Director of Marketing and Communication for Academic Programs for College of Creative Arts

Job description

College of Creative Arts (CCA):   Director of Marketing and Communication to be in charge of overseeing all marketing and communication efforts within the CCA related to both academic programs and to events produced by the academic programs; be responsible for leading a team of faculty, staff, and students who perform marketing and communications functions within various Departments and Programs in order to coordinate efforts in a strategic, efficient, and effective manner. The Director will also work collaboratively with the marketing and communications staff within the Art Museum and Performing Arts Series to ensure synergy between these units and the program and events connected to the CCA’s academic programs. This is an Unclassified, 12 month position. The Director will report directly to the Dean of the College of Creative Arts and is a key member of the Dean’s staff and the CCA Executive Committee. While the Director has no direct reports relative to annual reviews and salary assessments, it is the expectation that the Director will supervise students, faculty, and staff who work on marketing and communications initiatives within the College.  Responsibilities include:  Lead all marketing and communications efforts within the CCA and coordinating these efforts with staff in the Performing Arts Series and Art Museum; work closely with the Dean, Dean’s staff, and members of the Marketing/Communications team (i.e. those who work on these projects within the CCA) to create a strategy and plan for marketing and communications, both of academic programs and of events related to the academic programming; train and supervise students who work as part of the Marketing Communications team in areas such as graphic design, writing, and social media marketing; manage, develop, and maintain of digital communications and print collateral for academic programs and events; oversee the creation of news stories for the CCA’s website and s media; produce and disseminate press releases for events in the CCA; coordinate and curate web content for the CCA in collaboration with the Dean, the Department/Program Chairs, CCA staff, and University Communications staff; work closely with web support personnel to curate content and implement updates to websites within the CCA; coordinate with Departments and Programs across the CCA on management, strategy, and execution of social media marketing. In addition, monitor and manage photography and videography efforts in the CCA; help with the coordination and execution of Arts Day every fall; oversee the production of divisional newsletters and coordinate with Chairs/Directors on Departmental/Unit newsletters; serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the CCA and the CCA liaison to University Communications and Marketing; attend regular meetings with the Dean’s Staff, Executive Committee, and Alumni Advisory Board; represent CCA on university level marketing and communications committees; teacher of record for THE 200, Marketing practicum for Theatre Majors.  Require:  BA, BS, or BFA undergraduate degree in Marketing, Arts Administration, Communication, Graphic Design, or a related field; five years of professional experience in marketing or communications; graphics design skills and working knowledge of applications within the Adobe Creative Suite such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; experience working in a Content Management System; experience working with social media platforms; strong leadership and management skills; excellent verbal/written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and analytical skills.  Desire:  A Master's degree in Marketing, Arts Administration, Graphic Design or a related field; experience in an arts-related organization; experience leading multi-disciplinary teams; commitment to quality, innovation and process improvement, with an emphasis on collaborative teamwork; flexibility as a self-starter who takes initiative and accountability for projects; experience as a project manager; ability to perform duties and make decisions independently with minimal supervision or direction.

Submit cover, resume, writing sample and list of three references to  Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2018 and continues until position is filled.  Direct inquires to Connie Davenport at [email protected]

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Posted: 4/17/2018
Application Due: 6/16/2018
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Salary: Commensurate with experience