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The Kansas Board of Regents invites applicants to fill the position of Communications Specialist. The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges).

The Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Communications and works closely with the Director of Literacy to assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of communication strategies to advance the goals and strategies of the Kansas Blueprint for Literacy. This position will coordinate and develop materials and activities that support the Blueprint’s visibility and priorities, produce supporting materials such as reports, presentations and remarks, and assist the Director of Communications to deploy a multi-platform social media communications strategy.

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills as well as strong time management and project management skills. Demonstrated computer experience and software skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat are essential.

Salary range is $46,000 to $56,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is authorized to work remotely; however, in-person work at the Topeka office will be required as needed. The Kansas Board of Regents offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance; retirement savings plan; paid leave and holidays; and tuition assistance at several state universities for eligible employees, spouses, and dependents. 

Interested candidates will apply for this position through the State of Kansas Employment Center and Careers portal website located here (Job ID 213509).  A letter of application, current resume, and three professional references contact information must be submitted as part of the application.  Screening of applications will begin on August 5, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.  As part of the selection process, a criminal background check will be completed.

The Kansas Board of Regents is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

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