Friday, September 9, 2011

Public Relations Coordinator, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Public Relations Coordinator

How to Apply

A cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be PAGE 1 of your resume and should:

1. Specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position
2. Outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position
3. Include your current or ending salary

Starting salary may vary depending on qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Job Summary

Information and Technology Services (ITS) at the University of Michigan has an immediate opening for a Public Relations Coordinator. The ideal candidate must be flexible and comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced, evolving environment, and will:
-build and maintain collaborative working relationships with ITS and campus customers
-be organized and work well independently
-work with others to ensure the planning and execution of deliverables meet the objectives
-serve as editor of the internal newsletter

Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide work samples that support communication aspects of this role.


Create original work product with guidance from senior team members; write and edit online and print publications for newsletters, targeted emails, press releases, brochures, manuals, presentations, and Web sites.
Review, edit and deliver targeted email communications.
Review and edit content to ensure it conveys a consistent organizational message and adheres to U-M and organizational formats, style, language, and branding standards.
Assist in determining marketing and promotional needs associated with production support and routine/ongoing communication efforts.
Assist with planning, coordinating and executing communication and marketing efforts for a variety of small to medium projects and initiatives.
Assist with event planning and coordination.
Learn new tools to support organizational communication needs.
Assist with marketing and audience research and analysis.
Provide some administrative support for the team, e.g. meeting planning and scheduling.
Provide regular status updates to team and/or management.
Participate in training and professional development activities.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelors degree in a related field (Marketing, Communications, or Public Relations) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
6 months of directly related professional work experience or internship.
Foundational knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures of public relations/marketing/communications.
Basic understanding of HTML and website design and development.
Demonstrated experience with print and online communications, including web, targeted email, and social media.
Demonstrated ability to write using clear and concise language.
Strong attention to detail and editing skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, electronic file sharing and calendaring.
Good organizational and time management skills with the ability to complete multiple tasks within established and changing deadlines.
Ability to take direction and follow through on commitments to completion.
Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.

Desired Qualifications*

Work experience in an agency or higher education setting.
Extensive knowledge of web design principles.
Proficient with InDesign or other graphic design and layout software.
Experience with SharePoint functionality and site management.
Extensive experience with a variety of social media channels and writing techniques within a marketing context.
Experience with data collection and assessment via web metrics, surveys, or other applications.
Experience working with graphic artists, photographers and printers.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan was featured as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" in the 2011 Chronicle of Higher Education.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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