Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. 50584
Classification Title Public Affairs/Communications Specialist I
Collective Bargaining Unit CSUEU - Bargaining Unit 9
College/Department Public Affairs/University Advancement
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Temporary through June 30, 2014
Application Materials Required University Application and Resume Required
Classification Salary Range $2,884 - $4,323
Anticipated Hiring Range $2,884 - $3,364
Recruitment Closing Date May 13, 2013


As the university’s central communications office, Public Affairs builds relationships with Cal Poly Pomona’s audiences through numerous efforts, including strategic communication, publications, branding, photographic services, social media and media relations.


The Communications Specialist supports the communication efforts of the Office of Public Affairs.  This person finds, researches, and writes content that helps increase understanding of and support for the university.  A key function is distributing communication through numerous channels including pitching to media, placing in print publications, uploading to web publications, and sharing on social media.  The incumbent targets and plans communications for specific audiences using media databases to pitch to reporters; uses online social media dashboards to listen to and engage with audiences; uses internal publications to share important information, and digital sites to broadcast information.  The incumbent evaluates the effectiveness of communications; for example by looking at analytics on the number of people who click to a story, the number of media who cover a story, or the kinds of responses on social media.  He or she also edits communications and provides feedback; meets with key groups on campus to develop a deep understanding of the university; serves on university committees; assists with divisional events and initiatives; and performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience AND a minimum of two (2) years of
experience working in a communications field.  Experience with finding and developing engaging stories; strong written and oral communication skills; knowledge of communications field; pays attention to detail; gets the facts right; understands public relations concepts; and the ability to balance multiple projects.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a Live Scan criminal records check prior to being hired.


Degree in English, communications or public relations and public relations experience is desirable.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

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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.


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