Communications Specialist-School of Computer & Cyber Sciences

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Jan 18, 2024
Full time Computer & Web Services, Info Technology

Job Description


Communications Specialist-School of Computer & Cyber Sciences

Job ID: 267317
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Augusta University -

Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Our Summerville Campus:

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information

Augusta University's School of Computer & Cyber Sciences is located at the center of many academic, governmental and corporate partnerships critical to the nation's cyber security and technology enterprise, including the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, the National Security Agency, Savannah River National Laboratory, and the U.S. Army Cyber Command, we are laying the foundation for a future of great opportunities all around.

Now is the time to be a part of Augusta University's newest college! Our faculty brings valuable, practical skills into the classroom. Our students are innovators, doers and thinkers.

The opportunities are boundless for you to pursue life-changing education at the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences. And we're just getting started.

Job Summary

The Communications Specialist will manage all School of Computer & Cyber Sciences (SCCS) internal and external communications efforts.



The duties include, but not limited to:


Internal Communications Support - Serves as the lead communications advisor to SCCS. Leads strategic communications planning for SCCS. Oversees the production of communication and other written materials, including video scripts, remarks, letters, electronic communication and more on behalf of SCCS. Participates in school outreach efforts to ensure alignment with institutional communications and marketing. Plans, organizes, and directs the daily communications support functions for the school. Works with senior leadership to develop internal employee engagement plans and platforms. Provides support at events and special presentations. Provides communications support for SCCS events. Provides web content development and support. Manages SCCS social media platforms. Serves as the point of contact for school swag design and ordering.

Primary Liaison between SCCS, Communication and Marketing, and Web Services Primary liaison between SCCS, Communications and Marketing, and Web services. Partners with Communications and Marketing to develop and implement strategic communication plans for SCCS. Serves as a point of contact for SCCS projects and initiatives that need communications support. Works with marketing to ensure consistency with branding protocols and organizational strategic plans. Collaborates to accomplish communication goals by exerting exceptional interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving skills, and high levels of influence. Initiates activities that support internal & external communication. Supports employee, student, and community engagement through managing an active and high-quality communication for SCCS programs. Execute media relations efforts in coordination with DCM.

Content Development and Management - Serves as the primary point of contact to draft & edit information to be delivered through the various communications outlets. Schedule, coordinate, and implement communication and promotional meetings. Identify and write internal stories and news items as they pertain to the units, and coordinate wider distribution with DCM ( pitches, media release, etc.). Maintain media archives. Create, coordinate, and select photography for print and electronic communications. Develop content to be included in standard materials delivered to stakeholder audiences. Initiate updates to existing content delivered in the various outlets. Serve as a first point of contact for reviewing/editing content initiated by DCM for any form of media. Creates vision manages digital communication including web content and execution. Creates content for newsletters (internal & external). Utilizes templates provided and/or endorsed by DCM to create electronic newsletters for internal and/or external audiences by aggregating content from a variety of sources. Utilizes tools provided and/or endorsed by DCM to electronically distribute newsletters (mail chimp, listservs, etc.). Provide internal e-communications support.

Outreach Coordinator and Support - Coordinates outreach efforts for SCCS to include (but not limited to) GenCyber, Girls Who Code/Codehoppers, high school outreach. Coordinates internal outreach efforts to include living learning community, school clubs, etc. Responsible for communication regarding outreach activities.

Other Duties - Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in marketing, communications, public relations, or related field.

Minimum of three years' experience in professional role in communications, marketing, or public relations.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of graphic techniques and software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite) preferred; Working knowledge of FERPA and/or higher education policy preferred; experience marketing graduate and undergraduate.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Must possess working knowledge of the fundamentals of marketing practices.


Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office required.


Detail-oriented with strong organizational and prioritization skills.


Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Ability to work independently with only general supervision.


Ability to maintain confidentiality, complete work, and meet deadlines.


Be a fast learner, a team player, self-motivated, and able to juggle multiple projects.


Shift: Days- M/F

Pay Grade: 13

Salary: Minimum $16.19/hour- Midpoint $21.15/hour

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!


Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.


Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."


Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicant from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!


Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.


Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.


If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365.


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