Specialist I/II/III, Communications & Marketing (Student Services Marketing and Communications Specialist)

$31,300 - $65,500 yearly
  • Auburn University
  • Auburn, AL, USA
  • Aug 10, 2021
Full time Communications Marketing Media-Journalism

Job Description

Job Summary

The Auburn University Harbert College of Business seeks a Communication and Marketing Specialist to join the college’s Office of Communication and Marketing. The professional in this position will work closely with our Student Services team (Office of Professional and Career Development, Academic Advising and others) and focus on communicating with our more than 6,000 undergraduate students. 

Essential Functions

The primary functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and executes a student services marketing plan that aligns with the college’s vision and mission. 
  • Researches, designs and composes content for dissemination through a variety of mediums such as website, social media, video, digital signage, publications, brochures, presentations, etc. in coordination with the college’s communication and marketing team.
  • Maintains and updates the Student Services webpages on the college’s website (harbert.auburn.edu) 
  • Assist the OPCD and Academic Advising with both print and digital communications and marketing materials, including those for events and programs. .
  • Coordinates marketing and communication calendars, production schedules and deadlines including coordination of work carried out by external vendors.
  • Evaluates and reports on the effectiveness of communications and marketing programs.


The Harbert College of Business is one of the country’s most prestigious, innovative, and dynamic business schools. Located in the heart of Auburn, Alabama, we offer world-class education in a world-class community. With programs, research centers and faculty that lead the nation, our campus is a leadership hub dedicated to guiding students to the top of their field.

Ranked among the nation’s best, the business school complex stands at the corner of Donahue Drive and Magnolia Avenue. The college is comprised of six academic departments: Department of Finance, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Systems and Technology and the School of Accountancy. Offering undergraduate programs in each of the academic areas and an array of minors such as Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics and International Business, the college is responsive to the needs of industry and prepares students for success. In addition, the college is the home for Centers such as Center for Supply Chain Innovation, RFID Lab, Lowder Center for Family Business & Entrepreneurship. For more information about the college, please visit: https://harbert.auburn.edu/

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Field of Study

Journalism, Marketing, Graphic Design, Communications, Public Relations, Business or related field.

Years of Experience

No experience required for level I

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II is 2 years of experience in marketing and communication services to include print journalism
Level III is 4 years of experience in marketing and communication services to include print journalism

Minimum Skills and Abilities

  • The ability to write for various audiences and in various formats.
  • Experience and knowledge of social media marketing and website content management systems needed.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • A collaborative mindset and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must have a commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. 

Desired Qualifications

Experience with: 

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Qualtrics
  • Microsoft Suite including Teams and Teamwork 

Salary Range

$31,300 - $65,500

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.



AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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