Launched in 2016, the GIS Professional Programs, or GISPP, encapsulate the Geography Department's non-thesis design and technology degrees in Cartography and GIS. GISPP offers two Master's of Science degrees, one online emphasizing GIS development and web map programming, and one on campus, allowing students to complete our resident Cartography and GIS courses in just one year. We also offer two, three-course online certificates in GIS fundamentals and advanced GIS topics. Over 200 students have graduated from our program since its launch! As a member of the GISPP team, you will play a critical role in helping us evolve and grow our brand presence, awareness, and recognition. We are looking for a creative, self-driven Communications Specialist (50% position) to design and implement all of GISPP's internal and external communications strategies, as well as craft compelling content for student recruitment initiatives and marketing campaigns.
You'll enjoy being part of our team because you will:
- Lead the creation of all internal and external GISPP communications. - Manage GISPP's social media presence and evolve our brand image and reach. - Liaison between GISPP and the Division of Continuing Studies to streamline how we track and manage prospective student leads. - Collaborate with students, staff, and faculty to help coordinate GISPP events and generate engaging content. - Play a strategic role in building a lifelong alumni network.
Develops and drafts communication content and assists in the execution of the communications strategy in support of unit communication goals.
15% Monitors reach and effectiveness of communication campaigns, projects, and initiatives
15% Plans editorial content according to established goals and objects
10% Communicates with stakeholders to verify requests and identify editorial resources
50% Writes, edits, and publishes content for various communication projects and marketing platforms to align with strategic initiatives and established communication campaigns
10% Provides project management and execution of communications programs, initiatives, and tactical plans
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Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
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Required Bachelor's Degree Marketing and Communications or related field.
We're excited about you because:
Required: - You are an excellent communicator, both in written and visual mediums. - You are a strong graphic and media designer, with experience creating content for both web and print products (familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite a +). - You have experience maintaining and updating websites (familiarity with WordPress a+). - You appreciate a structured approach to marketing and lead management (familiarity with SalesForce a +). - You possess general knowledge about Cartography and/or GIS.
Part Time: 50%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $42,600 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurance and savings accounts; and retirement benefits.
To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.
Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the qualifications listed above.
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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
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