Marketing/Communications Specialist

University of Utah   Salt Lake City, UT   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on June 26, 2024
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Job Title

Marketing/Communications Specialist

Working Title

Marketing/Communications Specialist

Job Grade




Patient Sensitive Job Code?


Standard Hours per Week


Full Time or Part Time?

Full Time



Work Schedule Summary

VP Area



00304 - U Career Success




Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment

External Posting

Pay Rate Range

48000 to 54000

Close Date

Open Until Filled


Job Summary

Designs, coordinates, and executes a wide range of marketing/communications. Performs a variety of writing, design, and project management tasks while using good judgment and strong interpersonal skills to plan and execute marketing/communications strategies. Utilizes traditional and digital publishing technologies to produce communications that implement project objectives.

About U Career Success

U Career Success hosts a group of professionals dedicated to guiding students' preparation for life-enhancing careers. Our full team consists of expert career coaches, corporate and community outreach managers, and marketing and events staff. Working together, we offer students the resources and opportunities they need to thrive in the workplace.

This marketing/communications coordinator position reports to the Assistant Director of Marketing and collaborates closely with a wide variety of staff. In addition, this person will build and maintain relationships with university staff in a variety of colleges and departments and ensure that they have information and resources to share with students. A successful candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills as well as mastery of marketing principles, copy writing, design and layout, and web design.

  • 14.2% employer retirement contribution in addition to employee contributions (automatic and immediately vested)
  • Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA)
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation accruals each month
  • Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow access to care through the University of Utah health system
  • Tuition reduction for employees and family members
  • Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA/FSA savings plans are available
  • Free public transportation pass (see here for more information)

1. Develops and executes marketing/communication plans by utilizing traditional and electronic publishing technologies

2. Develops and communicates department information on various projects to its stakeholders, both internal and external

3. Responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of marketing/communication tactics and adjusting communication plans as necessary

4. Collaborates with the Department and other clientele to conceptualize on various projects

5. Proofreads all communications and monitors media

6. Manages the research and development of content for publication

7. Develops and adheres to project timelines

8. Ensures that distributed material is accurate and timely

9. May perform other related technical duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree Communication, Marketing, Design, or related field plus 3 years of related experience, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); 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.

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



Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

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

All qualified individuals are strongly 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 ( OEO/AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator's office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:
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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of communications/marketing related work experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year or more, but less than 3 years
    • 3 year or more, but less than 5 years
    • 5 year or more, but less than 8 years
    • 8 years or more
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  3. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169

University of Utah

Salt Lake City , UT