Communications Coordinator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The CSU Health Network at Colorado State University provides a full range of cost effective, on-campus, mental health and primary care medical services, referral for community specialty care and comprehensive health education and prevention services’ programming. Services such as physical therapy, dentistry and optometry, are available. The CSU Health Network is active in creating a healthy campus environment to support learning and success. For more information about the CSU Health Network at Colorado State University, see

The CSU Health Network Health Education and Prevention Services supports the health and well-being of students through the identification of campus health priorities and delivery of evidence-based programs, services and initiatives that enable students to accomplish their academic goals. These practices involve fostering awareness, skills and addressing the environmental context in which health behavior decisions are made to create a healthy learning community. Focus areas include: Substance Abuse Prevention, Mental Health Initiatives, Resiliency and Well-Being, Peer Education (CREWS), Sexual Health Initiatives and Tobacco Cessation. Health Education and Prevention Services also oversees marketing and communications for the CSU Health Network and supports campus bicycle and pedestrian safety, financial wellness, fitness, nutrition, sun safety and violence prevention efforts. The department is open between the hours of 8:00 am- 5:00 pm Monday-Friday, with adjusted hours for weekend/evening related work.

CSU offers full benefits which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement programs and more. The University’s Commitment to Campus benefits program offers a wide range of programs, discounts and special benefits available to eligible faculty and staff. For more detailed information about CSU benefits, visit and

Position Summary

The Communications Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Communications in the Health Education and Prevention Services (HEPS) department within CSU Health Network.

This position is responsible for the digital presence of the CSU Health Network, including social media and website management. The Communications Coordinator also performs graphic design, oversees the digital sign program in the CSU Health and Medical Center, manages the execution of marketing and health campaigns, and supervises student staff. Candidates should be adaptable in a fast-paced work environment, work with attention to detail, and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The work hours for this position are primarily Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with occasional evening and weekend work required for events and programs.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism OR bachelor’s degree in unrelated field with a minimum of two years of experience in the communications/ marketing field
  • Six months of work experience managing social media strategy for a professional brand/organization
  • Graphic design experience utilizing Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

Preferred Job Qualifications


  • Experience with website content management (Wordpress/other CMS, HTML, CSS)
  • Experience designing original promotional materials from concept through print using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Project/campaign management experience
  • Experience with health communications targeting multiple audiences, including students, parents/families, faculty, staff and campus/community partners
  • Experience creating and deploying marketing and communications for diverse populations
  • Experience with digital sign software (Four Winds Interactive or similar)

Skills and Abilities

  • Photography, photo editing and video production skills
  • Outstanding writing and editing ability for both print and digital platforms

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Social Media Management Duty/Responsibility

  • Work with Associate Director of Communications to draft and carry out annual social media plan to engage current CSU students
  • Create and post engaging content to CSU Health Network’s social media accounts, including, but not limited to, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  • Serve as liaison with CSU’s Social Media Team, including pitching ideas and coordinating partnerships for CSUHN content to be featured on CSU’s institutional social media channels
  • Schedule and lead regular team meetings for social media content planning
  • Stay current in social media related trends, research and best practices and adjust strategies/tactics accordingly
  • Track social media analytics to maximize reach and engagement
  • Prepare monthly report of social media performance

Percentage Of Time 25% Job Duty Category Project/Campaign Management Duty/Responsibility

  • Assist Associate Director of Communications in implementing and maintaining a project management system/program to track and record all communications-related projects and requests
  • Assist Associate Director of Communications with developing health communications and service line marketing campaigns
  • Manage campaign execution, including media reservations, print orders, deliveries and payment
  • Assist with additional staffing needs for resource fairs, presentations, events, building tours, and design requests

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Graphic Design and Multimedia Content Production Duty/Responsibility

  • Create print and multimedia content, including presentations, photos, videos, digital screen graphics, social media graphics, website graphics, print and digital campaign materials, for CSU Health Network communication needs
  • Work with Associate Director of Communications and Graphic Design student assistant to develop original design concepts, test and gather feedback on concepts, and create final print-ready and digital materials
  • Utilize Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere), Microsoft Office and other design programs as needed
  • Make updates to existing CSU Health Network communication materials and forms
  • Stay up-to-date with CSU brand standards and new design trends

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Website Management Duty/Responsibility

  • Assist Associate Director of Communications in implementing overall website strategy for CSU Health Network
  • Utilize Wordpress content management system to manage content updates and design changes
  • Serve as key contact within CSU Health Network for all website questions or requests
  • Conduct quarterly audit for out-of-date content
  • Stay current in web related trends, research and best practices and adjust strategies/tactics accordingly
  • Monitor web traffic and behavior through Google Analytics
  • Prepare monthly report of web performance

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Digital Screen Management Duty/Responsibility

  • Utilize Four Winds Interactive software to manage 20+ digital screens in CSU Health and Medical Center facility, including touchscreen directories, display screens, and meeting room screens
  • Create content for digital signs featuring prevention and education messaging, safety/compliance messaging and promotional messaging
  • Serve as liaison with Four Winds to coordinate updates, manage installation with Information Technology department, and troubleshoot any issues with the digital signs
  • Collaborate with Associate Director of Communications on digital screen content strategy
  • Brainstorm new ideas and concepts and collaborate with office staff to implement

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Student Supervision Duty/Responsibility

  • Recruit, hire and train Marketing and Multimedia student assistant and Graphic Design student assistant
  • Develop work plans with students each semester
  • Conduct weekly check-ins with students

Percentage Of Time 15%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications must include:

  1. A cover letter addressing Required Job Qualifications, Preferred Job Qualifications and Essential Job Duties
  2. Resume

Applicants needing assistance to submit materials may contact Tammy Roehrich at

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Tammy Roehrich,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.