Job Information

University of Utah Marketing/Communications Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/03/2021

Requisition Number PRN27553B

Job Title Marketing/Communications Specialist

Working Title Marketing/Communications Specialist

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00070 - College of Fine Arts-Dean

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 45000 to 53000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Coordinates marketing and communications to maximize exposure, awareness and event traffic, and ensure effective internal and external communications.


  1. Designs collateral and communications materials for academic units in the College of Fine Arts, with a particular focus on the School of Dance and the Department of Film & Media Arts; also coordinates printing and distribution.
  2. Develops/maintains the brands of these areas.
  3. Maintains the websites for the areas, including posting information, writing articles.
  4. Strategizes and executes social media for clients.
  5. Plans and executes CFA events including the annual Arts Bash, CFA Gala, etc.
  6. Identifies target markets and consults with client leadership to purchase advertising space for magazines, newspapers, radio, etc.
  7. Identifies stories within (from faculty, students, staff, alumni, etc.) that are either newsworthy or potential web/blog content.
  8. Writes and produces written communications including, but not limited to, website articles, social media content plans, blog posts, press releases, advertising copy, Public Service Announcements, etc.
  9. Assists in the strategy and execution of a public information campaign about the University of Utah’s Arts Pass program.
  10. Works in cooperation with other members of the CFA MarComm team to serve the CFA and its academic units’ marketing and communications needs.
  11. Might manage interns and grad students during academic year.
  12. This role is not responsible for shooting/editing photography or videography, but may require hiring professional contractors for that work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree English, Journalism, Communications, or related field plus 3 years of related experience, or equivalency; excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills; familiarity with a variety of computer software; project management and strong interpersonal skills; ability to work both individually and in a team setting.

Some areas may require additional experience with specific computer systems and may require skills in interviewing, ad copy writing, editing, photography, web writing, graphic design, audio & video production, and oral presentation.

Master’s degree in a related field may be preferred.

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



· Strong graphic design background, experience, portfolio and extensive knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite

· Strong storytelling skills (written and visual)

· Five+ years of experience

· Work experience or background in the arts

· Knowledge in all phases of production, such as types of paper, typesetting, printing, and direct mail, and advertising concepts are preferred

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.