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Communications & Marketing Specialist

Apply now Department: 3670050010 Dean of Graduate School
Job no: 513266
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Office / Clerical
Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

The Graduate School is seeking a full-time communications and marketing specialist.


  • In coordination with academic units’ communication strategies, develop and implement marketing strategies that are aligned with the KSU Division of Communications and Marketing practices
  • Develop and maintain communication strategies for the Graduate School
  • Produce and distribute the Graduate School e-newsletter and other communications with university constituents
  • Coordinate and manage all digital (e.g., email, web, social media), and print communications and marketing for the Graduate School
  • Maintain and develop new components for the Graduate School website
  • Provide support to the Dean with developing communication with alumni and to support fundraising
  • Collaborate with other units in the Graduate School to support student success, recruitment, admission and retention
  • Coordinate with Graduate School administrative team, KSU Division of Communications and Marketing, and graduate program directors to increase use of social media/web in department/KSU recruitment activities
  • Provide communications and marketing support to the Graduate Student Council


Why Join Us:

The Graduate School provides strategic leadership and vision to advance graduate education in directions consistent with university goals and priorities and the evolving role of graduate education in the 21st century. It formulates and implements a comprehensive and visionary strategy for graduate education that engages prospective and current graduate students from Kansas, alumni and community partners. It works collaboratively with academic units and other K-State partners  to grow and develop innovative graduate programs and world class graduate education at K-State. In its pursuit of excellence, the Graduate School promotes diversity among students and faculty; programs that serve the needs of individuals, families and society; and research that confronts some of the world’s most pressing problems.

The Graduate School is a partner in the university's goals to make K-State a Top 50 public research university and has contributed its own set of goals for K-State 2025 (pdf).


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with preference in area of marketing, communications, professional writing, or related fields.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with design software such as the Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, and design communication principles.
  • Administrative experience in a university and with graduate education
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Web editing experience
  • Two years’ experience providing direction necessary to implement the objectives of an agency, program or organizational unit.
  • Ability to work independently and to work with diverse groups and individuals.
  • Experience using social media programs


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:


  • A statement of interest summarizing qualifications for the position based on the advertisement
  • Resume
  • A communication or marketing piece that provides the search committee with a sample of skills and abilities
  • Contact information for three professional references (title, mailing address, telephone, and email)

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications will begin two weeks after posting and continue until position is filled

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$24.04 - $26.92 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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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