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Communications Specialist

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/29/23

Job Description

Communications Specialist

Job No: 518559
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Marketing/Communications

Job Summary
This position is responsible for the coordination of a wide variety of tasks, including, but not limited to: University-wide collaborations, planning, implementation, aid in programs and events, and content creation. Specific responsibilities include the planning, promotion, coordination, and execution of various Academic Affairs programs, communications, and events.
Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the daily planning, promotion, implementation, and assessment of social media posts for a university-wide audience.
  • Assists with various academic affairs social media posts that pertain to special events (including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook).
  • Assists with creating content for different on and off-campus communications, events and programs relevant to faculty and staff.
  • Assists the Senior Communications Strategist in creating scripts and coordinates filming projects, podcasts, etc.
  • Assists the Senior Communications Strategist with creating, writing, promoting, and editing programs, invitations, scripts, biographies, and multimedia materials and updating Web content for division and university events.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Ability to work with a variety of offices and individuals in planning, managing, and implementing complex university events. Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and public relations, including mechanics of content creation, AP style writing and editing, and current programs. Highly developed judgment, decision-making, and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills, including skill in determining those issues/problems that need to be brought to supervisor's attention. Ability to effectively deal with problems in the moment. Independent planning and judgment of work to meet critical deadlines. Strong communication skills. Strong organizational and problem resolution skills. Experience coordinating complex programs and events. Excellent writing/editing/proofreading skills. Ability to maintain a safe work environment. Thorough knowledge of various computer programs (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Contribute, etc.) and other office equipment (i.e., fax machine, printers, multi-line telephone, calculator, etc.). Ability to handle multiple priorities. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions. Ability to coordinate with Event Management System and Disabled Student Services. Must have a working understanding of social media.

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
  • Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of related professional or technical experience required.
  • Experience working in a university (academic) environment preferred.
  • Experience in content creation, public relations, social media management, and writing and editing preferred.
  • Valid CA Driver License is preferred.
Academic Affairs
Public Affairs/Communications Specialist I
The salary range for this classification is $3,120 to $5,283 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 one year 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.
Additional Information
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: Sep 20, 2022 (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.