Requisition ID:  28651

Associate Communications & Marketing Specialist

Job Summary

Develop, implement, and manage a communication plan and related strategies for Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) as well as to 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. Write 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. Develop an alumni outreach plan to build and strengthen relationships with alumni and prospective donors through various engagement initiatives.

Who We Are

Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) at Purdue pursues a new and unique approach to environmental engineering. In addition to considering conventional waste emission control and treatment, our students learn to use systems engineering techniques to proactively avoid environmental problems. Our approach adopts an integrated perspective to ensure that engineering systems are created that can exist in harmony with the natural world and serve society.


Career opportunities are expanding in the environmental engineering field, and this reflects the reality that EEE issues are embedded in almost every societal challenge. According to a study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for environmental engineers will increase much faster than average. To learn more, please visit:


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What We Are Looking For



  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or related field
  • One year of experience in communications, public relations, and/or marketing including writing, editing, desktop publishing, and developing web content



  • Three years of relevant experience
  • University 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