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Staff Digital Content Specialist

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: UDRI Business Support - 250130
Pay Grade: P2 - Exempt
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Position Summary: UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty and external partners. Established as the research arm of the University of Dayton in 1956, UDRI achieved $2.75 billion in cumulative sponsored research in 2020. Sponsored research for 2020 alone exceeded $169 million. UDRI is ranked first in the nation among all colleges and universities for sponsored materials research, according to the National Science Foundation. In Ohio, UDRI is number one among colleges and universities receiving contracts and grants from the Department of Defense.
The Institute has a tradition of research excellence with an uncompromising commitment to providing customers with quality products while maintaining the highest ethical standards. It is keenly aware that compliance with applicable laws and regulations is an essential condition for performing its business. Its commitment to compliance is based on providing a supportive environment, the integrity of its employees, and their support of the University's policies and applicable laws and regulations of the United States.
The primary role of the Digital Content Specialist (DCS) is to administer UDRI’s internal and external digital presence, while supporting and enhancing UDRI and UD brand recognition. The DCS leverages extensive knowledge of content management systems, SEO and website analytics to create and deliver fresh, compelling and accurate digital content to engage external stakeholders. The DCS also customizes and maintains a SharePoint environment to provide important resource information for internal stakeholders. They must foster and maintain relationships with team members to ensure content is current and accurate. The DCS also supports development, content and/or maintenance of digital assets, including databases, social media accounts, display materials and booths and other communication materials.
The secondary objective of the Digital Content Specialist is a combination of writing and editing technical and creative pieces, web and graphic design, photography and video capture and editing for websites, presentations, tradeshows, conferences, marketing materials, advertisements and other digital communication products. Coordinates with asset owners to ensure timely delivery of products, from conception through development and edits, as necessary.
Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in a relevant field.
2. Three years’ experience in digital content creation or management.
3. Strong communication skills – written, oral, interpersonal.
4. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and foster relationships with internal stakeholders.
5. Exceptional organizational and documentation skills.
6. Proven ability to manage multiple projects, including schedule, budget, and resources, simultaneously and under tight deadline.
7. Demonstrated ability to implement brand in a variety of customized products.
8. Demonstrated experience with Content Management Systems.
9. Demonstrated experience with SharePoint.
10. Demonstrated successful experience in developing web based communication products using HTML.
11. Demonstrated Intermediate level skills with Microsoft Outlook Suite and Adobe Create Suite and Adobe Standard Pro.
12. Due to the nature of the position, U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident Status is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Demonstrated ability to transform complex information into easy-to-understand and interesting content.
2. Demonstrated experienced in graphic design, photography and video content creation and animation for a range of channels and audiences.
3. Demonstrated experience in graphic design.
4. Demonstrated experience in web design, layout and deployment.
5. Four years’ experience designing and/or customizing SharePoint environments in large organizations.
6. Demonstrated understanding of use and applicability of CMS content types.
7. Demonstrated knowledge of AP style

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To comply with federal rules, UD will require all employees including student employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The University will accept valid religious or medical exemptions and seek to reasonably accommodate them. Links to the most up-to-date COVID-19 health information, an easy-to-navigate index of the University's COVID-19 guidelines, and resources can be found at https://udayton.edu/coronavirus/.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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