Director of Integrated Communications

Location
Columbia, SC
Posted
Sep 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00337PO17 Classification Title Director Internal Title Director of Integrated Communications Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Administration and Finance Department Office of Communications and Public Affairs Band Unclassified Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications. Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Other Professional

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.



Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Director of Integrated Communications leads a dynamic team of creative professionals to tell the University brand story and enhance our reputation by engaging audiences across multiple platforms, digital and print, across owned, earned and paid media channels. The successful candidate will serve as a key member of the Communications & Public Affairs leadership team, working with the Chief Communications Officer and Director of Brand Strategy to inform the brand strategy, content strategy and visual identity, then execute those strategies through the management of multiple interdisciplinary Brand Teams consisting of marketing, public relations, new media and design professionals as well as academic unit communications managers. Additionally, the Director builds and enhances the University brand image through oversight of advertising, marketing communications and the development of integrated communications plans for academic units as well as coordination of the Campus Communicators Network. The Director of Integrated Communications has a passion for creative, engaging storytelling, particularly through digital platforms including web and social media; an enthusiasm for enhancing a national brand; a desire to advance the cause of public higher education; a creative curiosity; and, a commitment to life-long learning and professional development.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor's degree and eight years of progressive experience working in integrated communications, marketing communications, digital media production, public relations or a related communications field with three years of management experience.

Preferred Qualifications

10 years of progressive experience working in integrated communications, marketing communications, digital media production, public relations or a related communications field with five years of management experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Experience with the development and execution of communications strategies, creative briefs, communications plans and metrics/analytics dashboards. Demonstrated experience in employee leadership and motivation, including goal setting and performance reviews. Proven ability to meet deadlines and the ability to work in a rapid-response, team environment.



Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 09/21/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19514 EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.



Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a bachelor's degree and eight years of progressive experience working in integrated communications, marketing communications, digital media production, public relations or a related communications field with three years of management experience?
    • Yes
    • No


Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents

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