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Communications Coordinator


Professional Support Services

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2501 N Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City, OK

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Position Summary:

The Communications Coordinator supports university communications and media relations activities, programs, initiatives.  The Coordinator produces various communication pieces, assists departments across campus with communications planning and projects, and coordinates with external constituents to promote a positive image of the university.

The Coordinator is a member of the Communications and Marketing team within the division of Enrollment Management and University Communications.


Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrate an attitude and behavior that reflects the mission and values of the university.
  • Work closely with the Communications and Marketing department team, Senior Director of University Communications and other campus departments and stakeholders to build the university’s reputation and support strategic goals through internal and external communications.
  • Coordinate communications, marketing, and media, plans and projects for assigned internal clients.
  • Prepare news releases, marketing copy, and other written pieces as well as provide support for social media content.
  • Plan, create, and publish content to the OCU blog, NOVA.
  • Create, edit, and update web content for OCU schools and departments in collaboration with academic units as needed.
  • Research and develop content for news releases, media pitches, photo opportunities, university publications, and other media activities.
  • Produce communications components for successful recruitment, retention, and resource development activities.
  • Develop positive relationships with media representatives and coordinate inquiries to the university for media interviews.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Physical Requirements:

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery.
  • Constantly visually identifies, observes, and assesses.
  • Frequently communicates with university constituents.
  • Frequently remains in a stationary position (standing and/or sitting).
  • Occasionally moves to accomplish tasks and/or to get from one worksite to another.
  • Occasionally moves common office materials.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Working Conditions:

  • Work is primarily indoors but requires the incumbent to be in an outdoor environment when traveling between campus buildings or off campus.
  • Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Some off-campus, state and regional travel may be required.
  • Attendance at some evening and weekend events may be required.
  • Incumbent will be exposed to frequent noise caused by telephones and office machines.


The anticipated hourly rate for this position is $15.67 to $17.30.

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to create error-free communication pieces including newswriting and other content with impeccable attention to detail. (As demonstrated in application materials.)
  • Proven proofreading skills.
  • Familiarity with industry trends.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in MS Office, Photoshop, and other common software and applications.
  • Fluency in social media platforms (Facebook, SnapChat, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, etc).
  • Ability to acquire skill in and adapt to changes in technology quickly.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of initiative and willingness to accept responsibility.
  • Ability to work with a team in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate a customer service attitude and to develop effective working relationships with internal and external constituents.

Required Experience

A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field is required.  A minimum of two years of experience in a professional working environment preparing and editing written communication pieces and/or coordinating media activities.  Experience in a higher-education setting is preferred.

A suitable combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum qualifications

Additional Required Application Materials

Cover Letter, List of Professional References, Writing Sample, CV or Resume

Benefit Eligibility

Available at full-time university rates

Scheduled Hours

The university's hours of operation are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. The university observes a condensed summer schedule with hours of operation from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday.