The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Public Affairs Specialist II

Hiring department Information
Monthly salary $1,583+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 20.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 18-02-13-01-8678
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To provide professional writing and editing support to the iSchool's external-facing publications under direction of the Director of Development.

Essential Functions

Create content for the iSchool's website, newsletters, and other external-facing publications. Interview iSchool faculty via phone or email to produce engaging articles showcasing their work. Design and implement systems for communicating with external constituents, including serving as the main administrator for the school's email marketing tool, including composing, editing and distributing enewsletters, invitations, solicitiations, and other necessary communications with alumni and donors through social media, and mail. Edit and revise alumni-submitted profiles to be featured on the iSchool website. Interview alumni and students via phone or email to produce news features for the website and newsletters. Schedule meetings with prospective donors on behalf of development officer. Draft correspondence and coordinate mailings. Represent the school at regular internal meetings, including communication officer meetings. Prepare reports and meeting agendas. Maintain relevant database and donor records. Perform research on prospective donors and university programs.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Three years of experience in public affairs including media relations, journalism, coordination of special events, and preparation of informational materials. Ability to interact positively and communicate clearly with supervisor, co-workers and all constituents including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, perform under pressure, and work independently and as a part of a team. Professional demeanor. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using social media in a professional setting. Experience working with confidential information and making cold calls.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

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