About Student Experiences & Engagement

Student Experiences & Engagement (SEE) is an experiential learning and student development organization within the Division of Student Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU) committed to co-creating dynamic opportunities for students to explore meaningful involvement, strengthen their leadership skills, and transform themselves and their communities. SEE programs and services include community building, social justice, student media, creative expression, service-learning, clubs and organizations, and social, educational, and culturally relevant programs. We provide services for thousands of students, hundreds of communities, 300+ student organizations, 7 cultural resource centers, and dynamic facilities for arts, media, and a commercial community kitchen. We envision a campus where every student feels welcome, is engaged, and becomes an agent for social change. 

Oregon State University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and community. We provide outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community.


The Opportunity

Do Work That Matters

We are seeking a Marketing & Communications Specialist, a self-starting professional experienced in working with dynamic and multifaceted teams, who can amplify the power of experiential learning and engagement as a critical component of the university experience. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, in-person, professional faculty position. The salary range is $53,000 - $75,000. The position will join the SEE team in advancing the mission and core work of the organization. We are made up of 4 departments/15 units, 26+ full time staff and 400+ student employees. To learn more about what guides our work and 2024 goals visit our vision, mission, values, and protocols page.

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Marketing & Communications Specialist will be responsible for network engagement, the promotion of hundreds of programs, services, and opportunities, as well as planning the coordination of special projects for SEE. The incumbent will carry out marketing and execution of various campaigns and will manage and create content for social media and the website. The successful candidate will play an integral role in building and engaging OSU’s diverse student body, growing our student users and participants, and creating communication strategies that will promote the long-term growth of the SEE organization. 

The History & Challenges of the Role

This position will be the first full-time opportunity for our relatively new organization going into our fourth year of existence. This position will be responsible for creating a solid foundation for marketing and communication and integrating best practices with a student and equity driven focus. Each of the units has a unique and important contribution to the student experience, and it will be this position’s responsibility to principally curate and effectively generate stories of transformation and impact in compelling ways to external and internal audiences. Additional opportunities include being able to work effectively within an higher education context with diverse populations and stakeholders.


How You’ll Contribute

  • Develop and execute marketing and communications strategies and campaigns.
  • Write great, branded copy for our departments. 
  • Manage the website and social media.
  • Analyze data to determine marketing and campaign efficiency.
  • Develop project management tools.
  • Integrate equity, diversity, and inclusive practices into marketing and communication strategies.
  • Supervise and manage support student staff.
  • Train and educate staff and student employees on marketing best practices.

What You Are Like

  • A true collaborator who loves to work and build relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Able to be self-directed and work independently.
  • Passionate and curious about design and communications.
  • Proficient in production tools.
  • Detail and process-oriented.
  • Comfortable and effective in a fast-paced environment running multiple complex projects.
  • Actively engaged in and motivated to learn about equity and social justice issues.
  • Open to feedback and learning from the team.
  • Committed to intentional and thoughtful marketing design.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent continuing education or professional development in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, design, new media, critical studies, or a related field
  • 2 years of professional experience working within a marketing or communication related field, inclusive of the creation of media/communication content
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated skills in editing and proofreading
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and integrating equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and justice
  • Demonstrated leadership in developing relationships and collaborating with diverse stakeholders using emotional intelligence and humility
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple creative projects, which includes development, implementation, and management of marketing strategy and tactics
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize critical thinking, problem-solving skills, sound judgement to make complex decisions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, design, new media, critical studies or a related field
  • 3-5 years of professional experience working within a marketing or communication related field
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or experience as a member or leader of a creative team
  • Demonstrated proficiency with InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Suite, or other creative and design software
  • Experience in website development or social media management
  • Experience in delivering presentations and public speaking
  • Experience in using data, analytics or conducting market research to inform strategy
  • Experience supervising a team (ie; professional or student staff/interns)
  • Experience with Associated Press (AP) writing style
  • Experience working in a higher education setting
  • Experience managing a budget for a program or campaign


(Posting # P05011UF). Please include a cover letter, resume, portfolio, supplemental questions, and contact information for three professional references.

Full consideration date: December 7, 2021; apply by January 10, 2022.

Apply Now

For additional information please contact the search chair, Emily Bowling, at [email protected] or 541-737-7673.

OSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.