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Requisition ID:  19060

Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist

About Administrative Operations Communications:

The Administrative Operations Communications team supports Administrative Operations by providing a variety of creative, innovative and effective communications. Staff provide a variety of services to internal Administrative Operations customers, as listed below, and serve as a gateway to Administrative Operations for those outside of the organization. Services include communications consulting, articles and written support, marketing and promotion, media relations, website design and maintenance, graphic design and support and photography. 

What You'll be Doing:


This is a hybrid position that alternates between working remotely and reporting to the West Lafayette campus as needed by job requirements.


The senior marketing and communications specialist works in coordination with the members of the Administrative Operations Communications Department, the Purdue Memorial Union and other stakeholders to deliver timely, quality communications and marketing support for Administrative Operations. 


This position requires a seasoned professional contributor who will manage complex projects and processes with limited supervision. This position will support the Administrative Operations organization as a whole and the Purdue Memorial Union.

Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Delivering marketing and public relations plans
  • Brand management
  • Media and stakeholder relations and creating promotional material
  • Press releases, advertisements
  • Social media content and website content


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What You Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, graphic design or related field
  • Five years’ experience in marketing, communications, advertising, agency or related fields
  • Must provide a portfolio that highlights a variety of marketing, writing and creative projects 
  • Demonstrated communication skills, with a strong emphasis on writing and editing
  • Ability to create strong draft social media and website content
  • Experience developing and following brand standards 
  • Experience in fast-paced work environments
  • Good time-management skills to meet deadlines on multiple projects
  • Experience with Cascade and/or other content management systems
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency 

What’s Nice to Have:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud  
  • Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of current web design and accessibility standards
  • Experience in writing, video and photography

What We Want You to Know:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines,
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary visit,
  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • At the time of submission, a portfolio is required in the form of an upload, digital or hyperlinks 
  • 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

What You’ll Get in Return:

All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package,, Including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University’s expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.

Who We Are:

As employees, we are boilermakers. Boilermakers are innovative, creative, passionate, and above all else - persistent. Always, always taking the next step together. Because every giant leap begins with one small step. Come take your Next Giant Leap and Discover your next career!

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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