Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications

Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications
Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg University, in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications (AA#09-7-055). Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Associate Vice President (AVP) is responsible for all university marketing and communication strategies and programs.

Bloomsburg University, established in 1839, is a comprehensive public institution within the fourteen-member Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate programs. The University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, listed in US News & World Report Best Colleges as a Best Regional University, and a NCAA Division II member. BU recently completed the highly successful, It's Personal capital campaign surpassing its $50M goal by more than 20%. The university is comprised of 54 buildings on 366 acres and employs 555 faculty in the sciences, education, liberal arts, and business.

The AVP for Marketing & Communications is the chief spokesperson responsible for communicating the Bloomsburg University story and vision to both internal and external audiences to advance the university mission, while enhancing a climate of public and private support. Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Associate Vice President (AVP) is responsible for all university marketing and communication strategies and programs. The AVP also provides recommendations on policy and action in the management of issues and crises affecting the university. The AVP will serve as a member of the division's senior leadership team and the President's Cabinet.

Position requirements include a Master's degree in marketing and/or communications, or related field and a minimum of 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in areas of marketing, communications, and strategic planning. Qualified individuals must have exceptional leadership, budgetary, and organizational competencies as well as experiences designing and producing publications (including magazines), interactive web, and digital media. Please review the position profile here:

Applications are due by October 6, 2017. While this position will remain open until filled, please apply by that date. For full consideration, candidates should e-mail their application materials to or apply online at
Applications will consist of the following: 1) a letter of interest that addresses the position responsibilities and qualifications; 2) a current curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information of three professional references. All documents should be combined into one document (when possible) and be in PDF or Word format. Finalists for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and criminal background.

RH Perry & Associates is assisting Bloomsburg University with this search. For further information, please contact:

Mr. Thomas K. DaRin, Senior Consultant, (585) 451-9385 or

Mr. Paul Doeg, President & Chief Operating Officer, (406) 220-2129 or

RH Perry & Associates is committed to the highest standards of professionalism in all dealings with candidates, sources, and references. We fully respect the need for confidentiality and assure interested parties that their background and interests will not be discussed without consent of the applicant prior to her or his becoming a candidate.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EEO Employer.

Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact: Title IX Coordinator, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Warren Student Services Center, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; Telephone (570) 389-4529; Email:

Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Telephone: (215) 656-6010; FAX: (215) 656-6020.