Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , VA
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Marketing & Comm Specialist

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on October 18, 2019

Job Description

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech combines the wide-ranging intellectual exploration of the liberal arts with the technological advantages of a leading research university and the civic engagement of a land-grant institution. Recognizing that technology alone is never a solution and that innovation is a fundamentally human achievement, the college’s programs prepare students to bring perspectives from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and education to understanding and achieving meaningful solutions to complex human problems.


The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences seeks a creative, skilled, and versatile Marketing and Communications Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Specialist will play a major role in promoting the initiatives, research, and promise of a dozen academic departments, two schools, three ROTC programs, and several centers, in addition to telling representational stories of nearly 600 faculty members, 4,000 students, and 60,000 alumni.


The Specialist will help maintain the college’s website, as well as those of the academic departments. The Specialist will also play a major role in expanding the college’s social media reach; write content for the college website, the Virginia Tech news site, social media outlets, media pitches, and the college’s publications; and produce marketing collateral that promotes the college’s priorities and builds brand awareness, in alignment with the university master brand.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, or a related field

•             Demonstrated excellence in writing

•             Strong attention to detail

•             Ability to work independently and as part of a team

•             Skill in using multiple communication platforms to deliver content

•             An appreciation of the value of the liberal arts and human sciences in ensuring a strong and comprehensive university

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with management of social media content that promotes a brand

•             Experience working with content management systems

•             Experience using Adobe Creative Suite

•             Excellent graphic design skills

•             Excellent photography and videography skills

•             Understanding of brand management principles and how they apply to storytelling

Pay Band


Salary Information

$40,000 - $45,000

Review Date

October 7, 2019

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.