Communications Specialist

  • University of Maine
  • Orono, ME, USA
  • 12/11/2018
Full time Marketing

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to coordinate and implement a strategic communications plan for the College of Engineering; to cultivate a broad range of constituencies and stakeholders; to assist in developing resources to support the College of Engineering; and to collaborate with the College of Engineering Dean’s Office and Public Affairs to develop and promote the University of Maine and College of Engineering “brands”. 




  • B.S./B.A. degree in communications, business, English, new media, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in public relations, media, and communication.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing, social media, and web site design.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills essential.
  • Developed knowledge of rapidly evolving communications technologies, graphic design, photography, video, and social networking media.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in technical writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects, short deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Proficiency using statistical inference; to compile, analyze and present data for purposes of annual reporting and for tracking organizational growth and historical trends as well as effectiveness of marketing strategies.


  • Experience in proposal preparation. 

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: December 17, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Tentative start date: January 28, 2019

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).