Creative Coordinator

Orlando, Florida
Aug 31, 2023
Oct 30, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

The Opportunity:

The Creative Coordinator position supports the communication needs of the UCF Office of Research by providing photography, videography, graphic design, writing and social media skills for press releases, social media, and marketing materials, such as newsletters, emails, brochures, flyers, and annual reports, as well as tracks the office's media coverage through a public relations management platform.

This is a Contract and Grant (C&G) funded position. Employment is subject to availability of funding and may cease at the time funding for this employment is depleted.


  • Takes photos and videos of visually interesting research for sharing in news releases, social media, and other channels, including as b-roll for news agencies. Photographs spot news and events.

  • Designs, produces, and releases marketing materials, including flyers, brochures, annual reports, email newsletters, social media posts, and other collateral.

  • Tracks the office's media coverage through a public relations management platform.

  • Works with stakeholders from across campus to assist with communications.

  • Writes and edits some content for media alerts/press releases, website announcements, college event listings, targeted social media posts, digital communications, flyers, photos, videos, and other collateral.

  • Identifies visually interesting research storytelling opportunities that align with UCF's strategic goals for research, innovation, and entrepreneurism.

  • Develops relationships with local and national press contacts and campus communicators, helps serves as media escort during on-campus interviews.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, etc.), Canva.

  • Four years of experience as creative content specialist, preferably in a higher education environment.

  • Experience in compiling analytics for content performance.

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

Classification Title: Communcations Specialist II

Hybrid work schedule or remote work within the state of Florida may be considered based upon specific circumstances and candidate qualifications.

If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity here at UCF, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

This is a Contract and Grant (C&G) funded position. Employment is subject to availability of funding and may cease at the time funding for this employment is depleted.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page click here.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.



Office of Research - Operations

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Schedule may vary as required.

Type of Appointment


Expected Salary

$48,722.00 to Negotiable

Job Posting End Date

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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