Executive Director of External Relations

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Position Number004950Vacancy Open toAll CandidatesWorking TitleExecutive Director of External RelationsPosition DesignationEHRA Non-FacultyEmployment TypePermanent - Full-timeMonths per Year12Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8-5

Hours per week40FLSA StatusExemptDivisionAcademic AffairsDepartmentCollege of Business (Col)Work LocationSalary Range$90,000 - $103,500Primary Purpose of Department

Accredited by AACSB International, the Belk College of Business (BCOB) at UNC Charlotte offers outstanding business education programs in a variety of disciplines. The College has more than 4,800 students, more than 100 full-time faculty members and more than 32,000 alumni. The External Relations team plans and manages the internal and external communications for the college. The goal of external relations is to build the brand of the College, programs and signature areas, to market programs to prospective students, and to engage alumni and friends in ways that they stay active and committed, including fundraising.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Executive Director of External Relations will lead the implementation of outcomes-focused College communications and marketing strategy, collaborating with College partners to determine program objectives, devise key messages, identify optimal message platforms and channels, and set communications frame work and guidance. The Director develops, oversees and monitors the External Relations plan and annual work plan. The Director empowers and leads the External Relations team, including alumni relations, marketing and communications professionals. The Director is responsible for the college’s communications, publications, online presence, media relations, major events, partnerships and sponsorships. The Director will maintain a collaborative relationship with University Advancement and will build relationships across the College, campus and region for the College’s benefit.

Summary of Position Responsibilities

The Director is responsible for media relations, production of College publications, advancement/development communications, and management of the College’s online presence. The Director will maintain a collaborative relationship with University Advancement and work closely with Executive Education.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor Degree and 5 or more years of experience in a related field are required. Master’s degree preferred.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

10+ years of related experience; prior experience in higher education preferred.

Necessary Certifications/LicensesPreferred Certifications/Licenses

Accreditation in Public Relations

Special Notes to Applicants

If you would like a work sample or any relevant documentation reviewed with your application please attach them to the “Other Documents” in the Applicant Documents section.
The finalist will be subject to a criminal background check.

Posting Open Date08/02/2019Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesProposed Hire DateIf time-limited please indicate appointment end dateContact InformationPosting Specific Questions

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Posted: 9/11/2019
Application Due: 9/19/2019
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