JHBC Communication Specialist (Public Affairs/ Communication Specialist II), College of Business and Public Administration Dean’s Office – Temporary

June 2, 2024

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JHBC Communication Specialist (Public Affairs/ Communication Specialist II), College of Business and Public Administration Dean’s
Office – Temporary
California State University, San Bernardino

Job No: 540153
Work type:
Categories: Unit 9 – CSUEU – Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work
onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)Job Summary

Under general supervision, the
incumbent will be responsible for JHBC events, communications, and marketing including the development, implementation, oversight and
coordination of student-focused and externally oriented programs and activities, and external in coordination with JHBC departments and
centers and other CSUSB units.

Communications & Marketing

  • Collaborates with the Dean and the CSUSB Strategic
    Communications to implement the College’s marketing communications plan by utilizing analysis and selection of pertinent facts to integrate
    them into communication vehicles. Manage the College’s overall brand, including visual components and messaging.
  • Utilize ingenuity
    to collaborate with college members to develop key messages in support of the College’s strategic goals and initiatives which will target
    various internal and external stakeholders (including donors and alumni).
  • Establish and maintain positive and professional
    relationships with University members, outside agencies, and constituents. Serve as the college’s liaison for standard information and
    communications contact, including but not limited to local, regional, and national media outlets.
  • Maintain the JHBC website and
    social media accounts by keeping abreast of campus events and subject matter expertise in relation to current events to identify and
    capitalize on media opportunities. Coordinate with departments, school, centers, and office websites within the college to ensure they are
    following the College’s brand.
  • Provide lead work direction to student assistants who will help with marketing and communication
  • Draft and coordinate journalistic writing, editing, and/or production of materials for college and departments (e.g.,
    monthly digital newsletter, print and digital magazine, videos, website, digital signage, press releases, fact sheets, ads, brochures,
  • Assist in organizing and promoting events for schools, departments, centers, and offices.
  • Create and coordinate
    college, school, department, center and office events calendar.

Event Planning & Operations

  • Plan and arrange all functions
    related to the creation and execution of college events.
  • Major events currently include: JHBC ShEconomy, JHBC Student Scholarship
    Celebration/Awards, Graduate/MBA Brunch, JHBC Career Fair, JHBC Tabling at Homecoming, etc.


  • Collaborate with the
    College Budget Analyst to determine appropriate budget expenditures relative to the implementation of marketing/promotion and communication
  • Other classification related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and

  • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of related professional or technical
    experience required.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of and ability to apply standard theories,
    practices, principles and techniques related to communications in the public affairs, media, and marketing.
  • Thorough knowledge of
    and ability to use effectively media outlets including planning media coverage and media publicity campaigns for the JHBC and events.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize events
  • Demonstrated ability to keep abreast of subject matter expertise in relation
    to current events to identify and capitalize on media opportunities that will promote the JHBC and increase positive media coverage.
  • Working knowledge of copyright and other applicable laws pertaining to publications and the media.
  • Thorough knowledge of web
    communication techniques, vehicles and formats. Ability to effectively use web technology to achieve communication goals.
  • Ability
    to analyze and select pertinent facts and integrate them into communication vehicles.
  • Strong story development and journalistic
    writing skills, as well as advanced editorial skills. Knowledge of interview techniques and the ability to define and deliver media
  • Working knowledge of marketing and research techniques and methods. Ability to apply market research to identify
    communication needs and target audiences.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including strong public speaking, listening and
    interpretive skills.
  • Ability to provide lead work direction.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s
    Degree in related field preferred.
  • 4+ years of increasing responsibility of related student services program activities and
    operational oversight.
  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the social sciences, public or
    business administration or a job-related field.
  • An MBA or related graduate degree can be substituted for two years of professional

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,127 – $5,962 per

Classification Salary Range: $3,949 – $7,143 per month

The salary offered will take into account internal equity and
experience among other factors.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision
plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year.
Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.

Position Information:

Work status: Full-time/Exempt/Temporary (up to one year
with the possibility of further renewal)

Academic year schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm), some

Summer schedule: Monday through Thursday (7:00 am – 5:30 pm), some evenings/weekends.

The application deadline is: June 13, 2024

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring
of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

California State University, San Bernardino in not a
sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records
check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals
disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily
complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the

Mandated Reporter

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter’ under the
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a
condition of employment.


CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to
complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at https://www

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our
commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus
climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds,
and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will
create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop
and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San
Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions
without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression,
sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran
status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual
Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence
Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information
about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/diversity-inclusion


Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees
with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring
process should contact CSUSB Benefits at benefits@csusb.edu.


CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at https://calstate.pol

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and
campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education
Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is
available at: https://www.csusb.edu/clery-act

To view full description and to apply, visit: https://www.csusb.edu

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