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Communications & Special Projects Coordinator

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Professional Staff - Project/Program Administration

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Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees.  The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture.  The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.  As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. 
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AGLW | Research Support

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Communications and Special Projects Coordinator provides operational support, particularly in the areas of public and media relations, social media and event planning. This job helps to fulfill the National Agricultural Law Center’s mission of providing agricultural and food law research and information to the nation’s agricultural and legal communities. Candidate will have the ability to organize, plan and prioritize work and have the initiative to learn and maintain current knowledge in information dissemination and journalistic conventions, with an emphasis on the expert resources housed in the center. Further, candidate will have the ability to speak and write clearly and communicate ideas successfully as well as a demonstrated working knowledge of social media or other digital tools such as Zoom, newsletter development and similar outreach activities. Candidate will have the skills and ability to assist in website maintenance, including using WordPress. Candidate will work with Center Director and staff to engage in and implement strategic planning, as well as use tools/appropriate metrics to both assess the effectiveness of outreach.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate for the assigned function. Experience in communications, including social media. Experience collaborating with others.
Preferred qualifications: Background in agricultural communications, experience disseminating formal information in a professional manner.  Knowledge of Adobe suite (including Adobe Premier or similar video editing software), knowledge of Wordpress.


Additional Information:

Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Other (see special instructions for details), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include a communications portfolio that includes a press release, social media posts, infographics or other communications examples that demonstrate your skills and abilities

Recruitment Contact Information:
Elizabeth Rumley, Senior Staff Attorney,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment.  The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check.  Required checks are identified in the position listing.  A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position.  Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law. 
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation.  The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity.  As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.  Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.  All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

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