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Engagement Communications Program Manager

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Marketing & Communications, Operations
Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Engagement Communications Program Manager


Campus: Tempe

Program Manager

Job Description

The Communications Engagement Program Manager is a position within University Sustainability Practices, initiated to promote engagement of ASU community members in personal and collaborative action to advance sustainability on Arizona State Universities four main campuses and additional properties. The ideal candidate will have experience in marketing, communications, social media, graphic design and content creation with knowledge in the fundamentals of sustainability and behavioral psychology. The successful candidate will work closely with the USP and Business and Finance Communicators team to create materials and content that messages ASU's successful sustainability accomplishments, programs, initiatives and strategic sustainability goals. Oversight and development of sustainability engagement programs is another aspect of this role to include the Green Game, Sustainable Recognition Program and student and staff orientation.

Job Family


Department Name

Sustainability Practices



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$55,000 - $65,000 per year; DOE

Close Date




Essential Duties

  • Oversees the development, management, and programming of strategic sustainability messaging and departmental communication.
  • Support internal departmental communication analytics through data collection, analysis and outreach.
  • Create written communications and presentations for, and present to, students, faculty, staff, senior executives, donors and the public.
  • Work with communications and engagement teams to create awareness and adoption of sustainability solutions and behavior.
  • Represents USP and acts as a liaison with the community, students, faculty, and staff as needed. Develops and monitors daily operations and coordinates program/project activities to advance achievement of ASU sustainability goals and metrics.
  • Support and serve as liaison to partners to advance staff, faculty and student engagement around sustainability.
  • Work with internal stakeholders and external strategic partners to develop sustainability solutions that support the nuances of reaching a large student body and campus size.
  • Project manage assigned engagement programs and support engagement events as needed.
  • Oversees and manages staff positions and student positions as assigned. Managing goal attainment and messaging for USP sustainability engagement internally and external.
  • Expertise with Microsoft 365, Photoshop, Creative Cloud, Canva, Google Docs., etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field AND five years administrative/coordination experience; OR, Master's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years administrative/coordination experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with content development and storytelling.
  • Experience with video content development – writing, story blocking and character formation.
  • Experience in Newsletter writing, web edits, social media content and annual reports.
  • Experience in graphic design, photography and brand identity skillset – produce flyers / reports.
  • Experience with management of multiple projects management simultaneously.
  • Skill set to include evaluation of messaging success, critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated concepts of basic sustainability terms, definitions and sectors.
  • Evidence in team work mentality to effectively partner with other units to provide excellent service.
  • Experience in basic behavioral psychology as it relates behaviors change with sustainability.
  • Experience in event and program development and execution.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills.

Working Environment

  • Activities are primarily performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Some work involves travel between offices or campuses for meetings and occasional participation in outdoor or off-campus events in compliance with Community of Care standards.
  • Occasional out-of-state or in-state travel.
  • Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities that may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

Department Statement

University Sustainability Practices (USP) is charged with ensuring that the 140,000+ members of the ASU community achieve their aggressive, internal sustainability goals associated with Climate Positive, Circular Resource System, Optimized Water, Personal Action, Collaborative Action, Food Reconnection, Community Success, and Resilience & Regeneration. USP also coordinates ASU sustainability measurement & reporting, celebration of achievement and integration of the university's research, education and social embeddedness mission with university operations in a "campus as a living laboratory" model for sustainability. Arizona State University is a leader in putting sustainability into action and this role is key to helping USP take that leadership to a new level.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU and University Sustainability Practices Department will not be a sponsor for this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.