SOE Social Media & Events Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

School of Education
Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt I
Social Media Coordination - 50%

Manages and updates the various web pages, social media, and directories for the School (e.g., updating School information and contacts, maintaining currency of social media postings, etc.). As part of this work, edits, proofreads, updates, and maintains (online and paper) marketing materials for the School and its programs. Works with program Chairs to disseminate program updates and events, such as recruiting and information sessions, and leads the School of Education's Marketing and Communications Committee convenings by drafting and presenting website analytics, semi-annually, to the Committee and the School of Education. Collaborates closely with the university’s Communication and Public Relations office and the Conferences and Events office to ensure consistency across media communications and compliance with campus events protocols and parameters. Maintains external communication to community partners by curating and distributing a bi-weekly newsletter for the School. Coordinates and maintains both the public-facing and internal SoE calendars to guarantee the smooth coordination of events, to dissuade event-overlap, and to present a coherent vision of SoE events across the academic year. Creates and implements additional marketing strategies as needed.

Events Coordination - 50%

Assumes primary responsibility for planning, coordinating, implementing and leading all aspects of assigned events for the School of Education such as the SoE Annual Pinning Ceremony, the Annual Social Justice in Education Conference, and the SoE Alumni Convening. Schedules campus facilities for events and programs including conferences, workshops, presentations, orientation programs, virtual events, and extensions programs. Follows all established guidelines for priority use scheduling. Acts as liaison between event organizer(s) and the services providers for both on campus departments and outside vendors. Consults with campus planners on event arrangements such as room design, parking, audiovisual and technical needs, etc., matching organizer needs to available space and services. Helps secure site locations, sends invitations and follow ups, books the catering, coordinates any reimbursements for guest speakers/venues, creates (and collects) feedback opportunities from participants, etc.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in communication, graphic design, business, hospitality or related field and three years of administrative duties of broad scope and complexity that involve event planning, system application management, finances or budget, or developing and implementing policies and procedures. Experience in business, hospitality, finance, public administration, information technology, or urban planning and development preferred. May substitute equivalent years of directly related experience for the degree.

Possesses a technology skill set including but not limited to social media application (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), Adobe Suite, PDF, Word, Excel, and Outlook. Proficient in skills in database and event management software; experience with Oracle PeopleSoft and 25Live or similar preferred. Familiarity with marketing and graphic design software; experience with Constant Contact and Canva preferred. Working knowledge of MS Publisher, PowerPoint, Prezi, and other presentation software; experience with GIS software is desirable. Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent phone etiquette, and general office skills. Strong organizational skills along with the ability to prioritize and multitask in an often-busy work environment with frequent interruptions. Ability to independently handle multiple work unit priorities and projects from start to finish. Ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff to support the mission of the University and the School of Education. Knowledge or ability to quickly learn applicable university infrastructure, policies, and procedures. Competence, confidence, and calmness in dealing with faculty and staff, addressing their suggestions, and providing information in a customer-oriented approach are essential. Demonstrated skills in project oversight including delegating work to accomplish departmental goals and objectives efficiently and effectively, while motivating individuals to work together as a team. Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively; exercising effective and independent professional judgment; and establish and maintain collaborative effective working relationships with others. Must be able to work in a high volume, fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment where accuracy is imperative. Bilingual or multilingual, especially in Spanish, preferred.

Ability to work flexible hours and days for scheduled events, which may include nights and weekends. Must provide proof of ability to operate a motor vehicle in the State of California. Position is subject to California DMV’s “Pull Notice System” and continued employment is contingent upon proof of a satisfactory driving record.

Physical demands: Frequent/Continuous reaching within arm's distance, frequent sitting in office chair, up to 5-7 hours at a time. Frequent lifting/carrying of up to 30 pounds for event set-up including pulling and pushing event equipment and continuous bending and stooping at waist. Ability to stand/walk up to 60 minutes at a time (especially during events) and the ability to stand/walk up to 30 minutes at a time over uneven terrain and up and down slopes. Continuous use of hands to operate telephone, computer systems, filing, and writing activities, frequent reaching at or above waist level and shoulder level. Occasionally work outdoors, sometimes during inclement weather conditions.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

Hiring Range: $4,379 - $4,583 per month

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