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Communications Specialist

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

CSH Deans Office

Communications Specialist

Ball State University

Ball State University’s College of Sciences and Humanities welcomes applications for a Communications Specialist. The Communication Specialist will be responsible for developing and executing CSH’s community and digital engagement strategy to promote the image and reputation of the College through events and media.

The Communication Specialist will have a deep understanding of CSH audiences and investors of the College and University and develop communication strategies to engage and inform each audience.

This position will serve as the college’s liaison with relevant university divisions and is responsible for high-impact college specific engagement materials and events for a wide-range of stakeholders including faculty, students, staff, alumni, prospective students, and industry partners.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. One year of communications, event planning or related experience.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors degree in communications, event planning, public relations or relevant field. Three or more years of communications, event planning or related experience with communication coordination. Project management experience. Prior work experience in an academic environment. Solid understanding of project management principles. Excellent communication and presentation skills, includes excellent writing skills with the ability to understand and connect with intended audiences. Reputable interpersonal skills. Outstanding planning, organization and time management skills. Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple requests and projects, effectively meeting deadlines. Ability to work independently or as part of a team. Digital literacy. Familiarity with Ball State University.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Jill Coleman. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through March 13, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...