Communications Specialist
Apollo Group 92 reviews - Phoenix, AZ

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This position consistently contributes to the department in planning, developing, and executing coordinated communication deliverables that support overall communication plan objectives.
Primary Accountabilities
NOTE: The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or most of the primary accountabilities listed below. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbents' performance objectives as outlined by the incumbents' immediate supervisor or manager.
1.Under supervision and when working independently, provides support in creating and executing quality communication deliverables, including but not limited to, assisting in business and/or department strategy communication, company news and information, and policies/procedures.
2.Integrates with other communication resources to ensure message alignment and process consistency. May participate in Communicator Network or similar internal communication-focused teams intended to share best practices and align communication efforts across the company.
3.Aids in preparing print and electronic communication deliverables including presentations, communications guides, handbooks, scripts, posters, signage, websites, flyers, manuals, and similar media.
4.Assists in researching and developing content for internal communication channels.
5.Coordinates editorial content for the internal news website including reviewing article submissions, coordinating with writer, proofing, and producing final HTML format.
6.Assists in managing content on appropriate and/or assigned internal websites. May contribute to preparing content for external websites.
7.Creates graphics and layouts and coordinates with internal design and marketing teams as required to prepare specific deliverables.
8.Compiles audience data reports for communications campaigns and assists in periodic measurement and reporting of communication effectiveness.
9.Assists in distribution of email communications including distribution group list creation, selection, and maintenance as required.
10.Provides project management for a variety of activities.
11.Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.
Knowledge Skills & Abilities
A thorough knowledge of business, journalism or communication as normally obtained tough the completion of a bachelor's degree in a communication discipline (PR, Marketing, etc.), Business, or related field.
2-3 years of internal or communications experience in growth company with specific experience in planning and creating communication deliverables.
Proven skills in successfully applying the communication planning process in supporting business requirements and producing communication deliverables. Demonstrated success in business writing, proofreading, editing, and desktop publishing.
Working knowledge of the software packages used for developing communications deliverables (eg. Adobe CS4, PowerPoint). . Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint highly desirable.
Must be able to execute in fast-paced and complex environment involving multiple subsidiaries, deadlines, conflicting priorities and simultaneous projects.
Innovative thinker able to apply analysis and creativity to problem solving and solutions.
Able to effectively contribute while working independently with minimal supervision.
EEO Statement
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Apollo Group, Inc. and its subsidiary companies ('Apollo') are committed to being Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers. We embrace and celebrate the unique qualities of our employees including race, color, gender, age, religion, disability or perceived disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. The protected groups set forth in this policy are broader than what is covered by our Affirmative Action Plan.
It is the objective of Apollo to provide equal opportunity for employment. Through the recruitment and retention of a competitive diverse workforce, we can leverage our diversity and better understand our customers' needs as well as enhance the communities we serve. At Apollo, we believe diversity strengthens our competitive advantage.
Apollo makes decisions relative to employment, training, compensation, and promotion on the basis of job-related qualifications. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, religion, disability or perceived disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.
Apollo is committed to the principles of tolerance and respect, fair treatment, equal access and consideration, and recognition for contributions. All management personnel are accountable and share in the responsibility for adherence to the policy. Apollo is guided by the principle of equal opportunity and respect for others. Apollo's philosophy is based on the recognition of and value for the unique attribute brought to Apollo by each person. By keeping with these principles Apollo will successfully meet its corporate goals.

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Apollo Group, Inc. (Apollo Group)is a private education provider. The Company offers educational programs and services at the high school,...