Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Mar 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Susquehanna University is seeking an innovative and strategic leader to advance its brand and develop an ambitious program of internal and external communication that demonstrates the value Susquehanna adds to the lives of its students, alumni and the world. The Vice President for Marketing and Communications is a member of the senior leadership team, reporting directly to the President.

Susquehanna University is nationally known as a comprehensive, selective, independent residential university enrolling 2,250 students. Offering a strong, pragmatic liberal arts curriculum enhanced by equally robust professional programs, the University enrolls students in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Sigmund Weis School of Business. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science. Susquehanna offers more than 95 majors and minors, plus pre-professional programs and an interdis­ciplinary honors program. All students have the opportunity for a global experience as part of their undergraduate education.

The Vice President for Marketing and Communications will be a key partner in achieving the strategic priorities of the University, including supporting student recruitment and enrollment goals, the fundraising campaign, alumni engagement goals, and advancing the academic reputation of the University and its distinctive academic programs and departments. This person must have a strong market­ing background and sensibility, able to create a disciplined program for identifying and promoting programs and opportunities that will drive prestige, brand distinction, enrollment demand, and alumni and donor engagement and investment. The successful candidate will have a strong ability to function effectively in a dynamic work environment.

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by April 30, 2018. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at and the names and contact information of five references. These materials should be sent electronically to the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search, Mercedes Vance and Kim Brettschneider, at [email protected]

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