Senior Director of Advancement Communications

Job description

Position Number 998663

Functional Title Senior Director of Advancement Communications

Position Type Administration - Staff

Position Summary

The Senior Director of Advancement Communications leads University Advancement's communications short and long-term strategies, programs and services. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of University Advancement and serves, by dotted line, as the communications liaison to University Communications. As a member of the University Advancement Senior Leadership team, the Senior Director develops, executes, and supports comprehensive advancement communications plans and projects that increase engagement and achieve advancement objectives with key constituent groups, including alumni, donors, and friends. The Senior Director oversees budgets, personnel, and resources responsible for producing integrated communications media that inspire giving among a vast array of stakeholders in support of the University's fundraising campaigns and philanthropic activities. This new position cultivates and stewards relationships with key stakeholders to inspire a culture of creativity, collaboration, and innovation as part of a broader, synchronized, multi-disciplinary team of communications and advancement professionals.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree.
Minimum 10 years communications experience.
Evidence of successful communications positions of increasing responsibility required.
Significant experience working in communications role(s) that support advancement, development, campaign, and/or alumni activities required.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and independently with internal/external constituencies and with professionals of varied disciplines to accomplish tasks and projects.
Demonstrated experience managing across multiple communications and marketing channels and media; highly developed skills in communications writing and editing.
Evidence of high energy leadership style with a track record for leading both strategic and tactical communications efforts.
Self-starter, able to collaborate across the University Advancement division and campus enterprise, experience creating, developing, and implementing new initiatives.
Must be detail oriented, metrics driven, and results oriented with demonstrated analytical skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree preferred.
Higher education experience preferred.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Org #-Department University Advancement - 33601

Job Open Date 10/05/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3

Supplemental Questions

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  3. * Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship?
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Posted: 10/7/2018
Application Due: 12/6/2018
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