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Communication Specialist

Iowa City, IA

Job Reference #: 71828

Job Information:

Communications Specialist


The University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy, has an immediate opening for a qualified Communications Specialist to join their External Relations group.  The Communication Specialist will develop strategy and create content to build and enhance the brand and position of the UI College of Pharmacy.  This position is necessary to provide clear and consistent communication with internal and external stakeholders.  Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Marketing, or Communications or an equivalent combination of education and related experience preferably in an education, non-profit, or similar setting.

Demonstrates extensive proficiency in the following competencies:
  • Organizational Communications- Knowledge of and ability to utilize the means, tools, techniques and media to communicate information about the organization internally and externally.
  • Public Relations- Knowledge of organizational practices and considerations for communicating in the public arena, from the community to global public relations (PR); the ability to communicate to various forms of media outlets effectively and establish favorable public relations.
Demonstrates working proficiency in the following competency:
  • Written Communications- Knowledge of written communications issues and ability to produce a variety of business documents that demonstrate command of language, clarity of thought, and orderliness of presentation.
Extensive (typically 3-5 years) experience writing and managing the editorial process.
Working (typically 1-3 years) experience using social media for a business or non- profit.

Salary is $41,000-$46,000.  Excellent fringe benefit package including generous paid vacation, sick leave, health, dental, life and disability insurance options and employer contribution retirement plans  More information about the University of Iowa, the Communications Specialist position, and how to apply may be found at  Refer to requisition # 71828.   Please apply only through   To learn about the College of Pharmacy please visit our website at
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Application Instructions:

More information about the University of Iowa, the Communications Specialist position, and how to apply may be found at Refer to requisition # 71828. Please apply only through

Posted 11/01/17

Job ID: 62411