area of communications and publications;
Demonstrable understanding of effective graphic design and branding principles for both web and print mediums;
Demonstrable ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.