Public Communications Specialist

$48,000 - $54,000 yearly
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Pembroke, NC 28372, USA
  • Mar 21, 2022
Full time Development/Advancement/Fundraising External Relations, PR, Marketing

Job Description


Public Communications Specialist

Division: Advancement
Department: Advancement Dept
Working Title: Associate Director of Advancement Communications
Vacancy Type: Probationary Permanent Full Time

FTE: 1
Salary Range: $48,000 - $54,000
Position #: 2689
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Months per Year: 12
Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Schedule Type: Monday - Friday

Primary Purpose of Organization Unit:
Advancement is charged with philanthropic fundraising to expand the mission, access, and programs of UNC Pembroke.

Primary Purpose of Position:
The Assoc. Director of Advancement Communications creates donor-centered communication tools and strategies that enhance donor relationships and build a culture of philanthropy at UNC Pembroke.

Job Description:
Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging--a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university's mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.

Creates donor-centered marketing and communications plan that highlights UNCP donors and the impact of their giving.

Leads writing and design of UNCP donor profiles, donor proposals, and donor impact reports.

Ensures that the communications of the Advancement team is aligned with the overall advancement plan, and is representative of the highest quality expression of UNCP brand standards.

Oversees design and functionality of Advancement/Foundation website.

Coordinates and manages donor/prospect communications in alignment with objectives and plans created by the University Communications and Marketing (UCM) division.

Serves as spokesperson for the Office of Advancement in collaboration with UCM and Chancellor's office.

Ensures quality and consistency of messages and appearance across media channels including: fundraising/major gift proposals, e-communications, event communications, solicitation, and stewardship pieces.

Oversees and coordinate the relationships between UNCP Advancement and freelance and/or contractual writers, designers and photographers.

Performs other duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Min T/E Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Application Details

IMPORTANT: THREE separate writing samples are required in order to submit a complete application for this position. Candidate may include any work that they have authored, including media or communication campaigns, marketing copy, press releases, or professional correspondence that they feel best represents their ability to satisfy the job description for this position.

Management Preference:

Lic or Certifications Required by Statute or Regulation:

Job Opening Date: 03/17/2022
Job Closing Date: 4/7/2022
Open Until Filled:
Posting Category: Professional
Posting Number: SPA00426

Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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