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Communication and Marketing Coordinator

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Communication and Marketing Coordinator participates as a member of the Division of Student Affairs Communication team. This position will be responsible for implementing multiple communication campaigns across a variety of internal and external audiences, including students, CU Boulder families, CU Boulder faculty & staff and division personnel. Communication campaigns will include content creation and design for print, email, digital, web, and social platforms.

The Communication & Marketing Coordinator ensures that all content is professional, compelling, accurate, audience appropriate and conforms to AP and university branding and style guidelines. This position requires excellent attention to detail, critical thinking, project management, creativity and communications skills. 

Who We Are

The first priority of Student Affairs is students' development as successful, intellectually curious learners, and as healthy, competent, active citizens of the world. In collaboration with other members of the campus community, the Division provides educational opportunities, resources, and support to help each individual student reach his or her academic and personal goals. Student Affairs encompasses all the basic support services— where students eat, sleep, build community, make friends, and where students can go when they need help—that enhance the classroom experience.

Student Affairs is committed to enhancing student academic success while mitigating obstacles that may impede progress. We create inclusive environments to address student social, emotional, physical, spiritual, professional and academic needs to increase retention, academic progress and graduation rates. We provide programs and services to support student health and wellness, personal and professional goal-setting and progress, social involvement, motivation and academic self-efficacy.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Communications and Marketing

  • Coordinate and implement multiple communication and marketing campaigns through a variety of channels including web, email, social media, digital, and print.
  • Ensure that all media platforms are fully utilized and coordinated with larger division campaigns by working collaboratively with other members of Student Affairs Communication team.
  • Build, design, review and deploy communication tactics for a variety of campaigns.
  • Assess communications for efficiency and engagement.
  • Understand the relationship between design, content, and user experience and therefore adapts content as needed for each medium and audience.
  • Review and edit thoroughly all communication pieces at each phase of the creation and deployment process.
  • Identify appropriate uses for videos and photos in the overarching communication plan.
  • Maintain strong brand identity across all communication and marketing materials.

Communication Liaison

  • Work with departments within the Division of Student Affairs and campus partners to develop web content that is consistent with strategic initiatives and branding.
  • Stay abreast of industry developments to maintain the professional competence, knowledge, and skills necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities including changes in regulations, technology, and standard methodologies.
  • Attend Student Affairs Communicators meetings regularly to provide project updates and to stay educated on other division priorities and projects.

What We Can Offer

  • Salary Range Starts at $46,000 commensurate with experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be Creative. Be Open. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 2 years of experience creating content for marketing and communications campaigns.

What You Will Need

  • Outstanding interpersonal, writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Experience creating for diverse outlets (web, print, social media) and audiences.
  • Experience creating content for diverse audiences (students, faculty, staff, broader community members)
  • Experience working with team collaborations in a marketing/communications environment.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience creating content for various communications channels, including long and short-form articles, web, social media and print materials.
  • A bachelor’s or master's degree from an accredited college or university in communications, marketing, advertising, journalism, English, or closely related field.
  • Strong knowledge of AP Style.
  • Experience using email distribution platforms.
  • Experience with customer relations management systems.
  • Experience using CSS, HTML and/or a content management system, preferably Drupal.
  • Experience working in Higher Ed or student-focused organization.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by December 19, 2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.