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Washington State University
Office of Strategy, Planning, and Analysis
Posted: 04/24/2023
Strategic Communication Coordinator

The Strategic Communication Coordinator plays a critical role in supporting the development and execution of communication strategies for the Office of Strategy, Planning, and Analysis. Working alongside a strategic and creative team, the Strategic Communication Coordinator promotes WSU’s system strategic plan and other important initiatives. The position requires exceptional communication skills, as they are responsible for creating compelling and informative digital and print materials for intended audiences.

In this highly creative position, the Strategic Communication Coordinator is responsible for developing and producing a variety of communication materials. This includes work such as designing marketing collateral like flyers and brochures, crafting social media posts and advertisements, drafting press releases and stories, and coordinating events. Additionally, the Coordinator supports strategic planning processes for the university.

As a Strategic Communication Coordinator, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to empower the WSU community to reach its goals, while also developing their own professional skills and knowledge. The position is in Pullman, Washington, with occasional travel to other WSU campuses. The role offers flexibility with the schedule and a possible hybrid work model.

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Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing or other relevant field AND either two (2) years of professional experience in print OR broadcast news media, public relations, marketing including the use of electronic media or two (2) years of other relevant professional experience.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to craft clear and compelling messages for diverse audiences.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite and a strong understanding of design principles.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with digital communication channels such as social media, email marketing, and WordPress.
  • Experience with videography and script writing.
  • Proven ability to write interesting, accessible copy about complex topics for a non-technical audience.
  • Data visualization skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well with others in a fast-paced team environment.
  • High Tolerance for Change – the ability and willingness to work in WSU’s ever-changing and fast-paced environment to solve complex human resource concerns.