Communications Specialist II, III

Updated: 23 days ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Communications Specialist II, III

Agency

Texas A&M Engineering

Department

Materials Science & Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Why work for Texas A&M Engineering?

Who we are

Texas A&M Engineering is a large employer in the great and growing cities of Bryan/College Station, offering thousands of career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. We are deeply committed to recruiting and retaining a talented workforce that embraces our core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and service. Texas A&M Engineering offers competitive salaries, full benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative working community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education, research, and public service.

Purpose

This position reports to the Department of Materials Science & Engineering in the College of Engineering and is assigned to perform various communications duties for the department. The Communications Specialist II or III is primarily responsible for serving as a communications liaison supporting the strategic communication plan for the department. Responsibilities include: developing content for web, print and digital pieces, news stories, and recruitment material; facilitating the completion of print and digital projects; and coordinating electronic communications to support the goals of the department and engineering program.

Qualifications* 

We are recruiting for a level II, or III Communications Specialist to support the Department of Materials Science & Engineering. 

Minimum qualifications for a Communications Specialist II: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience and two years of experience.

Minimum qualifications for a Communications Specialist III: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience and four years of related experience.

The well-qualified candidates would possess the following: 

  • Proficient writing knowledge and how to tailor writing style for various audiences and specific outlets.
  • Understanding of AP style.
  • Ability to edit for grammar, clarity, organization, style and consistency.
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work collaboratively with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under deadlines.
  • Knowledge of social media analytics.

Work Location:

  • Main Campus – College Station, TX

About Materials Science and Engineering

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering's mission is to educate global leaders in materials science and engineering; perform research to address materials challenges of the 21st century; impact society, industry, national security, and the environment and attract the best minds and develop them into the leaders of tomorrow. Despite being one of the youngest departments in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, it is one of the largest materials science and engineering departments in the country. Our goal is to be the largest one while providing excellent education to the students.

Texas A&M Engineering provides an outstanding benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Competitive health benefits.
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.
  • Vision, Dental, Life, and Long-Term Disability insurance options.
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS), a defined benefit retirement plan with 8% employer contribution.
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Deferred Account 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation Program 457(b).
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional development opportunities.
  • Tuition assistance https://engineering.tamu.edu/information/esac/staff-development/staff-development-opportunities.html
  • Wellness program release time offered to employees to promote work/life balance.

Helpful Applicant Information

Required Materials for Application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Three work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor/former supervisor.
  • Letter of interest

Compensation Philosophy:

  • Recruit and retain high-performing workforce through competitive compensation and career development including career pathing, coaching and skills development.
  • Offer total rewards, flexible benefits, professional development, performance recognition and work-life balance.
  • Ensure resources are readily available and utilized to attract and retain the highest quality researchers, faculty, and staff.  

Employment Eligibility Verification

  • If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in delay of start date.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.



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