Temple University seeks a highly skilled professional for the position of Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Communications.
A comprehensive public urban research university located in Philadelphia, Temple is among the largest universities in the U.S. and one of the nation’s leading centers of professional education. With nearly 40,000 students, the university has experienced student enrollment growth of 31 percent over the last decade. Temple University has nine campus locations and offers more than 330 academic programs to its students.
Dr. Neil D. Theobald was recently named the 10th President of Temple University, and this critical role will report directly to him and serve as a member of his Cabinet. The Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Communications will be responsible for setting the overall strategic and creative direction of the university’s branding, marketing, and communications efforts. Consistent with the university’s mission and strategic priorities, the Vice President will initiate, develop and maintain strategies that enhance the university’s competitiveness by strengthening its brand, reputation, and visibility while overseeing the development of marketing and communications campaigns that advance the university’s goals and objectives.
The Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Communications will directly supervise a staff of more than 30 individuals across a range of units. Specific areas of responsibility include Temple’s brand and marketing strategy, integrated strategic communications, marketing research, public and media relations, crisis communications preparedness and response, publications, and internal communications. The Vice President should be prepared to act as the university’s spokesperson.
A qualified candidate should have ten or more years of directly related and progressively responsible marketing and communications leadership experience in higher education. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred.
Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Temple University will be assisted by Ellen Brown Landers, Nat Sutton and Tracie Smith of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Nominations and applications should be directed to:
Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.
303 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 
Temple University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.