Office of the Chancellor
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking applicants for the position of Speech Writer in the Office of the Chancellor. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment reporting to the Special Assistant to the Chancellor. This position incorporates the UW-Platteville Strategic Plan, projects a positive and accurate image of UW-Platteville and the chancellor's office, fosters greater public relations, supports the work of the Special Assistant to the Chancellor, and aids in the production of reports to various external audiences.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
- Two or more years' experience in a communications field, preferably in a higher education system;
- Ability to distill information in a concise, thoughtful manner;
- Ability to research issues in higher education to be included in speeches and articles;
- Ability to use Microsoft Office Products;
- Ability to work independently and with others from various backgrounds;
- Strong writing and editing experience and effective oral and interpersonal skills; and
- Ability to multitask, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
The university relations specialist is responsible for researching, writing and editing speeches and articles for the UW-Platteville Chancellor's Office. This position works with the University Information and Communications Office in producing Chancellor communications such as internal monthly campus communications, alumni updates, capital campaign communications, etc. and composes writings that include the Chancellor's perspective as well as information from research to create an informative, original and authentic product.
Commensurate with experience; minimum starting salary is $41,336.00.
Submit the following: cover letter responding to all required qualifications; resume; contact information for three references; writing sample; a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization. All applications must be submitted via the on-line application system.
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Application review will begin July 24, 2013. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville
, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.
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