Communications Director

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Posting Details

Job TitleCommunications DirectorRequisition NumberRE24396Working TitleDepartment Name7N800:COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCESWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level45Salary Range$44,762-73,861/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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4 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Ability to utilize a computer, mouse, keyboard, and telephone for portions of the day. Ability to travel across campus for meetings as needed.


Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with occasional evenings and weekends.

Job Summary

The College of Health Sciences is currently seeking a Communications Director to create, lead, implement and measure the success of comprehensive communications, marketing and public relations program that will continually enhance the image of the College of Health Sciences in the state, region and nation.

This position will also be responsible for implementing our strategic communications plan, producing quality content that supports the college’s mission, producing publications, website content management and social media engagement. They will work closely with college leadership, outside vendors, UK Public Relations and UKHC Public Relations to elevate the branding of the College of Health Sciences.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

InDesign, HTML, Photoshop, Social Media, Writing, Editing.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/ExperienceDeadline to Apply09/21/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Please choose the option that best describes your paid, full-time employment experience with executive level communications, marketing and/or public relations.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 6 years
    • More than 6 years, up to 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  2. * Describe your experience managing multiple projects with competing demands.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience in building effective collaborations with agencies and organizations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your past experience related to professional writing and editing.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 9/9/2020
    Application Due: 12/8/2020
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