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Communications and Public Relations Coordinator

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 3/15/23

Job Description

Communications and Public Relations Coordinator

Job No: 525692
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Marketing/Communications

Job Summary

This position oversees the communications in the college. The incumbent in this position develops and maintains a pipeline to facilitate CNSM faculty departments, centers, and programs reporting of accomplishments, events, and other pertinent information for the college's public relations; writes, edits copy to be used for various purposes in the college, including the college newsletter, the CNSM Website, and various social media accounts.
Key Responsibilities

  • Under general direction from the Dean, coordinates, writes, edits, and disseminates college-wide communications.
  • Assists Dean's Office staff in the development (including co-writing, editing) of content for college print and online communications as assigned.
  • Assists in the development of the communications pipeline between departments and the college office, including, but not limited to collection of annual report data.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities for news, creative, and feature formats
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sound understanding of communications and media relations
  • Strong working knowledge of and understanding of the academic world
  • Skills using social media, website content management tools, desktop publishing and graphics software required
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service in a busy office environment
  • Ability to maintain sensitive information confidential

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, or Marketing, or a related field, or equivalent work experience and three (3) years of experience in media communications, and/or public relations functions.
Licenses / Certificates

Valid CA driver's license preferred.

CNSM Administration

Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

Hiring Range: $3,761 - $5,834 per month commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,761 - $6,803 per month

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time temporary position for two (2) years with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application. Cover letter and resume required.


It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
Additional Information

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Mar 28, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.