Vice President for Marketing & Communications

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Feb 19, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Community College of Philadelphia

Vice President for Marketing & Communications

The Community College of Philadelphia, a public, open-admission institution that provides academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals, is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Marketing & Communications.


As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the Community College of Philadelphia College (the College) has served more than 685,000 of the city's residents since 1965.

Its programs of study in liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens and active participants in the cultural life of the city, and it enables students to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.

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The Vice President for Marketing & Communications (the Vice President) develops and leads implementation of the College's institution-wide marketing and communications for internal and external constituencies. As part of that role, the Vice President will provide leadership and oversight for government relations strategies.

The Vice President will create a multi-year plan for the College, shaping and managing activities that promote the College mission and enhancing the College’s visibility and brand reputation. Serving as a member of the College’s senior leadership, the Vice President creates and integrates a broad range of public relations and marketing activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred.
  • At least five years of progressive leadership experience with demonstrated expertise creating, implementing, and evaluating a multi-year, enterprise-wide marketing and communications plan using qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Extensive knowledge and innovative use of social media.
  • Experience in building, mentoring and coaching a team of marketing and communications specialists to increase the effectiveness of a development program and staff through established objectives and performance standards
  • An understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the College staff and students is Experience working in an institution of higher education or nonprofit environment of similar complexity is strongly preferred.

The Community College of Philadelphia has retained Diversified Search to assist in this search process. All nominations, applications and inquiries should be directed electronically to [email protected]

In keeping with our commitment as an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Community College of Philadelphia encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and protected veterans to apply.

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