Marketing and Communications Assistant (# 361837)

June 11, 2024

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Job Description

Job ID: 361837

About the Job


As a member of the Dean’s Office team for the
UMD College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), the Marketing and Communications Assistant contributes to the internal and
external communication efforts of all areas of the college. Focusing on visual storytelling and brand stewardship, the Marketing and
Communications Assistant will serve as a resource across CAHSS in the areas of graphic design, photo/video creation, and digital platform


  • Edits graphic design assets from existing templates for websites, social
    media, television, magazines, email marketing campaigns, newspapers, posters, and brochures. 
  • Captures event and campus life
  • Takes promotional and production photos for all Theatre productions, excluding Stage 2 and Lab Series
  • Gathers and edits video for campaigns across digital platforms.
  • Approves digital sign submissions from CAHSS
    departments with attention to brand coherence. 
  • Acts as the primary contact for print and merchandising


  • Updates CAHSS web site by changing out imagery, news, and
  • Writes brief stories for the CAHSS news section.
  • Is a resource for CAHSS departments and centers as they perform
    day-to-day web activities. 
  • Approves LiveWhale event submissions from CAHSS departments with attention to


  • Helps plan and post content to CAHSS social media accounts.
  • Serves
    as the primary community manager for CAHSS accounts.


  • If needed, obtains training to meet
    preferred qualifications.
  • Stays up to date with latest trends, developments, and best practices in social media, Adobe Creative
    Cloud products, Drupal web content management, and all areas relevant to the role.




Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS or a combination of related
    education and work experience to equal at least 4 years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in
    higher education and/or the fine arts.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite products including Photoshop, InDesign, and
  • Able to work within the parameters of an existing brand.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet
  • Has availability for event photography on evenings and weekends.
  • Thrives in a highly collaborative
  • Previous experience working with web content management systems.
  • Experience maintaining social media accounts
    for organizations or institutions.
  • Proficiency with camera equipment and video and photo editing



Working at the University

At the University of
Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize
work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a
comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning
    opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Tuition Benefit Program
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent
    care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee
    wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial
    counseling services 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding

How To Apply


Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this
position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online
application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by
accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

questions about the position, please contact Candidates who advance to the interview round will be asked to provide
relevant work samples.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call
(612) 624-8647.



The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and
inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed
to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to
and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age,
marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To
learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements


Any offer of employment
is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here.
Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of


University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)
consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges”

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts
students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.  A firm liberal arts
foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD’s many research
institutes and labs.

At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021,
as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America’s Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity
(2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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