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Communication Specialist – HigherEdJobs

Job no: 250126-AS

Work type: Staff-Full Time

Department:CALS/EXTRNAL AFFAIRS/COMP PRG

Location: Madison

Categories: Communications

Job Summary:

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is looking for a professional communicator to contribute to CALS External Relations (50%) and Dairy Innovation Hub (50%) news and public information activities including events for one-year. The communication specialist will write stories about agricultural and biological sciences for news releases, newsletters, websites and more and will contribute to social media following brand standards in order to reach farmers, policymakers, scientists and Wisconsin residents.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent written communicator, with 1-3 years of experience in writing for many venues, have strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Familiarity with animal agriculture and scientific research is desirable. Experience with WordPress (web content management), customer relationship management databases and design software a plus.

The Office of External Relations is responsible for college-level communications – including an alumni magazine, internal e-newsletter, media releases and social media – alumni relations and legislative issues.

The Dairy Innovation Hub positions Wisconsin’s dairy community for economic, environmental and social success by advancing science, developing talent and leveraging collaboration at UW-Madison, UW-Platteville and UW-River Falls and throughout the state.

This position is eligible for remote work based on the candidate’s individual situation, but in-person attendance will be required approximately 6 times during the course of the year for trainings and special events.

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. At CALS, we acknowledge that bias, prejudice, racism and hate have historically occurred in many forms that cause significant and lasting harm to members of our community. We commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

About the Job:

Communications Specialist (CM004)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Preferred
Bachelor’s Degree

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will be an excellent written communicator, with 1-3 years of experience in writing for many venues, have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with animal agriculture and scientific research is desirable
  • Experience with WordPress (web content management), customer relationship management databases and design software a plus

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Information:

  • A criminal background check will be required
  • An evaluation period will be required

Department(s):

A071620-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/EXTRNAL AFFAIRS/COMP PRG

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Salary:

Minimum $42,600 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

To begin the application process please click on the `Apply Now’ button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.

Contact:

Justin Cave
[email protected]
608-263-3715
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Official Title:

Communications Specialist(CM004)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:

250126-AS

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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