Publicity-Promotion Specialist (Social Media & Promotions Specialist) (Job ID #87463)

Student Affairs/Marketing and Communications

University of Illinois at Chicago

The Publicity-Promotion Specialist (Social Media and Promotions Specialist) is responsible for social media strategic development and planning, publicizing, promoting, and assisting with management of Student Affairs Marketing department media while interfacing with members of university media and media-related departments. Additional responsibilities may include assistance in developing, purchasing or selling advertising space for Student Affairs Marketing department and university-wide customers.


Social Media

  • Manages social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other relevant social networking sites.
  • Writes, edits, and manages all social media related content for consistency across platforms.
  • Provides education and direction to departments in developing strategic social media plans; works closely with departments to ensure proper content and messaging executed online is relevant to departmental goals.
  • Analyze and report on social media activity and make recommendations.


  • Determines most effective methods for promotional and publicity activities for departments.
  • Writes and edits departmental publications/reports (digital and print) for internal and external university purposes.
  • Assists with maintenance of internet web pages and social media for the department.
  • Meets with departments/customers to provide advertising/media advice.
  • Develops and edits news releases, and prepares content for department promotional pieces.
  • Responds to requests for information from the university, including media and other departments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

1. High school graduation or equivalent.

2. Any one or any combination of the following, totaling three (3) years (36 months) from the following categories:

(A) Bachelor's degree in public relations, advertising, marketing, communications, organizational leadership, graphic design or other closely related field.

  • 60 semester hours or an Associate's degree equals one (1) year (12 months)
  • 90 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)
  • 120 semester hours or a Bachelor's degree equals three (3) years (36 months)

(B) Progressively more responsible professional experience in areas such as, communications, promotions, public relations, marketing, journalism, sales and/or the preparation of advertising materials for mass media or other closely related field.

For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the Apply for Position button below.

Please upload a cover letter and writing sample along with all valid certifications and transcripts within the document section of your online application.

All civil service positions require an exam. The exam for this position is a Credentials Assessment. You will not be required to report in person for this exam.

Credential Assessment Exam Scoring Information:

You will not be required to report in person for this exam. The updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume and/or college transcript will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded prior to the position close date.

When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your job knowledge and specific duties and responsibilities, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application. Dates of employment and if employed on a full or part time basis (including number of hours per week) must be indicated for each position held. Additional consideration will be given to supporting documentation i.e. resume, transcripts, licenses, and certifications so please be sure to attach all applicable documents.

In the documents section of your application, you must upload a cover letter and writing sample and select the correct document type to submit a complete application.The omission or mislabeling of these documents will inhibit you from completing the application.

If a degree or college coursework is required, you must provide official transcripts.

Cover Letter/Writing Sample/Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application through the "Documents" page on the Civil Service Employment Application (page 4). Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.

If your educational institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to

If your educational institution doesn't provide electronic transcripts, they must mail the transcripts to:

University of Illinois at Chicago

Recruitment and Staffing

Human Resources Building Room 109

715 S. Wood Street M/C 862

Chicago IL 60612

Attn: CC9482 - Publicity-Promotion Specialist - AS

If an application, cover letter, writing sample and all applicable forms, transcripts, and supporting documents are not submitted by the close date, the applicant/employee will not be considered for this position and will be denied.

For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than Friday, January, 5, 2018.

We appreciate your interest in employment at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

This position requires Illinois residency within 180 days of the hire date.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.