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Communications Officer

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Communications Officer
Requisition Number RE33802
Working Title
Department Name 14300:Alumni Engagement
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $42,931-68,702/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting and working at a computer for a good length of time at work. Reading copy and editing images and video on the computer screen for long periods. Occasional trips to take photos or film videos on and off campus. Occasional trips on campus to meet with colleagues.
Monday through Friday, typically 8:00am – 5:00pm. Some additional hours as needed.
Job Summary
UK Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement is seeking a creative, forward-thinking and organized candidate for the Communications Officer position.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Communications and Membership, the Communications Officer creates and executes relevant, meaningful content for the association’s multiple communications platforms.

The position manages the association’s social media channels; writes copy for articles, press releases and other short-form and long-form written needs; and captures high quality photos and videos to enhance the overall brand and mission of UK Alumni Engagement and the UK Alumni Association.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted. 
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media Platforms, Project Management System, AP Style Guidelines.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, English, Public Relations or related field plus four or more years related experience preferred.
• Portfolio demonstrating experience in written communications, social media planning, photography and/or videography is preferred.
Deadline to Apply 05/17/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-05-04 Expires: 2022-06-03

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