The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for the Public Relations Manager position.
Specific Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (preferably in PR, Communications, English or related subject) plus minimum five years’ experience. Work experience may be considered in lieu of education. Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills; the ability to tell a compelling story. Creative and strategic thinker who will develop and implement dynamic integrated communications, media, public relations, and marketing plans that promote and enhance the university’s reputation. Demonstrated successful leadership skills to provide short- and long-term vision and administrative oversight. Ability to maintain calm, professional demeanor under deadline pressure and/or demands from campus community members and event guests. A nose for news.
General Job Requirements: Extraordinary skills in organizing and planning, problem analysis and problem solving. Demonstrated ability to work on deadline in high-pressure situations. Strong interpersonal skills – comfortable in new settings, good communicator/listener, outgoing, personable, confident, risk-taker. Strong time management skills with demonstrated ability to work on several tasks at the same time, prioritize responsibilities, respond to shifting priorities, and complete assigned duties in a timely manner. Ability to maintain a high level of privacy and confidentiality, and to consistently conduct oneself in a professional and diplomatic manner. Technical skills to learn and use systems, applications and databases relating to position.
Desired: Broad-ranging general knowledge of varied academic fields, current news and trends. Experience/familiarity with web/internet-relevant media (Twitter, Facebook, blogging). Experience in higher education.
Notice to Applicants: This position will be posted for a minimum of 5 business days and may close at any time after that without prior notice.
The offer of employment for the final candidate is contingent upon satisfactory completion of and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and upon the acceptance of and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.