University Communications Marketing Director

Job description

Working Title: University Communications Marketing Director

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: University Communications

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-07-2018

Posting Summary:
University of Virginia's University Communications department seeks a Marketing Director to join an award-winning team. The Marketing Director leads a team of marketing front-line account executives, creates and oversees plans, and provides day-to-day management of marketing programs and initiatives in support of the University's strategic priorities and to further strengthen the University's reputation and brand regionally and nationally.

The ideal candidate will:
Manage, develop and support a team of dedicated account executives. Oversee University brand development and adoption programs, including, our user community, content and asset development, pageantry and licensing. Maintain and grow key partnerships with constituent areas across the University community including the University President's office, Admission, Operations, Finance, Athletics, Advancement, and collaborate with communications liaisons in the University's Schools. Lead the management of projects from original business need to successful and on-time delivery. Marshal and organize internal teams, vendors and partners and resources to achieve top quality, strategically effective work. Develop and implement marketing programs that advance the reach, perception and efficacy of the University of Virginia, including market approach, advertisement placement, tracking, reporting and liaising with key publications and media outlets. Support the development of marketing and reputational content in print and digital platforms.

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or related field with at least 5 to 7 years of relevant supervisory experience. Preference given to applicants with a Master's degree in a related field. Must also have proven ability to accurately and clearly assess and communicate organizational priorities and opportunities, manage confidential and sensitive matters, and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with both peers in the department and constituents outside the department. Working knowledge of higher education landscape, with direct experience preferable. Experience working in, or managing the work of, creative or branding agencies a plus. Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills, public presentation skills; strong organizational, project management, and multitasking skills; and demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number__. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For questions about this position or the application process please contact Chris Cunningham at [email protected]

The University of Virginia values diversity in all of its complexity and richness. We are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proven ability to accurately and clearly assess and communicate organizational priorities and opportunities.

Excellent writing, editing, communication skills and public presentation skills.

Ability to work with diverse stakeholders, successfully moving projects forward to meet required deadlines.

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Posted: 7/7/2018
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