Job Information

University of Utah Manager, PR/Communications in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date

Requisition Number PRN26489B

Job Title Manager, PR/Communications

Working Title Manager, PR/Communications

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Hybrid Work Schedule

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00129 - Social & Behav Science-Dean

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 52,000 - 80,000 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Imagine applying your marketing and communication experience working with a diverse student body and faculty that helps the community “Inspire Human Solutions to Today’s Challenges.” We are looking for someone who can lead and be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and/or controlling all aspects related to marketing and communications including (but not limited to) promoting new and existing initiatives within the College of Social and Behavioral Science, its departments and programs to internal and external audiences; coordinating with the university’s central communication’s office on news and publications; writing supportive content and oversee design, publication, and distribution of twice-yearly magazine that celebrates diverse research and teaching in the college, monthly newsletters and proposals; manage and develop best practices for marketing and communications staff, including overseeing college and departmental/program website maintenance; relationship building, and general University representation. Acts as a catalyst between the college, its departments and programs, alumni and the community to ensure continuity and quality of service.


1.Marketing/Communications: promote and advertise new and existing initiatives to internal and external customers through different mediums, including print materials (proposals, flyers, brochures, event invitations and programs, etc.), email campaigns (admissions, events, newsletters, etc.), websites (campaign asks, redesigns, updates, etc.); develop new strategies and best practices for projects; develop and monitor team budget.

Team Management: cross train and develop team members; prioritize/assign projects and oversee progress; review and approve time cards; manage performance; provide continuous support and feedback; weekly team meetings.

Events: work collaboratively with administrative assistant on print and digital materials needed for events.

MISC : other duties not already listed; potentially a member of the dean’s office staff advisory council; weekly team meetings

Skill set:

•Media relations

•Website development and HTML

•Marketing and advertising

•Building campaign proposals

•eNewsletters and annual reports

•Event planning

•Team management

•Recruitment and hiring

•Social media

•Digital photography

•Video editing and production

Software Knowledge:

•Adobe Suite:

oAcrobat, Bridge, InDesign, and Photoshop• Microsoft Office Suite:

oExcel, PowerPoint, and Word


•Modern Campus

•iMovie, Final Cut Pro X

•Mac OSX , Windows

•iContact, MailChimp

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in communications with emphases in strategic communication and/or journalism or relevant field or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role with progressively more responsibility in management. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors is a plus. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning to effectively facilitate team members to ensure the smooth operation of department. Demonstrated skill in communicating with a wide variety of audiences and working with diverse communities.

Master’s degree in communications or a related area may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.