Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
Alfred University, in partnership with the national search firm of Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director of Marketing and Communication. The Executive Director reports directly to the President of the University and serves as the primary professional responsible for marketing and branding strategies and will serve as the chief public relations officer for the University.
The Executive Director provides leadership and oversight for the Department of Marketing and Communication. He/she will be responsible for the development and management of strategic communication, marketing and publicity efforts, including media expenditures, presentations, marketing materials, digital media, and all University media relations. The successful candidate will be dynamic, creative, inspiring, a self-starter, and an encouraging representative to all those who serve in any capacity at the University.
The Executive Director reports directly to the President and orchestrates a critical leadership role in support of the University’s new brand, initiatives to support enrollment and institutional advancement goals, while fostering increased awareness and communication among internal and external Alfred University constituents.
The University and the Alfred Community: Alfred University was founded in 1836 by liberal, independent thinkers who placed high value on education for all citizens. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, it is also the second oldest coeducational college in the United States. With a total enrollment of nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Alfred’s eclectic academic offerings are remarkable ranging from the liberal arts and sciences, art and design, engineering, business, education, counseling and school psychology.
Part of the appeal and charm of the Alfred environment is its setting on New York’s gorgeous Southern Tier. Similar to the settings of the great early American colleges of the northeast, Alfred’s small town location is an ideal “immersion environment”, where the development of the whole person – intellectual, social, ethical, physical, spiritual - is celebrated and well embedded in our history. Our enthusiastic and supportive alumni are our best example of a campus well built for the development of rich, lasting and beneficial relationships.
Qualifications: The preferred Executive Director candidate should have at least 7 years of relevant experience in communication and marketing within higher education, nonprofit, or a business environment. The candidate should also have demonstrated successful experience in leading and collaborating with a creative, self-motivated team, including but not limited to writers (news, publications, and online), web designers, graphic artists, photographers, and videographers.
A Master’s degree is preferred, Bachelor’s degree required in communication, journalism, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
Competitive Salary and Benefits: A very competitive salary will be available commensurate with experience and qualifications including an excellent benefits package with liberal vacation and tuition remission available to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
Application and Nomination Process: Alfred University has retained the search firm of Scott Healy & Associates to oversee and manage the search process. All applications and nominations must be sent to:
Scott Healy & Associates
Attn: Dr. Scott F. Healy, President
Applicants must apply electronically via a word document. A complete application must include the following:
- Cover letter outlining experience and success in the areas listed above,
- Current and up-to-date resume, and
- List of five professional references with his/her title, direct phone number, and e-mail address as well as your affiliation with each.
Complete confidentiality will be maintained throughout the entire search process. Applications received by December 14, 2018, will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled. A spring start date is anticipated for this position.
Alfred University, Alfred, NY, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.