Emory University School of Law seeks an inaugural chief marketing and communications officer. Reporting directly to the Dean and supervising other professionals housed in the School of Law building, he or she will be charged with devising an integrated, institution-wide strategy to enhance the visibility of the School’s academic programs and to establish protocols to refine and promote a coherent brand identity for Emory Law through consistent, effective communications to internal and external audiences.
The Associate Dean will oversee the execution of a tailored marketing mix for all academic programs, establish and maintain all web and print media plans, develop and implement the School’s social media strategy, create print materials in collaboration with the various academic program leaders; lead the School’s website redesign and intranet project; develop metrics to assess the effectiveness of the School’s marketing efforts; supervise staff and manage the School’s marketing and communications budget; and serve as project leader on all outsourced marketing efforts. He or she will manage the School’s crisis communications, both internally and externally, and will serve as chief spokesperson for Emory Law.
Minimum credentials: a bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of relevant professional experience, including seven years of management experience in journalism, marketing, communications or public relations. Experience working directly with a complex organization’s senior executives is also essential.
The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, communication, interpersonal and client-service skills. He or she will be a creative, strategic thinker with excellent planning and analytical abilities. He or she must have experience with crisis communications and must have served as institutional spokesperson in a wide variety of situations. This individual must be capable of effectively prioritizing and managing multiple tasks and projects concurrently. Experience working in a higher-education setting is strongly preferred, but not required.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae or resume and contact information for five professional references (who will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior permission). Expressions of interest, nominations and inquiries should be sent electronically, with application materials as PDF attachments, to Emory’s search consultant, Chuck O’Boyle of C. V. O’Boyle, LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org . Telephone inquiries are also welcome and may be made to Mr. O’Boyle directly at 401-919-5767. Evaluation of candidates has already begun and will continue until the appointment.
Emory University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.