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Marketing Specialist

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 511076
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Dining / Hospitality
Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

Serve as part of a dynamic team in developing and creating marketing strategies and materials for the Department of Housing and Dining Services (HDS). The Marketing Specialist position is instrumental in achieving the following:

  • Lead strategies, planning, and development of collaborative marketing and public relations plan to increase the awareness of HDS initiatives, programs, and services.
  • Collaborate with other team members to articulate, develop and maintain an overarching coherent look and feel for the HDS brand in all aspects of communication.
  • Assess and manage marketing and communication priorities and strategies.
  • Serve as lead copywriter/editor for all projects and supervise student copywriter.
  • Assist individual HDS functional areas in identifying key marketing and communications opportunities and strategies.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:  https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

Be part of an inclusive, team-oriented, customer-driven work environment. Housing and Dining Services is a self-operated auxiliary department with approximately 340 full-time staff committed to creating an environment that fosters diversity, leadership, academic success, and personal growth for our K-State Students.

More than 4,000 students call the K-State campus home. Why? This "home away from home" meets more than the basic needs of students living with us — we provide affordable, safe, and engaging accommodations for our residents while finding unique ways to support them in their academic pursuits.  

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree (This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in marketing, public relations, or related field
  • Experience in a teamwork environment
  • Experience in higher education
  • Experience in a food service operation
  • Experience with project management software
  • Supervisory experience

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Online application form
  2. Current resume including names and contact information for three professional references.
  3. Digital marketing portfolio

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by August 9, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$19.13 - $20.19 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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