Communications Specialist - Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory College
ECAS: Pathways Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Under the leadership of Dr. Branden Grimmett, the inaugural vice provost for career and professional development and associate dean of the College, The Pathways Center helps Emory students and alumni reach their full potential through integrated career services, undergraduate research, national scholarships and fellowships, pre-health advising, and experiential learning. Our division includes a total of 35 team members, 7 of which make up the Pathways leadership team. The Pathways Center serves as a national model for higher education in seamlessly preparing students and connecting them to resources.


The ideal candidate will serve as a member of the National Scholarships & Fellowships Program team, which is primarily responsible for providing information and support for Emory College students, undergraduates enrolled in other Emory University divisions, and recent alumni interested in pursuing nationally competitive merit awards and internal Emory awards.



  • Consults with management and staff to design, develop and maintain a website.
  • Develops, writes and edits various communications materials including correspondence, newsletters, brochures and articles.
  • Develops and maintains effective methods for distributing communication materials and information.
  • Maintains required record-keeping and documentation.
  • May train staff in the use of communications technology.
  • May utilize various aspects of social media to accomplish work objectives.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • The Communications Specialist is a member of the National Scholarship & Fellowships team, reporting to the Program Director.
  • Works in collaboration with NS&FP staff and the Pathways Center Associate Director for Marketing Operations to plan communications cycles and strategies; develop, manage, and cultivate a communications calendar; provides writing and editing support to program staff.
  • Balances multiple writing projects/timelines.
  • Writes, edits, or develops various communications materials such as articles, newsletters, blogs, and press releases across a range of topics highlighting NS&FP events, activities, students, and alumni; this includes conducting interviews and identifying key quotes.
  • Publishes department newsletters, which includes monitoring student, faculty, and community communications for opportunities to cross-promote programming.
  • Ensures updating of NS&FP websites and coordinates NS&FP social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube; recruits and manages student and alumni guest bloggers; reviews and edits student/alumni posts.
  • May attend programs and events to gather photos and material for social media posts.
  • Ensures up to date calendar postings and other campus publicity for NS&FP programming.
  • Coordinates NS&FP alumni and stakeholder communications throughout the year to keep constituencies informed and build meaningful relationships.
  • Drafts, circulates, edits, and coordinates the production of NS&FP print materials including flyers, banners, signage, and brochures.
  • Liaises with other Emory College and university-wide communicators to promote NS&FP programs and services and to ensure alignment with best practices and university visual and style guidelines.
  • Manages subscription and distribution forms, queries, spreadsheets, and lists (Slate, Excel, Wufoo, Mailchimp).
  • Proposes creative ideas to tell the NS&FP story and to increase the engagement of constituents across the university.
  • Develops reports, presentations, press releases, and forms as needed for various departmental programs and service.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.
  • The Communications Specialist position will be a hybrid (on-campus/remote work) position reporting to the office 1-2 days per week, including but not limited to any special meetings and events.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of experience.  
  • Demonstrated organizational ability, attention to detail, and talent for multi-tasking. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with a variety of constituents.  
  • Strong computer skills including fluency with Microsoft Office suite, working knowledge of social media platforms and social media scheduling tools, and proficiency in Adobe, Canva, or other graphic design programs
  • Demonstrated creativity in the design of marketing and communications materials.
  • Prior knowledge of/ experience with nationally-competitive awards and experience with Slate and Cascade a plus. 

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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