Assistant Vice Chancellor of Communications & Marketing

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jan 24, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Communications & Marketing - Requisition # 180000000O 


The Assistant Vice Chancellor of Communications & Marketing will establish the University’s communications priorities and marketing objectives, working with and under the direction of the Vice Chancellor of Communications and Marketing. This individual must have an understanding of his/her role with the UTC Executive Leadership Team, Advancement, Admissions, and UTC’s colleges and their departments. This individual should have a skill set that can fulfill roles that include news writing and reporting, copywriting for advertising and other collateral, spokesperson representation for UTC, print buying expertise, script writing for videos, an ability to interview and write feature stories for the university website and magazine, photo assigning, and video production oversight. This individual should have a total understanding of new media, especially today’s social media platforms.  Responsibilities include:

  • The Assistant Vice Chancellor Communications and Marketing must be prepared to be responsible for news writing and reporting, copywriting, spokesperson responsibilities, print or advertising purchases, photo assignments, video script writing, and social media assistance.
  • Serve as University spokesperson under the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing.
  • Assume duties assigned, sometimes on short notice, by the Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing, included but not limited to search committee and various campus committee meeting assignments.
  • Responsibility in project planning for editorial content, news assignments, event coverage, and more.
  • Assist with the critical level of responsibility related to the current and long-term operation of UTC and the current and long-term operation of the Communications and Marketing staff.
  • Be responsible for direct report personnel as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Communications and Marketing, including the editorial staff, photography personnel and student aides.
  • Serve as the No. 2 person in the division of Communications and Marketing.


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in all media. It is preferred that the candidate is able to demonstrate a background in the related fields of journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising, social media, and print buying, along with a working knowledge of video and photo shoots, fundraising, and National Public Radio. A progressive, successful position in higher education also is preferred. The Assistant Vice Chancellor of Communications and Marketing must have the ability to work effectively with internal clients and end-users and translate ideas into viable solutions for Communications and Marketing and, when called for, other departments on campus. This employee must have truly outstanding written and interpersonal skills and be excellent at time-management, planning, and project management. He/she must also possess a willingness to work as a member of a team; the ability to function collegiately within a team concept at all times, and the ability to draw conclusions and define problems. The daily operation of the entire Communications and Marketing operation often will fall upon the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing for assistance in areas that can change on a daily basis, requiring flexibility and patience. Weekend, evening, and overnight travel is occasionally required. Must have a valid driver’s license. All applicants must provide an updated resume and cover letter at the time of the application submission to receive full consideration.

Applications must be submitted electronically to:


The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.