Website Rutgers University - Camden
The State University of NJ
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Rutgers University–Camden is a diverse, research-intensive campus of approximately 7,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 1,100 faculty and staff members located in Camden, N.J., directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. The campus thrives with a supportive culture that helps students achieve their goals and fosters collaboration among employees. The university is recognized as a national model for civically engaged urban universities and was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement classification. Washington Monthly magazine consistently ranks Rutgers University–Camden among its “Best Bang for the Buck” universities and best national research universities. Recently, Rutgers–Camden earned Carnegie classification as an R2 research university.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Public Relations, this position manages from beginning to end a broad range of high-profile publications that promote Rutgers University–Camden to key audiences. This staff member exercises broad independent judgment, demonstrating a high level of initiative and appropriate decision-making in the conceptualizing, planning, and producing all aspects of these key publications.
The position requires extensive knowledge of reporting, writing, editing, and publishing, as well as a deep understanding of issues specific to higher education communications and alumni relations. Keen research ability and problem-solving skills are important aspects required to handle this role. These publications, including but not limited to, include the biannual Rutgers–Camden Magazine in print and online, the biannual Arts and Events brochure, and the annual commencement program. This staff member is often called up on to create additional publications promoting various programs and aspects of the university, as well as some online content. This staff member is responsible from the first stages of planning through the creation, production, and ultimate delivery of all of these publications.
The position has strong influence on the strategic direction of the publications. The position impacts all elements of the publications that inform and influence alumni, faculty, staff, students, other key external audiences, such as donors and legislators, as well as prospective students and parents.
This position collaborates with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and frequently delegates and oversees tasks to departmental team members, providing oversight on a routine and project-based basis, as well direction of outside freelance writers, designers, photographers, and printers. The position also formulates, maintains, and communicates policies and procedures regarding the publications to team members and external stakeholders.
Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.
The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at https://futureofwork.rutgers.edu
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance
Minimum Education and Experience
Requires a bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Marketing or other relevant field and a minimum of five years of relevant experience. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities for multiple constituents. Strong organizational, project management, and interpersonal skills. Proficient with MS Office applications including, Word, Excel, and photo editing tools. Experience with web content management system Word Press.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of writing style guides, such as the Chicago Manual of Style and Associated Press Style Guide.
Master’s degree in relevant field preferred, and 7-10 years of experience in communications or public relations, preferably within an academic environment.
WordPress, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, photo editing, and Adobe Acrobat
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement
Job Category Staff & Executive
Department Marketing & Communications
Position Status Full Time
Position Salary Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, within university policy and salary schedules, as well as departmental budgets.
Annual Minimum Salary 67500.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 84097.000
Annual Maximum Salary 100694.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Posting Number 23ST0484
Posting Open Date 02/24/2023
Regional Campus Rutgers University-Camden
Applications accepted on university site located here:
To apply for this job please visit jobs.rutgers.edu.