Job no: 501131
Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Dean - Natural Sciences
Categories: Administrative/Office Support
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Director of Communications, Marketing and Web provides leadership for academic, outreach, and fundraising communications, messaging, marketing, recruitment, and national visibility efforts of the College of Natural Sciences (CNS). This position prepares annual budget recommendations for communications and college events. Utilizing a variety of print, digital, web and social media channels, the position is responsible for creating, planning, and executing integrated communications and marketing initiatives that strategically advance student recruitment, research visibility, student and alumni engagement, and fundraising activities.
The Director exercises independent judgment, is responsible for the timely delivery and quality presentation of communications to external and internal audiences, and is a significant contributor to the College’s operational staff.
Examples of duties:
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
- Master’s degree in English, Humanities, Communications, Marketing, Information Technology, or Computer Science, plus 3 years of experience managing a complex communications, marketing, and web department.
- Aptitude for understanding and communicating complex scientific material in ways that are interesting and relevant to a wide range of audiences.
- Experience in higher education.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Typical office environment
About CNS: The college includes 13 departments and 2 schools, serves over 7,000 undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 graduate students, and has a presence in 18 buildings on Campus. In addition, CNS is responsible for five research and education farms and 13 extension offices throughout Massachusetts. The communications office is responsible for creating a cohesive communications strategy across our diverse college and audiences that highlights the world-class research, teaching and outreach happening within CNS.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit a letter of application, resume, contact information for three professional references, and a Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (see below). Apply by July 7, 2019 in order to ensure priority consideration. Search may remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.
As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations. In addition to application materials above, candidates will need to submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. (https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion)
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Advertised: Jun 12 2019 Eastern Daylight Time