Open Position in Communications

The Teaching Center is hiring a Communications and Event Specialist. The person in this position will provide expertise in marketing, writing, communication design, event planning, and administrative support to promote the mission of The Teaching Center.

To read a full description and to apply, please go to and search for position #40766.

Primary Responsibilities Include

Strategic and Program Communications

  • Oversee the development of a strategic communications plan to support The Teaching Center’s mission and to effectively reach key audiences.
  • Provide leadership in the development and improvement of the design of the Center’s website (currently supported by WordPress), electronic, and print communications.
  • Write and edit content for The Teaching Center website, as well as printed materials such as flyers, posters, and reports.
  • Serve as project manager for all facets of content creation and marketing communications, including conceptualizing and writing, as well as photography.
  • Train colleagues on messaging and brand standards.
  • Leverage cross-marketing opportunities within and outside the University.
  • Maintain the presence of The Teaching Center, as appropriate to our respective audiences and missions.
  • Stay current on communication technologies, applications, and tools.
  • In coordination with Teaching Center Staff, communicate with faculty and staff across the university regarding upcoming events and meetings; Includes writing and sending well-crafted, timely email communications, using mass-email applications.
  • Create and maintain contact lists, such as email-distribution lists.

Event Planning and Support

  • Plan and coordinate logistical aspects of Teaching Center events for national, regional, and University-wide audiences; these events include conferences and symposia, institutes and workshops, and the University-Wide Graduate-Student Teaching Orientation; duties include handling registration and ordering food and supplies, as well as communicating and negotiating with vendors for competitive pricing, coordinating efforts of staff and volunteers, providing expert advice to supervisors on events, and identifying and resolving logistical issues related to planning and hosting large events.
  • Track participation in Teaching Center events; evaluate and refine effectiveness of communications promoting participation in our events.
  • Act as The Teaching Center’s liaison to campus partners, including Event Management and other entities, as well as administrative staff in offices including the Office of the Provost and the schools.

Administrative Support

    • Contribute to the efficient operation of The Teaching Center by providing organizational and administrative support for Teaching Center programs and services.
    • Maintain inventory of supplies needed by staff to support operations of the Center.
    • Assist with scheduling of meetings with faculty and campus partners, when needed.

Questions may be addressed to Tom Furby, PhD, Director of Classroom Services, or Beth Fisher, PhD, Director of Academic Services, The Teaching Center.