The University of Texas at Austin — Communications Coordinator

Promote the brand, activities, research, and people of Black Studies at UT Austin, which consists of the African and African Diaspora Studies Department (AADS), the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (WCAAAS), the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA), and Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS), through public relations and compelling communication.

Position is expected to continue until Aug 31, 2026.


  • Create dynamic, engaging content for website, print and electronic collateral, and social media. Lead social media campaigns by coordinating messaging across Black Studies’ units and strategizing on how to compose messages across platforms.
  • Work closely with Black Studies’ Associate Director of Donor and External Relations to engage and cultivate internal and external audiences through memos, newsletters, and press releases that effectively demonstrate the branding of the unit. Keep up to date with relevant developments within Black Studies, within the field of study, and within higher education generally.
  • Chair Black Studies’ Communications Committee, charged with planning and implementing communications strategy and efforts across the collective. Work with unit leaders and the Committee to brainstorm content ideas that are in line with Black Studies’ strategic vision and which support various brand initiatives.
  • Contract and collaborate with graphic designers, web designers, and printers to produce graphic designs, webpages, infographics, and marketing collateral consistent with Black Studies’ brand and that of the collective’s individual units. Act as Black Studies’ public relations liaison to build community partnerships with external organizations and relationships within the university.
  • Serve as liaison to College of Liberal Arts (COLA) Public Affairs Office to coordinate announcements and highlight events via college and university channels, and when fulfilling requests from national media outlets.

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