Communications Specialist

Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ, United States

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Posted Date 10/17/2023

Communications Specialist

Arizona State University

Jewish Studies

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

Develops and implements the college's communication strategies, programs and project content, and materials for a variety of projects that effectively market and disseminate information, and promotes the college's activities to internal and external constituents including faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, and the community. Reports to the Dean.


Salary Range

$50,000 - $60,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • Produce creative, high-quality, and cost-effective communications for the Center’s audiences (e.g., the Jewish community, the public, faculty, staff, donors, alumni, and students)
  • Participate in strategic communications planning meetings for unit projects and initiatives.
  • Conceive, write, edit, and produce original content for email campaigns, e-news, outreach activities, social media, website, advertising, and marketing materials.
  • Work with internal and external vendors and suppliers to coordinate media placement and printing of various types of materials.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing, Education or a related field AND three (3) years of related work experience in the development of comprehensive and creative communication; OR seven (7) years of related work experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Certificates from recognized programs that verify mastery of tools and techniques relevant to the assignment may substitute for up to six (6) months of experience.


Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge in writing, content development and copy editing.
  • Knowledge of marketing practices and principles, media placement and graphics design concepts.
  • Knowledge of design software (Adobe Creative Suite) for desktop publishing, website management software (Drupal), and email communication and management systems (Salesforce Marketing Cloud) and social media (Facebook and YouTube).
  • Experience in strategic communication planning.
  • Evidence of effective written and verbal communication, and oral/written/media presentation.
  • Skill in media technology, design, and creative communication.


Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone, and associated computer/technology peripherals.
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, and lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular activities require the ability to quickly change priorities, which may include resolving conflicts, coping with moderate stress levels, along with the requirements to complete tasks within set time constraints.
  • Clearly communicate to perform essential functions.


Department Statement

The Center for Jewish Studies is a hybrid unit consisting of ASU Jewish Studies a degree granting academic unit as well as The Center which functions as a research center which develops programs to educate the public about Jewish civilization (about 25 programs a year). We strive for excellence in all that we do and seek to serve the needs of the many communities we serve.


ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations and a commitment to sustainability, innovation, and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market. This position will have a physical “home base” in the Center for Jewish Studies located on the Tempe campus.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.



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Salary50,000.00 - 60,000.00 Annual
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