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Marketing/ Public Relations

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Details

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Working Title
Marketing/ Public Relations

Ecology-Odum School of Ecology

About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time
Full Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information
Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM

A flexible working schedule, including possibly reducing this position to 75% time, may be negotiated when an offer is made to a successful candidate.

Advertised Salary
45,000 to 50,000

Posting Date

Open until filled

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Location of Vacancy
Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Information

Classification Title
Marketing/Public Relations Paraprofessional/Professional



Minimum Qualifications
Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Position Summary
This position will oversee the Odum School of Ecology's many websites, delivering high-quality support and anticipating future needs. This position will also provide print and digital graphic design, ensuring appropriate UGA branding. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with all faculty, staff and students in the Odum School of Ecology.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Physical Demands
This position spends long periods of time sitting/standing at a desk.This position will lift and move computer equipment independently or with assistance from colleagues.This position involves walking to meetings with clients in buildings that are geographically near each other and the individual's primary office.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

Is this a Position of Trust?

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

Does this position require a P-Card?

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.



Website Development and Maintenance: Plan, create and maintain Odum School and affiliated websites using WordPress. Regularly assess website design and functionality to identify areas of improvement, ensuring themes and plugins are up to date and secure. Work with leadership to establish priorities and deadlines for website development. Design custom themes that include UGA web and digital components (header, footer, master calendar, fonts, colors, etc.). Handle site migrations. Provide custom site backends including custom post types and fields (CPT and ACF) and custom functionality requests. Implement web features to enhance user experience and content accessibility (W3C). Assist faculty members in creating individual websites that adhere to UGA branding guidelines. Generate analytics reports that provide insights into website performance, user behavior and key metrics. Take the lead on content updates including directory entries, news stories and sliders for Odum home page.

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Graphic Design: Conceptualize, design and update graphics including digital and print illustrations, templates, slides and photos, ensuring appropriate UGA branding. Use digital illustration tools, photo editing software, and layout software to create designs for various purposes, including academic programs, promotional materials, development and alumni relations campaigns, events and recruitment activities, and all Odum School communications, including the annual EcoVoice magazine and convocation slideshows featuring photos of graduates.

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Events and planningAssist development and alumni relations coordinator and communications director with planning for general communications, development and alumni relations campaigns and events, and assist with event-associated PR and communication hosting.

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Social media: Support the social media strategy for the school. Track metrics for social media and post content to social media channels as needed (serving mostly as backup).

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Other duties as assigned.

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