Communication Specialist

Job ID 2022-2155
Job Locations
Budgeted Salary Range
$39,400-$49,200+ per year DOE

Location, Job Title, Benefits

Rocky Vista University in Parker, CO has an opening for a

Communication Specialist (Full-Time)


To be considered for this position applicants should submit a resume/cover letter and salary requirements.




$39,400-$49,200+ per year the posted salary range represents the minimum to the midpoint within RVU’s compensation plan.   RVU’s full compensation structure provides a minimum to a maximum range.  The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials.




RVU offers a full benefits package that includes Health, Dental and Vision insurance, along with 2 weeks accrued paid vacation days per year, 12 accrued sick days per year, personal days, 13 ½ paid holidays and 401(K) match up to 7% based on employee’s contribution. A hybrid work model with remote flexibility is also available for eligible positions.


RVU is is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Primary Purpose

This position will be responsible for assisting the Marketing Director and Vice President of Enrollment Management and External Relations in the development and implementation of an effective marketing and communications program to achieve the mission of the University

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage all social media related to RVU and its two campus locations including content creation and scheduling across 8+ platforms.
  • Oversee the proper management of affiliated usee sites.
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging trends and training .
  • Ensure compliance of RVU's Social Media Policy and update policy as needed.
  • Write and distribute press releases.
  • Maintain contact list for local and national media.
  • Search for and send news and announcements to RVU community regularly.
  • Oversee Home Town News program. Write press releases regarding students' achievements and distributes releases to designated community papers.
  • Stay up-to-date on best public relations and crisis communications practices.
  • Strengthen relationships with osteopathic and partner organizations.
  • Maintain an up-to-date publishing calendar for the RVU Blog.
  • Research, develop and implement best blogging practices.
  • Write and edit articles for the RVU Blog and the Vista View Newsletter.
  • Source photos and graphics for publications.
  • Format and distribute the monthly Around the RVU Campfire Newsletter using Keap (FKA InfusionSoft)
  • Analyze engagements for all publications.

Marginal Job Functions

  • Assist administration, faculty and staff in special projects.
  • Supports and attends activities of all areas of Marketing department with duties as assigned including but not limited to community and campus events.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience with different forms of writing (creative, business, etc.)
  • Knowledge of graphic design software including Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign)
  • Experience with Wordpress
  • Experience with multiple social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) and social media strategy
  • Experience with social media scheduling and analytics software (Sprout Social, HubSpot, etc.)
  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work with confidential material with an attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize a large workload, and problem solve innovatively
  • Demonstrate strong computer skills
  • Demonstrate time management skills and meet deadlines.
  • Experience with photography in a professional setting
  • Motivated and self-directed
  • Strong attention to detail

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Writing, or Communications
  • Minimum of two (2) years working in social media.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Marketing, Writing, or Communications
  • Previous experience at an accredited university, health profession college or medical school


Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.


Qualified applicants will be contacted. There may be an additional video interview for you to complete. Please watch your email including spam and promotions folder.


Rocky Vista University, on the recommendation of the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT), implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees and students effective July 1, 2021. Appropriate exemptions may be considered, and individual state laws may apply.



Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all positions at the University.


  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staffs at all levels;
  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties;
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to, pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.;
  • May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.


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