Senior Strategic Communications Consultant

25 Apr, 2021


Senior Strategic Communications Consultant

University of Missouri-Columbia Company Location
Columbia, MS

Hiring Department

Dean’s Office, College of Engineering

Job Description

The College of Engineering is searching for a motivated Senior Strategic Communications Consultant to join its marketing and communications team. The position contributes to the success of the College of Engineering as an integral part of the communications team that promotes the College’s highest priorities.

The qualified candidate should enjoy working collaboratively with a broad and diverse constituency within the College and at the university in a team-oriented environment.

This full-time, benefit-eligible position is responsible for management of marketing and communications projects assigned by the director of marketing and communications. Additionally, this position manages various communications tools for the college, including social media, digital communications for external audiences, video projects graphic design and more, and measures the effectiveness of these efforts using industry standard analytics programs

Successful candidates will have knowledge of current marketing trends and communication strategies, proven customer service experience, attention to detail, and creativity in problem solving.

Primary responsibilities:
•Be aware of and use best practices and modern marketing concepts in assigned projects.
•Serve as manager for College of Engineering marketing and communications projects.
•Develop a strong social media strategy and implement the voice of the College’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube). Write, schedule and execute social media posts, monitor social media trends and track analytics.
• Content generation in a variety of lengths and styles and for a variety of outlets, including feature stories, website text, news releases and event scripts, and editing of the same.
•Implement and assess effectiveness of key messaging strategies across all platforms including web, social media, internal and external e-communications, etc.
• With the college’s enrollment management team, identify emerging technologies and trends in student recruitment and retention. Apply technologies and trends to the college’s marketing and communications efforts for prospective and current students.
•Oversee content development, coordination and measurement of various tactics.
•Understand the goals of the College of Engineering and its communications office. Work to promote and meet those goals.



Salary Range: $53,600 to $72,400 annually

GGS Grade: 11

University Title: Senior Strategic Communications Consultant

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Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

possibility for after hours and weekends depending on the need to help cover for events

Preferred Qualifications

Essential Technical Skills:

Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills

Two or more years’ experience social media content development and management, including measurement

Excellent project and time management skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Application Materials

Please submit resume and cover letter

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Job posted: 2021-04-25