Marketing Communications Specialist

Lamoni Campus

Graceland University is seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist on the Lamoni, IA campus. This a content planning and production position that will be responsible for writing, editing and producing a wide variety of communications for both internal and external audiences. The successful applicant will write content for press releases, marketing brochures, newsletters and feature stories that will appear in print and on the web. This is a growth position that will be responsible for ensuring Graceland’s brand voice and tone are consistent, providing clear, concise and engaging messages.

The successful applicant must have ability to write, edit, proofread, research, interview, and express ideas clearly, often with short deadlines. Strong communication skills are a vital component of this position. Successful candidate will be highly organized, meticulous about detail, and demonstrate strong multi-tasking capabilities without sacrificing creativity and quality. Ability to work independently and collaboratively on multiple projects and tasks is essential to this role. The person in this position will be expected to probe for innovative ways to drive Graceland’s communication efforts to new levels of excellence.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexible work schedule to meet the needs of the university, including some nights and weekends
  • Familiarity writing for the web and social media

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2 years of related experience
  • Experience in higher education or nonprofit industry
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, Wordpress
  • Knowledge of AP style

Interested candidates must submit two writing samples along with cover letter and resume to:  Graceland University, Human Resources Office, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA  50140 or email:  personnel@graceland.edu.  Phone inquiries to 641.784.5447.