Marketing Specialist

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching, and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates 24,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.

Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. In all, the university educates almost 24,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.

UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the UW-System to implement an inclusive housing policy.

Position Details

Marketing Specialist
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is Wisconsin’s second-largest university, with a unique dual mission of access and research to provide high-quality education for students from all backgrounds. UWM is one of 146 top research universities recognized as “R1” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Along with its main campus in Milwaukee, UWM has branch campuses in Waukesha and Washington County.

UWM celebrates, values, and promotes the diverse voices and experiences of its students and employees and our community partners. We believe diversity enriches and strengthens our institution. UWM is committed to providing equitable access to opportunities for students and employees from every background. We aspire to create a campus climate that is welcoming to all.

The Student Health and Wellness Center is the on-campus health and mental health services here to assist students in identifying, understanding and responding to their health care needs through medical and mental health care and health promotion programs; and to assist the UWM campus community through collaborative partnerships designed to enhance the university’s academic and community service mission. Their staff will be the students’ partner, providing treatment if they are ill, injured, or in distress, and assist them in understanding their health needs and in learning to make healthy choices on a daily basis.

The Department of University Recreation (UREC) is recognized on campus and professionally for excellence in programs, services and facilities. We enhance the quality of life for the UWM community by providing opportunities to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles, lifelong learning, leadership skills and personal success through comprehensive recreation and wellness programs in quality facilities.

This position will prepare, manage, and implement the overall marketing and communications strategies and plans for the Health and Wellbeing units: Student Health and Wellness Center (SHAW) and University Recreation (UREC). Through planning, implementation, and assessment of best practices in both the marketing and higher education industries, this position also contributes leadership to a dynamic, learning organization committed to the development of all members of our community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or higher in Communications, Language Arts, Marketing, Applied Business, or a related field, or commensurate experience (degree obtained on or before May 31, 2023; commensurate experience = 2+ years).
  • Previous experience working in a Marketing, Communications, or closely a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Communications, Language Arts, Marketing, Applied Business, or a related field (degree obtained on or before May 31, 2023).
  • Previous experience in a student life/student support position.
  • Previous professional experience in Marketing, Communications, or related field.
  • Previous experience supervising staff.
  • Previous experience providing student or part time staff mentorship.
  • Demonstrated experience with specialized software used in marketing and communications efforts.
  • Familiarity with WordPress.

The minimum salary for this position is: $48,000 - $52,000 (Final salary offer contingent upon the qualifications demonstrated throughout the selection process)

Benefits and Total Rewards:

As part of UWM’s commitment to supporting the success of our team members through positive experiences, employees are provided with Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life. UWM offers a comprehensive benefits package and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees with a qualifying position also receive an extensive leave package including vacation, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday, and paid legal holidays.

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