Oregon State University is seeking applications for a full-time Strategic Communications & Marketing Manager in the Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy. This is a continuous professional faculty position. Refer to the Working Conditions section for location options.
Building on more than 150 years as Oregon's land grant institution, Oregon State University serves the state, the nation, and the world as a premier 21st century research-intensive public university and delivers high-quality, globally relevant and affordable education for the people of Oregon and beyond.
Created in 2021, OSU's Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy is an outgrowth of the University's commitment to engaging in exceptional research, education, innovation, and engagement – all in support of the nation's growing outdoor recreation economy. The Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy advances the University and Extension & Engagement Division's mission to help create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond.
The Strategic Communications & Marketing Manager plays an integral role on the team and is responsible for the development, oversight, and management of marketing and communications strategies and actions that will enhance the Center's brand, industry engagement, and program enrollment efforts. This position builds productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement marketing and communications initiatives for the Center, serving as the liaison and strategic partner with industry clients, companies, and associations and various marketing and communications specialists across the university.
This position works closely with many university partners, including OSU-Cascades Community Relations and Marketing, Extension & Engagement, University Relations and Marketing, OSU Alumni Association, Ecampus, and college marketing and external engagement teams.
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence:
Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. The Center's employees are expected to use diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice frameworks in carrying out their responsibilities.
This position embeds the commitment to a collaborative and inclusive community in all interactions and duties performed. This individual helps ensure that the Center's communications and marketing efforts serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized and excluded from participation. Our communication efforts create opportunities for diversity, equity and inclusion, and these activities will be included in annual goals, plans of work and summaries of accomplishments.
For more information on our commitment to inclusive excellence:
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field. 3 years' experience related to the discipline of the college, unit or department.
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field.
Minimum of five years' professional experience working within a marketing or communications-related field. This includes:
o Experience developing, implementing, and managing marketing strategy and tactics; and o Experience or training in specialized marketing and/or communication services that are transferable to partnering with the outdoor recreation industry
Fluency in various marketing disciplines, including brand, traditional and digital media, SEO, content marketing, and event marketing.
Experience managing or creating content for social media, blogs and website, especially working within a website content management system.
Excellent written skills, including copywriting and editing, and verbal communication, including presentation skills.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion as part one's professional development and engagement with others.
Experience working independently and with cross-functional teams to complete projects.
Strong orientation towards taking initiative and ownership of projects and assignments and being proactive with projects, assignments, and process improvements.
Strong organizational and time management skills; excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and trust.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
Primarily a typical office environment, with standard working hours.
The primary work location for this position is the OSU Center for Outdoor Recreation Economy office in Portland, Oregon. However, remote work may be established via OSU's Remote Working Agreement, with pre-determined periodic reviews of on-going work for continuation of the agreement.
This position requires flexibility to perform work in a variety of settings and occasionally on evenings and weekends.
Minimal travel may be required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.