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Communications Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 08/03/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 10/29/2017
Working Title Communications Manager
Job Classification Communications III
Department Name 22203-Educ-Office of Child Development
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135380
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Communications Manager who will function in a professional capacity while working for the PRIDE (Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education) program to create and maintain a system for regular communication with the public, parents, educators, community organizations, and representatives, as well as other key stakeholders, about the program and the role of race in the early years of a child’s development.

The incumbent will have general communications, graphic design, web and social media, and presentation responsibilities while managing a variety of functions for this $1.5 million-dollar program. Responsibilities include: developing and managing web-based and social media communications content; communicating with all program partners; implementing the program communications strategy; and presenting information sessions about the program to the public. The incumbent must be willing to work flexible hours for events on weekends or evenings.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Knowledge of the University Policies and Procedures preferred; photography skills and extensive computer experience (proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Photoshop, InDesign, and Outlook as well as HTML or WordPress for website development.) Experience using web-based software. Graphic design experience. Ability to create unique visual content using a variety of tools – print and electronic. Able to work cooperatively and pleasantly with a variety of constituents. Excellent spelling, grammatical facility, creative sense of design, organizational skills, written and interpersonal skills. Continuing education in computer software (web based in particular) preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents