Requisition ID:  28189

Associate Communications & Marketing Specialist

Job Summary

The Associate Communications & Marketing Specialist is an entry-level position that will, under the guidance and direction of The Walsh Group Director of Internships, develop, implement, and manage a communication plan and related strategies for the Division of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM). Serve as the central point of organized communication for both internal and external audiences. Write, edit, and produce a wide variety of communication pieces to grow the social networking outreach and presence for the office. Develop web content, presentations, print newsletters, e-newsletters, news releases, articles, marketing materials (brochures, flyers, posters, etc.), and specialized correspondence. Assist in the coordination of special events that enhance public relations for the office. Develop an alumni outreach plan to build and strengthen relationships with alumni and prospective donors through various engagement initiatives in coordination with The Walsh Group Director of Internships and the Department Head.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Social media plan and execution of branding and messaging for recruiting and promotion of the program and its people (faculty, staff, students)
  • Plan, develop, and create/produce marketing materials for the program
  • Assist in our alumni outreach relative to planning, developing, and executing engagement activities (e.g., CEMOAA)
  • Plan, develop, and create endeavors associated with development activities (e.g., PDoG)
  • Plan, develop, and create external messaging to stakeholders (e.g., newsletter)
  • Plan, develop, and create events associated with the program (e.g., 50th anniversary)


*This is a hybrid position. (75% on-site and 25% remote).*

Who We Are

Construction Engineering Management at Purdue University develops innovative and versatile engineers. Our construction engineering and management program (CEM) helps turn a passion for engineering and architecture into a career where leadership, design, and oversight influence every aspect of a construction project. Our construction engineering program was initiated and crafted by a direct need from the industry, and it continues to drive our program’s success. For more information, please visit:


  • LinkedIn - Purdue University - Construction Engineering and Management
  • YouTube - Construction Engineering and Management - Purdue University (@constructionengineeringand8018)
  • Instagram – Purduecem
  • X - PurdueCEM
  • Facebook - Purdue Construction Engineering and Management

What We Are Looking For



  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, English, or related discipline
  • 0-1 year of experience with communications, marketing, writing, or related field
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
    • For example, an Associate's degree and 2.5 years of experience or a High School Diploma and 4.5 years of experience



  • Strong conceptual understanding of communications, public relations, and marketing
  • Familiarity with marketing collateral development and related project management
  • Detail-oriented, creative problem-solver with strong communication, writing, and editorial skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with the ability to prioritize workload and to follow through on multiple projects at various stages
  • Highly motivated individual with a demonstrated capacity for leadership and teamwork
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills with the ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to represent the university with tact and diplomacy at all levels as well as handling confidential documents and information with discretion
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, website content management, internet, Adobe Creative Suite, and social media platforms

Additional Information

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue
  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette