Public Communications Specialist

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
January 30, 2023
Offerd Salary:$35,000 - $48,000
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Posting Information

Posting Information

Department Resilience Center-637200

Career Area Public Relations/Communications/Marketing Is this an internal only recruitment? No Posting Open Date 01/05/2023 Application Deadline 01/30/2023 Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA) Position Title Public Comm Specialist - Contributing Salary Grade Equivalent GN06 Working Title Public Communications Specialist Position Number 20008986 Vacancy ID P016669 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm with some flexibility

Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $35,000 - $48,000 Pay Band Information

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Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Coastal Resilience Center conducts research and education to enhance the resilience of the nation's people, infrastructure, economies, and the natural environment to the impacts of coastal hazards such as floods and hurricanes, including the effects of climate change.

Examples of Resilience Center projects and programs include: - Advancing the capabilities of the ADCIRC storm surge model and the ADCIRC Prediction System to deliver high-resolution storm surge and flooding predictions for approaching storms - Studies to advance coastal community planning to build resilience - Assistance to federal, state, and local governments to develop better predictions of coastal hazards and to integrate these into better mitigation, response and recovery planning - Improved communication of present day and future coastal risk to multiple audiences - Educating the next generation of hazards researchers and practitioners

Position Summary

This position will use communications and marketing tools and techniques to promote the public presence of the Department of Homeland Security Coastal Resilience Center (CRC), which is administered by the CNHR. The position will engage in a full range of communications activities, including enhancing and maintaining the CRC website and social media outlets; issuing media advisories; contributing content and distributing the CRC electronic newsletter; producing and editing videos; assisting with outreach events, conferences, speaker series, meetings and other engagements; provide editing, writing and graphic design support for center-wide materials, including the annual report and workplan, fact sheets, and similar documents. The position serves as liaison to the DHS S&T Office of University Programs (OUP) for communications and marketing purposes, and will provide materials, data and information to OUP upon request. The position also serves as liaison with the University communications and public relations offices. The position is based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; occasional travel may be required.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

- Ability to write and edit clear, concise narrative and technical documents - Ability to create content and manage website and social media - Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize deadlines

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

- Graduate degree in natural sciences, engineering or another area related to CRC activities - Experience with video production and editing - Experience with graphic design tools

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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  • Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate in a related field
  • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate in an unrelated field and 4 years of related experience
  • Associate's in a related and 2 years of related experience
  • Combination of post-high school education and/or experience in a related field to equal at least 4 years (ex. 1 year towards a related degree and 3 years of related experience)
  • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal 8 years (ex. 1 year of high school and 7 years of related experience)
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