Communications Director

Lexington, KY
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Academic Excellence units are aligned to provide the best support to the colleges while serving prospective students (and their families), enrolled students and the faculty and staff who teach and support them. The Office of Strategic Communication within Academic Excellence has been established to support communication and marketing operations for Academic Excellence units and departments. This position will serve as the primary marketing and communication manager for Enrollment Management within the Office of Strategic Communication in Academic Excellence. This position will manage direct marketing, digital marketing, communication content and publication projects for the offices within Enrollment Management. This includes Undergraduate Admission, Recruitment, Transfer Center, Registration and Student Records, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. This position will also work as the primary liaison with Public Relations and Marketing, as well as Housing, Dining and EdR offices. This position will ensure projects, initiatives, marketing and communication activities are delivered and on schedule. This position will work closely with the AE Strategic Communication (AESC) and Analytics, Assessment & Decision Support (AADS) team to develop, produce, maintain initiatives and projects on behalf of Enrollment Management to strategically meet University goals.

Job Title
Communications Director

Requisition Number

Working Title
Marketing & Communication Project Manager - Enrollment Management

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for periods of time; lifting, pushing, or pulling objects up to 50 lbs.


Monday - Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm; and occasional overtime based on departmental needs.


Excellent project management skills; multitasking and organizational talent;
Attention to detail; ability to operate under pressure and meet tight deadlines; and an appreciation of visual design principles for effective communication.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or public relations or related field and four years of experience in student service and/or customer service; digital marketing, SEO and advertising experience preferable; experience with CRM systems, Salesforce a plus, but not required;
experience with Drupal Content Management System (CMS); experience in higher education and admission operations a plus; 1-3 years in a marketing/communication or project management role; and Driver's license and the ability to drive are preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your experience delivering a marketing, communication strategy either through print, direct marketing, digital, social or web communication. How did you develop the strategy? What data or analytics were leveraged to make a decision and how was this measured following the campaign or strategy?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How do you manage multiple projects and/or deadlines?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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