Director of Marketing and Communications

Marywood University
Scranton, PA
Jul 25, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Marywood University (, a comprehensive Catholic University founded in 1915 and sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary located in Scranton, Pennsylvania invites applications for a Director of Marketing and Communications.


Reporting to the President, the Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the development and implementation of the University's integrated marketing plan. The Director works closely with Enrollment Management and University Advancement to support enrollment initiatives and the development of a strong donor base, and the overall mission, values, and goals of the University.


A Masters degree in a related field is strongly recommended, along with a minimum of five years of experience in a leadership role in marketing, preferably in higher education. Demonstrated success as a leader and team builder is required. Excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and written and a proven ability as a public presenter are required. Critical thinking, the ability to apply industry-wide best practices to the challenges and opportunities facing higher education, and the ability to develop alternative solutions that reflect sensitivity, depth of understanding of the issues, and principled judgment in a collaborative environment are required.


Marywood University roots itself in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the principle of justice, and the belief that education empowers people. Under the leadership of the President and her Cabinet, Marywood is poised to be the university of choice for talented, diverse, and intelligent men and women who are committed to making a positive impact on society at regional and global levels.


The new Director of Marketing and Communications will embrace the University's mission and core values and help guide the University forward into its second century.


Marywood's main campus is located in an attractive residential area of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Scranton-Wilkes Barre metropolitan area, located within minutes of the Pocono Mountains, offers a wide range of attractions, eateries, festivals, cultural events, shopping, and entertainment throughout the year. The area hosts minor league hockey and baseball teams, and the international airport in Avoca is minutes from the Marywood campus. Marywood is within driving distance of major cities of the Northeast, from a 2 ½ hour drive to New York City or Philadelphia, to a 4 to 6 hour drive to Washington D.C. or Boston.


Marywood University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Application materials should be submitted electronically to Cheryl Hyatt at Please specify the position in the subject line. Applications include a letter of interest, a current résumé, and contact information for five professional references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted prior to August 21, 2017 to receive full consideration. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.


For more information contact:

Cheryl Hyatt - 724-242-0476


Marywood University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.