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Senior Public Relations Specialist
Rutgers University–Camden is a diverse, research-intensive campus of approximately 7,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 1,100 faculty and staff members located in Camden, N.J., directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. The campus thrives with a supportive culture that helps students achieve their goals and fosters collaboration among employees. The university is recognized as a national model for civically engaged urban universities and was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement classification. Washington Monthly magazine consistently ranks Rutgers University–Camden among its “Best Bang for the Buck” universities and best national research universities. Recently, Rutgers–Camden earned Carnegie classification as an R2 research university.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications, this position manages from beginning to end, a broad range of high-profile publications that promote Rutgers University–Camden to key audiences. This staff member exercises broad independent judgment, demonstrating a high level of initiative and appropriate decision-making in the conceptualizing, planning, and producing of all aspects of these key publications.
The position requires extensive knowledge of reporting, writing, editing, and publishing, as well as a deep understanding of issues specific to higher education communications and alumni relations. Keen research ability and problem-solving skills are important aspects required to handle this role. These publications include but are not limited to; the biannual Rutgers–Camden Magazine in print and online, the biannual Arts and Events brochure, and the annual commencement program. This staff member is often called up on to create additional publications promoting various programs and aspects of the university, as well as some online content. This staff member is responsible from the first stages of planning through the creation, production, and ultimate delivery of all of these publications.
The position has strong influence on the strategic direction of the publications. The position impacts all elements of the publications that inform and influence alumni, faculty, staff, students, other key external audiences, such as donors and legislators, as well as prospective students and parents.
This position collaborates with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and frequently delegates tasks to departmental team members. The incumbent will provide oversight on a routine and project-based basis, as well as the provide direction to outside freelance writers, designers, photographers, and printers. The position also formulates, maintains, and communicates policies and procedures regarding the publications to team members and external stakeholders.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Position Salary Commensurate with Experience
Annual Minimum Salary 67500.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 84097.000
Annual Maximum Salary 100694.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview.
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine. Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
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Job posted: 2022-09-14