Communication Specialist job vacancy in Washington State University (Pullman, WA 99164)

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Company name : Washington State University
Location : Pullman, WA 99164
Position : Communication Specialist

Description :
Communication Specialist

1281-NN – Public Relations/Communication Coordinator

Business Title:
Communication Specialist

Additional Titles:


Employee Type:
Admin. Professional

Job Family:
Administrative Professional – Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

This position is responsible for developing and coordinating public relations and communication activities at the Pullman level for Enrollment in partnership with entities across the university. This includes research, writing and editing digital Customer Relationship Management (CRM) communications, email, text, web pages, print, and other material or projects to promote and/or inform target audiences about Enrollment at WSU and to support Enrollment’s Pullman public relations and communication goals.

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.
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel programs.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, to diverse audiences.
Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
Proven experience with communication to specific populations.
Strong writing skills.
Knowledge of and experience with CRM technology
Ability to work independently and/or in a remote setting.
Ability to have or obtain at the time of hire, a valid driver’s license.
Ability to travel and to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in relevant field.
Experience working in a higher education setting.
Knowledge of admissions and recruitment practices, student, parent and counselor communication tactics and preferences.
Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications.
Conceptual understanding of relational databases.
Proficiency with HTML coding and developing and executing conditional logic.
Experience using Technolutions Slate or other CRM database.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.

Additional Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or
509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Area/College: Enrollment

Department Name: Recruitment & Marketing

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164

Department Link:

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

FTE: 100%

This is a permanent position.

Screening Begin Date: Screening begins on August 8, 2022 and will remain ongoing until a successful applicant has been identified.

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach a resume and cover letter to their online application.

Applicants are also required to include contact information for professional references within the online application.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets the required qualifications.

Required Documents:

Cover Letter

Time Type:
Full time

Position Term:
12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services:
509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

To apply, visit

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.


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