Associate Director, Strategic Communication

Oxford, Mississippi
Mar 22, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Mississippi seeks a dynamic and creative Associate Director of Strategic Communications within the office of University Communications. The associate director is responsible for helping guide the writing and editing team within the division of strategic communications, providing editorial leadership and direction for staff, helping develop ideas that promote major initiatives and institutional priorities, assisting with media outreach, and developing and monitoring metrics for the office.

Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of supervising and motivating a team of writing professionals; demonstrated skills and understanding of working with media; prior experience in developing key messages that support a comprehensive marketing strategy; a proven ability to analyze data and make programmatic adjustments as necessary; and the ability to work independently and within a team environment.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and five (5) years experience related to the stated duties.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The search will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

Interested applicants should submit an application for the position of Associate Director of Strategic Communications through The University of Mississippi’s online employment site at and must attach a letter of intent and resumé or curriculum vitae that speaks to the advertised requirements stated herein as well as a recent writing example. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

This position is located on The University of Mississippi’s main campus in the beautiful town of Oxford. Sometimes called the “Cultural Mecca of the South,” Oxford has been the home of William Faulkner, John Grisham, Willie Morris, Barry Hannah and many more outstanding writers ( In recent years, it has become known for its award-winning chefs and restaurateurs. Oxford is often recommended by many publications as a bucket list place to visit.

Over the past several years, The University of Mississippi has been voted by our staff as one of the great colleges to work for in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s survey, and has been widely recognized as one of the most beautiful campuses in America. The University has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, increasing in student enrollment and nurturing and enjoying nationally-recognized academic and athletic programs.