APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight on Sunday, March 17

Serving the entire campus community, Conference and Event Services provides the campus with event planning, and facility management, help to support the educational mission of the university. A large focus of that work involves supporting Smith Memorial Student Union which serves as the living room of the campus and home to many student-centered programs. Smith Union brings the campus community together by providing a center for ideas, programs, services and engagement that enriches Portland State’s social, cultural and educational environment. As part of an alignment that includes Campus Recreation, the Viking Pavilion, and Retail Services, this position works with a wide array of departments to provide essential services to campus life.
Reporting to the Director of Conference and Event Services, this position is responsible for assisting in the development, planning, and implementation of communication and marketing tactics for Portland State services including Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) and Conference & Event Services (CESO). Working closely with leadership teams and the Senior Coordinator, the Coordinator assists in the creation, enhancement and maintenance of all promotional materials—print, digital and in person—for venues including SMSU, Viking Pavilion, and Hoffman Hall.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field, plus one-three years related experience
Evidence of experience or ability to coordinate multiple simultaneous projects
Demonstrated skills in web management and social networking for business
Demonstrated ability to provide creative direction to graphic designers.
Demonstrated skills in writing press releases, newsletters and web-content
Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to manage basic video productions
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with a variety of individuals at all levels within the organization
Must be able to mentor and oversee students
Ability to work varied hours including evenings and weekends
Master’s with 1+ year of related experience
Knowledge of Drupal or other content management systems
Basic knowledge of design software and applications including: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
Demonstrated ability to mentor, teach, train, and evaluate young para-professional students in marketing
Working knowledge of ASANA or other project management software
Involvement with a professional association like PRSA, AMA, or NIRSA.
• Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
• Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
• Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
M-F 8-5 : Flex schedule allowed
The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $45,624 and $47,000. The starting salary may be negotiable above this range, however, it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR. PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities