Communications Coordinator

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on September 3, 2021
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Job Description

The Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks three communications coordinators to provide communications support to the college, especially its 11 departments, three schools, and many centers and programs. These positions offer flexible schedules between 28 and 40 hours per week and the possibility of remote work options.

Reporting to the director of marketing and communications, the communications coordinators will be key members of the college’s marketing and communications team. They will plan, execute, and evaluate a range of communications initiatives, projects, and platforms that strategically align with the broader advancement (development, alumni relations, communications) and recruitment goals of the college and university.

Work responsibilities may include writing and producing enewsletters, email communications, and stories that highlight department, school, center, and program activities; managing department social media accounts, websites, and other digital and print forms of communication; researching and writing features and profiles for online and print publication; producing photographic and videographic assets; promoting featured events; and providing key support for both undergraduate and graduate student recruitment efforts.

The communications coordinators must have a strong background in writing and a keen attention to audience as well as demonstrated experience in several communications skillsets. These skillsets may include feature writing, social media management, enrollment marketing, website development and maintenance, videography and photography, and media relations. The communications coordinators must be team players and follow established brand guidelines, university policies and procedures, and accessibility standards.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in communications, marketing, or a related
• Strong written communication skills, including editing and copywriting.
• Experience working with communication platforms in a professional setting.
• Experience meeting deadlines and navigating multiple projects simultaneously.
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with digital content strategy and management, including content management
systems and other web platforms.
• Experience with organizational social media management and best practices.
• Experience with visual communication mediums, such as photography, videography, and
graphic design.
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Photoshop and InDesign.
• Experience in higher education or a nonprofit environment.

Pay Band

1500 Hour Wage - 4

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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