Communications Specialist II, III

Updated: 7 days ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Communications Specialist II, III

Agency

Texas A&M Engineering

Department

Aerospace 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

The Communications Specialist, under general supervision, is assigned to perform various communications duties for the Department of Aerospace Engineering. The position is primarily responsible for serving as a communications liaison supporting the strategic communication plan for the department.

Responsibilities:

  • Write news feature stories highlighting the faculty, alumni, students, and research in the Department of Aerospace Engineering.
  • Be proactive in seeking out news stories from faculty, alumni, and students in collaboration with the Department Head’s office.   Help the DH office to strategize to obtain more timely news stories.
  • Report to the DH office every quarter which news did better on our page and social media.
  • Promote departmental special events, programs, and calls for award nominations.
  • Manage the department’s social media presence.
  • Coordinate the production of print material and electronic communications to support the goals of the department through collaboration with Engineering Communications.
  • Utilize a project management tracking system for all project requests.
  • Provide front-facing customer support on communications-related needs and collaborate with support teams in Engineering Communications to fulfill those requests.
  • Be available to attend and report on special events like capstone design flight days or when research facilities are being inaugurated.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What we need:

Minimum qualifications for Communications Specialist II:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years of related experience

Minimum qualifications for Communications Specialist III:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Four years of related experience

*Compensation and classification is based on the analyses of the above qualifications during the recruitment process.

What is helpful:

  • Experience in communications, content creation, journalism, public relations, and/or marketing.
  • Experience in communications, writing content for journalistic or publications news.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient knowledge of writing 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 working under deadlines.
  • Knowledge of social media analytics.
  • Working knowledge of AP Style writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Work Location:

  • Main Campus – College Station, TX.
  • Some positions may have potential for a flexible work schedule or location.

About Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering is consistently rated in the top 10 programs in the United States. It provides unique, cutting-edge educational and research opportunities in areas including space exploration, national defense, and air transportation. We offer a unique environment with research spanning fundamental to applied and where students have vibrant hands-on organizations and tremendous opportunities for summer internships and co-ops.

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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