Organization:  University of Texas System
Position:  Assistant Director, Digital Communications
About the Organization:  Established by the Texas Constitution of 1876, The University of Texas System consists of eight academic and five health institutions. The University of Texas System is primarily based in Austin, TX and is responsible for the central management and coordination of the thirteen institutions. Diversity and inclusion are core values for UT System, which serves the needs of a diverse and growing state. To that end, our review of applications will embrace the principles of the veterans and former foster children employment preferences (state laws), all of which are intended to promote diverse interview pools.We are pleased to offer a variety of benefits to our employees. Please visit https://www.utsystem.edu/offices/human-resources/prospective-employees/benefits-summary to view information on health insurance, retirement savings plans, paid leave, paid holidays, wellness/gym facility, covered parking and more.
Job Description:

 Assistant Director, Digital Communications

Job ID: 7856Location: Austin, TX

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

FLSA Status Exempt

Earliest Start Date Immediately

Salary$80,000+ annually negotiable depending on qualifications

Hours per Week40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Hybrid work environment, with occasional evening and weekend work.Hiring DepartmentOffice of External Relations, Communications and Advancement Services

Required Application Materials

• All applications should be submitted with a resume, letter of interest, handles and/or links for corporate/institutional social media channels currently managed, and three writing samples.

• Candidates under final consideration will be required to submit references and verify college degree through an online third-party vendor.

Purpose of Position

The Assistant Director of Digital Communications will be responsible for preparing content and managing the multiple social media channels belonging to The University of Texas System and will develop and execute a strategy for social communications that focuses on informing and engaging audiences. The assistant director will work as part of the communications, media relations, and digital team, and will develop and execute effective messaging in support of UT institutions and the UT System.

Essential Functions

• Develop and execute a strategy for social communications that focuses on informing, engaging, and increasing audiences that support the UT System and Texas public higher education.

• Create and post highly engaging and dynamic social content and coordinate promotion of initiatives, news, accomplishments, and timely information to support the outreach of UT institutions and the UT community.• Use analytics from social media platforms and UT System websites to evaluate the effectiveness of each platform and stay up to date on new technologies, tactics, and platforms for additional traction.

• Assist in preparing and distributing the daily media report, a compilation of news about UT institutions and higher education.

• Produce and distribute compelling written materials for a variety of media, including news releases, statements, video scripts, correspondence, and presentations.

• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills.

• Demonstrated expertise in creating strategic and effective messaging for a variety of audiences.• Exercises sound and professional judgment.

• Self-directed, with attention to detail and commitment to excellence in all phases of work.

• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and manage complex tasks, and work independently and on a team.

• Ability to define, collect and analyze social media metrics.

• Experience in analytics tools such as Hootsuite, Meltwater, Falcon or similar.

Candidate Qualifications:

 Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree.

• Five years of communications or public relations experience, including at least five years of experience developing and implementing social media strategies and producing content for a large organization.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience managing social media accounts for entities with multiple brands and public figures (presidents, vice presidents, sister companies, multiple accounts in official and personal spaces).

• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop or similar image editing software.

• Experience with multimedia software such as Adobe After Effects and/or Final Cut Pro/Apple Motion.

• Experience with content management systems, and knowledge of site/page metadata and relationship to sharing posts.• Experience working with higher education or academic health institutions.

Working Conditions

• Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

• Uses standard office equipment

• Requires occasional evening or weekend hours

• Requires in-person presence in office, although some remote work options are available

Additional Information

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Please complete all sections of the application including your address, email, phone number and the questionnaire. You may edit your contact information at any time by updating your profile. Candidates under final consideration will be required to submit references and college degree information. A criminal background check will be conducted on applicants under final consideration. Reference, education and criminal background verifications will be completed by third-party vendors. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

EO/AA Statement

The University of Texas System is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Talent and Innovation.

How to Apply:  To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3038583