Stillwater, OK • Full-Time
Who We Are:
The Ferguson College of Agriculture believes in the value of hands-on education and the importance of having a well-rounded student experience. The college is comprised of nine academic departments and three multidisciplinary programs offering students a variety of undergraduate and graduate level degree programs. The college’s award-winning faculty members are dedicated to developing students and are passionate about adding value to the total educational experience. As a land-grant institution, the college works in collaboration with OSU Extension and the OSU Ag Research to provide great breadth and exceptional quality in teaching, advising, research, extension and service. For more information, please visit: https://agriculture.okstate.edu/
The communications and marketing manager for the Ferguson College of Agriculture requires the ability to think strategically, a desire to lead a fast-paced creative team and contribute to an integrated communications department. The manager is headquartered in the OSU Agricultural Communications Services unit. This individual will have a proven track record for supervising a creative team focused on integrated strategic communications. The manager works closely with the Associate Dean and leadership of the college to develop and implement appropriate content across multiple communications platforms in order to highlight the college and the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources within the OSU community, as well as the state, region and country.
The manager facilitates and collaborates on a wide variety of communications and marketing initiatives involving students, faculty and academic programs. Projects include marketing strategy, graphic design, website content, social media, crisis communications and risk management collaboration, media relations, press releases, newsletter content development, video production, photography and special events.
Supervise direct reports, initiate and implement timely ideas, write copy, edit, design, photograph and/or video, and present the finished products to the intended audiences. Provide overall audience strategy, social media planning and event promotion.
This is an exempt position (which indicates that the position is exempt from overtime pay/comp or personal time accrual). Regular office hours are 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00 p.m. According to OSU policy, a 40-hour workweek is considered minimal for exempt staff and you are expected to work hours in excess of 40 hours per week when the work load requires additional hours (to include some early mornings, evenings and/or weekends).