Director, University Communications

Location
College Park, Maryland
Posted
Mar 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Director of Communications reports to the Chief Communications Officer (CCO) and will play a key role in the planning and implementation of strategic communications to enhance the university’s reputation locally, nationally and internationally. The Director will work closely with the CCO on PR planning, messaging, managing the communications office, providing counsel to university-wide communications staff and assessing measurable impact of the office’s initiatives. The Director will also assist with crisis communications and issues management, as needed, and represent the university and communications organization at a number of internal and external meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related field.

Experience:
7-10 years progressive experience in Public Relations, Public Affairs, Communications, or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Ability to think critically and strategically.
•High-energy and self-motivated. 
•Expert working knowledge of communications best practices.
•Excellent oral, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
•Exemplary writing, editing, and copy editing skills. Must be proficient in AP style.
•Proven track record of media and social media success.
•Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment.
•Keen judgment and problem-solving skills.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google applications.