Marketing Assistant (Program Assistant) | Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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Edwardsville, Illinois, Illinois Residency Requirement: This position requires Illinois residency within 180 calendar days of the start date.
The Morris University Center (MUC) Marketing Department is seeking candidates for a part-time Marketing Assistant (Program Assistant).  The Marketing Assistant assists the Marketing Specialist/Director in the daily operations of the MUC Marketing Office. The selected candidate will help to oversee student staff who fulfill work orders from internal and external clients for the purposes of graphic design, large- and small-scale print projects (posters, booklets, flyers, yard signs, window designs and flyers), social media, promotions, and additional marketing needs.  The Marketing Assistant will be help coordinate MUC building signage; special events and programs such as Catch a Cougar, Decades Dash and Scavenger Hunts; Goshen banners; as well as assist with management of digital files/inventory. 
Additionally, the Marketing Assistant will support the overall operation and management of the MUC Marketing office including assist the director in the planning and execution of weekly staff meetings; deadline management for projects; scheduling meetings with clients; student employee supervision; marketing initiatives; material choices (inks, paper, displays); and management of the office in absence of the director.  Further duties and responsibilities in line with the professional scope of the position may be assigned based on the needs and goals of the department. 
This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and will close to applicants at end of business day, 11:59 pm CST, on the posting end date.  SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time (50% or more) employees including medical, dental and life insurance; tuition waivers; financial savings plans; vacation and sick leave; and pension plan as part of a total compensation package to eligible employees.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. For more on our Statement of Diversity, visit:
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is focused on preserving the health and safety of our community while serving our students with excellence. Face masks are required for everyone indoors with some limited exceptions. Plexiglass shields, socially distanced lines, increased cleaning protocols, decreased capacity numbers, and free on-site testing is offered to all staff and students.  We  continually monitor surrounding conditions as well as  CDC  and  IDPH  guidance.  While vaccines are not required on campus, we  strongly recommend  faculty and staff get a COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves, their loved ones, and our community.  SIUE faculty, staff, and students that are not fully vaccinated are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 screening testing provided free of charge.   For more information on our Cougar Commitment and COVID mitigation strategies on campus, visit:
To Apply for this Vacancy: Click the “Apply for Position” button at the top of the job description page.  This will prompt you to access your existing HireTouch account  or  create a new account, only create a new account if you have NEVER done so previously.  After logging in or completing your new profile, you can then complete the required SIUE application documents for each individual position. 
Applicants  must  submit a  completed  Civil Service Application, which must include complete employment history, through HireTouch. If you do not possess any employment history, you must indicate this within the employment history section of the application. Your application should reflect all relevant skills and experience related to the minimum qualifications listed for this position.  While a resume may be submitted with the application, data for each employer must be listed on this application form. (The words “See Resume” may only be used as a substitute in the section entitled “Specific Duties Performed”.)   If the application is incomplete you will not be considered for the position as our office will be unable to evaluate your application to determine if you possess the required minimum qualifications.  
If qualifying by education or to qualify for a required educational prerequisite, you must submit your transcripts, including those for SIUE, at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application. For additional information, please visit:  Eligibility Criteria and Point Allocation  and  Proof of Eligibility .   Please submit any other licenses or certifications related to the position at the time of application.
Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment.  Some positions are represented by a union and may require union dues.
For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources website at  or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Graphic Design, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Knowledge of generally accepted graphic design practices and skills gained through education, experience and/or training. -Prior experience in promoting events using social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Website. -Ability to create collaborative designs using Adobe software to include Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. -Ability to use diverse printing, cutting and assembling equipment, as well as large scale installation print jobs. -Prior management responsibility, working with and supervising student staff preferred. -Knowledge of digital work order systems which track and monitor jobs coming into and going out of MUC Marketing. -Experience and knowledge of planning, coordinating, and executing internal and external promotions. -Excellent time management and communication skills to be able to follow through projects with clients from start to finish.