Position Descriptions

LSC Marketing Coordinator:
Colab, the Lory Student Center Marketing Shop
Colorado State University

The Charles A. Lory Student Center at Colorado State University is a comprehensive student union that has been recognized nationally as a leading University center.  It is part of The Division of Student Affairs, which encompasses a wide variety of departmental services and programs addressing the needs of a student body of approximately 25,000 at a major state land grant University. Colorado State is in Fort Collins, a city of 135,000 (located 65 miles north of Denver) that offers a unique blend of metropolitan advantages and small town friendliness. Nestled between the western edge of the Great Plains and the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains foothills, Fort Collins - and its ideal climate - provides easy access to numerous outdoor activities.

The Marketing Coordinator assists with integrated communications within Colab, the marketing department of the Charles A. Lory Student Center at Colorado State University.  This coordinator may provide supervision to student hourly staff members as well as integrated communications including graphic design, media production, public relations, marketing, and special events.

Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to manage projects independently, as well as work effectively as part of a team.

This is a year-round, full-time administrative professional position with full University benefits. The position reports to the Director of Marketing.


  • Ensure proper implementation of University and department graphics standards and branding guidelines
  • Work collaboratively with the Marketing Director to develop strategic marketing and public relations campaigns to meet departmental communications objectives
  • Advise professional and student staff as well as student organizations on publications and graphic design projects
  • Provide research, some writing, and some editing for publications, press releases, web pages, newsletters, informational campaigns, and other official communications as needed
  • Assist the Marketing Director with coordinating and staffing special events and other programs
  • Understand concepts of multiculturalism and diversity and incorporate those ideals into projects and publications
  • Juggle multiple competing projects simultaneously
  • Work with Marketing Director to streamline office processes and perform administrative duties
  • Work closely with student staff to ensure projects are done within timeline and on budget while meeting client needs and University graphics standards
  • General office management and administrative support to the Marketing Director
  • Other duties as necessary

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in graphic design, communications, public relations, marketing or journalism


  • Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in unrelated field with a minimum of two years experience in the communications or design field
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office and industry software including Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Demonstrated experience designing and producing four-color publications for offset printing
  • Demonstrated examples of interpersonal communication skills
  • Project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional and perceptive communication skills
  • Marketing or project management background including visual communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations
  • Operate independently, as well as, within cross-functional teams to solve errors and communicate project status
  • Ability to use analytics to evaluate social media, marketing, and public relations efforts
  • Develop student-focused marketing, public relations, social media plans
  • Experience in a Macintosh and PC environment
  • Flexibility to work in a changing, dynamic, and periodically demanding environment
  • Experience with project management and time management software programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work with, build and maintain relationships with persons in varied positions of different career levels
  • Demonstrated ability to provide research, writing, and editing for use in press releases, web pages, newsletters, information campaigns, and other official communication
  • Demonstrated ability to create, design, and produce public relations campaigns to market departmental projects, programs, and events
  • Demonstrated judgment to assess situations and prioritize projects to achieve goals
  • Demonstrated ability to advise student staff and interns involved with communications projects (e.g. newsletter coordinators, graphic designers, web content editors, etc.) to ensure consistent implementation of communications practices

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled; full consideration application deadline is November 5, 2012, 8 a.m., Mountain Standard Time.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume discussing education, experience, required and preferred qualifications and skills specific to the position; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references in a single electronic MS Word file to: www.studentaffairsjobs.colostate.edu.

Applicants needing accommodations to submit materials may contact Gayle Adams at Gayle.Adams@colostate.edu. If you have any questions about the search process, contact Search Committee Chair Bethel Nathan at Bethel.Nathan@colostate.edu. If you have questions about the application process, contact Gayle Adams at Gayle.Adams@colostate.edu.

An Official Transcript may be requested.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

For more information about COLAB or the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University, visit www.colab.colostate.edu.

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