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University of Notre Dame

Location: Notre DameIN 46556 Document ID: AD386-000E Posted on: 2019-09-3009/30/2019 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Minimum Education: Bachelors2019-10-30

Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Communications Specialist.
Applications will be accepted until 10/30/2019.
The Communications Specialist will be a key contributor to external/internal engagement, outreach, and branding efforts for the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD ), as well as the McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business, both of which are housed within the University of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs. The Communications Specialist will provide outreach and communications support for a variety of externally funded grants programs funded by federal agencies such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID ) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS ), in addition to foundations and private sector partners.
Responsibilities will include writing content for externally funded grants, populating website and social media, event communications, and management of internal communications processes. This position requires exceptional writing and editing skills, including the ability to write in a variety of different styles (e.g., public relations writing, short- and long-form feature writing). Ideally, written deliverables from the Communications Specialist will require little to no spelling, grammar, syntax, or stylistic edits/corrections from supervisors.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required with 1-2 years of previous experience. Preferred higher education or other nonprofit experience. High degree of independence and initiative required. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally and build capacity among colleagues from culturally diverse backgrounds and in different settings. Exceptional English writing and editing skills required. Strong experience with Associated Press Style, Chicago Style, and APA Style required. Strong experience with Microsoft Office and advanced word processing required. Ability to travel internationally if needed.


Preferred Qualifications:

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at


Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
Please apply online at For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.