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State of Minnesota Communications Specialist 1 - NextGen Student Communications and Community Coordinator in St. Paul, Minnesota

Working Title: Communications Specialist 1 - NextGen Student Communications and Community Coordinator

Job Class: Communications Specialist 1

Agency: Minnesota State

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 02/12/2024

  • Closing Date : 03/04/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : MN St Colleges & Universities / MNSCU Central Office-MAPE

  • Division/Unit : MnSCU System Office / MNSCU OOC Classified A - E

  • Appointment Type : Unlimited, Full-time

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Not Applicable Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $24.92 - $36.34 / hourly; $52,032 - $75,877 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • Location : St. Paul, MN

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : Yes, telework agreement negotiated at the time of hire.

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

This role will support the development, coordination, and execution of marketing, communication, outreach, and community organizing initiatives for the Minnesota State ERP (NextGen) Student Project in coordination with Office of Change Management; manage the project marketing and communication plan; work with internal and external subject matter experts to develop, publish, and manage program marketing and communication in a wide variety of media; coordinate and execute NextGen Student events throughout Minnesota; maintain and update NextGEN student web and collaboration sites; manage community of practice convenings and connections; and help ensure that communities of practices and stakeholders have trust and confidence in the project.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Manage project event coordination and publicity, to include: event planning; registration processes; culturally responsive and accessible resources; efficient onsite coordination or online facilitation of events; feedback collection, compilation, and analysis.

  • Manage and coordinate the student project communication plan and communication/collaboration sites.

  • Collaborate with project team members, internal subject matter experts, and external third-party partners to identify and track responsive marketing and communication needs.

  • Collaborate with OCM Communications Team and Change Readiness Liaisons to develop, deliver, and evaluate effectiveness of marketing plans, materials, and communication.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree and three (3) years’ experience in marketing, marketing communication or event/project management

  • Experience writing and editing copy for a variety of communication materials

  • Experience with web content or collaboration site management

  • Project/organizational management or event planning experience

  • Experience working with a diverse clientele including demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in learning and/or work environments

  • Effective customer service/human relations skills sufficient to interact with others in a professional, respectful, and efficient manner

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to Anti-racist marketing and communication strategies, specifically removing barriers that impact minoritized communities or achieving culturally relevant results

  • Experience in in higher education or related sector

  • Experience within the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities

  • Basic ability with photography and videography

  • Basic graphic design experience

  • Experience with HTML, Microsoft and Adobe Creative suites of products

  • Experience with creating communications, documents, and resources that meet accessibility guidelines. Familiarity with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, WC3 accessibility standards, and common accessibility tools such as WAVE from WebAIM, accessibility checkers (MS Word / Adobe Acrobat), and screen readers.

Additional Requirements

In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State‘s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.