Communications Coordinator

Position ID: 42534
East Georgia State College
East Georgia State College
Marketing & Community Relations
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Position Title Communications Coordinator
Job Description Summary

Under the supervision of the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Communications Coordinator assists in developing and executing integrated communication initiatives and conceptualizes, plans, and implements the College’s internal and external communications. Using effective communications, this position helps ensure the success of all programs and services for the College.

Through composing, editing, and managing the production of a full range of material including print, web, email, social media, and more, the Communications Coordinator effectively supports the College’s mission to proactively increase exposure and expand the ways students, alumni and friends of EGSC can become meaningfully engaged with the College.

Major Duties

• Write press releases, proofread materials/publications, compose graphs/charts, ensure materials are distributed to media partners and posted on EGSC’s web news feed
• Coordinate photography for college related events, including scholarship awards, honors events, sporting events, special events and other activities as needed
• Monitor the news reporting service for EGSC each morning and afternoon and provide necessary reporting
• Create graphic design elements as they are needed for projects and publications
• Post regularly on EGSC’s social media sites to engage with constituents
• Work with webmaster to maintain website content and graphics
• Maintain professional and cooperative relationships with media, community and college constituents
• Assist with all college publications
• Maintain updated media contact listing
• Help strategize with AVP and other Advancement staff to develop concepts, ideas and projects; keep AVP informed of any problems or concerns
• Maintain current info regarding EGSC on external sites, such as Wikipedia, Georgia Encyclopedia, and the EGSC Profile on the USG Website
• Perform related duties as assigned

Knowledge Required by the Position

• Knowledge of communications, journalism and public relations practices
• Knowledge and use of graphic design and related software (PhotoShop, InDesign,etc.)
• Skill in development of advertisements, press releases, and newsletters
• Knowledge of digital cameras, photographic composition and exposure
• Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs
• Skill in analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions
• Skill in oral and written communication
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Ability to prioritize, handle multiple assignments, and quickly adapt to meet unexpected and urgent requests while keeping order
• Ability to manage appropriate steps to get projects completed by given deadline; strong ability to organize, plan, and execute a resourceful workflow
• Responds quickly and effectively to changing trends and circumstances; embrace change

Supervisory Controls

The Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement assigns work in terms of very general instructions with specific outcomes. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include University System of Georgia policies and procedures, East Georgia State College policies and procedures, and the EGSC Identity Standards. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.

Complexity/Scope of Work

The work consists of varied communications duties. The variety of tasks to be performed contributes to the complexity of the position.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, alumni, students, business leaders, community leaders, the news media, and members of the general public.
• Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, or to motivate or influence persons.

Physical Demands

• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
• The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility

May occasionally supervise part-time student workers.

Minimum Qualifications

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field (journalism, communications, graphic design, public relations, etc.)
• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of three years full-time equivalency work experience.
• Experience with Adobe Suite
• Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia.

Posting Detail Information
AA/EEO Statement

Individuals who need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 478-289-2035. Deaf and Hard of Hearing callers may access our campus phone numbers by utilizing your state relay service (such as the Georgia Relay Service) or by utilizing Video Remote Services. East Georgia State College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Tobacco-free Institution, Federal law requires ID and employment eligibility verification prior to employment. Georgia is an Open Records state. East Georgia State College (EGSC) is an associate and baccalaureate degree granting, residential, liberal arts state college of the University System of Georgia, providing its students access to both academically transferable programs of study, collaborative programs in occupation-related fields, and targeted baccalaureate level degrees. East Georgia State College is accredited by the University System of Georgia, providing its students access to academically transferable programs of study, collaborative programs in occupation-related fields, and targeted baccalaureate level degrees. East Georgia State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of East Georgia State College.

Complete College Georgia

East Georgia State College strives to create and maintain a learning environment maximizing the opportunity for each student to succeed. Each individual student’s academic success is important. Accordingly, every employee of the college has a responsibility to carry out his/her position duties in a manner which enhances the learning environment and communicates that message to students each working day.

This position description describes the specific duties and responsibilities of this position. In addition, each EGSC staff member has the responsibility to contribute as needed to other projects and initiatives to assure that EGSC carries out its mission and attains its vision. This may, from time to time, require active participation on committees or performance of other duties not specifically described in this position description.

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator