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Communications Director

Job description

This position will serve as the primary marketing and communication manager for Student and Academic Life (SAL) in coordination with the Office of Strategic Communication in Academic Excellence. This position will manage direct marketing, digital marketing, communication content, including internal and external publication projects for units within SAL, providing support for the units of Student and Academic Support, Dean of Students, Residence Life, Student Organizations & Activities, Health & Wellness, and executive communication on behalf of the Associate Provost for SAL. Will work as the primary liaison with Public Relations and Marketing, Enrollment Management, International Center, CELT, and Housing and Dining offices. This position will ensure projects, initiatives, marketing and communication activities are delivered and on schedule.

Job Title
Communications Director

Requisition Number

Working Title
Marketing & Communication Project Manager - SAL

Department Name
8Z400: Student and Academic Life Administration

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for periods of time; lifting, pushing, or pulling objects up to 50 lbs.


Monday - Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm; occasional evening/week-end hours based on departmental needs.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Digital marketing, SEO and advertising experience preferable;
Experience with CRM systems, Salesforce a plus, but not required;
Experience with Drupal Content Management System (CMS);
Experience in higher education a plus;
1-3 years in a marketing/communication or project management role;
Excellent project management skills;
Multitasking and organizational talent;
Attention to detail;
Ability to operate under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
An appreciation of visual design principles for effective communication.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How can marketing and strategic communication impact and contribute toward student success and engagement at the University of Kentucky?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How have you managed communication and marketing projects in your current or previous position? Please describe your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter





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Job No:
Posted: 3/29/2018
Application Due: 4/18/2018
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