Director of Marketing and Communications

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Posting DetailsPosting Number: 0601147 Position Category: Director Div/Dpt AD Job Title: Director of Marketing and Communications Position Code:Position Type: Staff Department: Institutional Advancement Nature of Work: Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement the Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for leadership of the university's marketing (and strategic communications functions which include but are not limited to branding, messaging, academic program marketing, enrollment marketing, media and public relations.

Director of Marketing and Communications will lead efforts to elevate the university's profile and steward its reputation with global, national, and regional news media; prospective students and their families; and other influencers; additionally, the Director will:

Lead a centralized marketing and communications team in the areas of web communications and management, creative services (graphic design), marketing and brand strategy, social media, media relations and public information, and crisis communications.

Supervise the following staff members: Graphic Designer, Multimedia Designer/Web Content Administrator, Photographer, Marketing/Communications Specialist, and the Social Media Marketing Specialist.

Coordinate and manage internal campus-wide communications, and in collaboration with the President, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and other administrative and academic leaders will guide the development and implementation of strategies and activities that enhance the university's visibility,

Write prompt and impactful news stories, press releases, and other public relations and editorial materials for the University website and as content for social media posting,

Develop and distribute executive level communications, create engaging presentations and publications.

Promote and protect the university's brand and reputation among external and internal constituents,

Develop a strategic plan related to enrollment marketing,

Raise awareness of the university, and promote the reputation of the university, while inspiring all university stakeholders,

Proofread and edit communications to distribute to internal and external constituents,

Effectively oversee all local, statewide, national, and international media relations and outreach functions to promote university initiatives,

Proactively identify communication opportunities and develops supporting programs that positively positions the university and provides positive stakeholder reviews and media coverage,

Oversees all branding, establishing standards for the university brand, and enforcing compliance among all stakeholders,

Directs the marketing and advertising for the university, promoting all aspects of the university to prospective students via mediums such as radio, billboards, social media, television and other forms of communication. Training and Experience: -Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the position or a combination of relevant experiences.

-5 years of management experience in higher education marketing and communications.

-Demonstrated knowledge of brand development and current marketing and communications trends including new media channels.

-Ability to articulate and translate the institutional brand into print and digital formats.

-Ability to work with cross-functional teams to ensure strategic brand alignment across all communications channels.

-Demonstrated ability to train, manage, encourage, and motivate a high-functioning team. Testing Requirements:Illustrative Examples of Work: Works collaboratively with Institutional Advancement staff to support advancement of fundraising initiatives and including the Case Statement for Support, development of a university magazine and other publication(s), marketing events to include Homecoming and Founder's Day.

Development and execution of a communications campaign constantly communicating university accomplishments (including those of faculty, staff, students, and alumni) using various communication channels (e.g. publications, social media, website, videos, brochures and other) to position the university very well for successful friend-raising and fundraising. Posting Date: 10-06-2020 Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.) Open Until Filled FTE: 1.0 Special Instructions to Applicants: The candidate should provide three examples of successful marketing and communications initiatives that they led.

The candidate should provide five writing samples.

Candidates may be required to complete a writing exam. Funding Source: General Operating (State) Number of Openings: 1 If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant: N/A Fringe Benefits: Yes Salary: Salary commensurate with experience Physical DemandsFacts About the Institution: Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, medical and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment.
EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement:
Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education.
The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.
The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 2400 Gillionville Road, Suite K-111, Albany, Georgia 31707, Director of Human Resources at 229-500-2026. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, Billy C. Black Building, (Room 158), 504 College Drive - Albany, GA 31705. Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-500-3442. Disability Statement: DISABILITY STATEMENT:
Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229-500-2026. EEO/AA employer. Optional Applicant Documents:Required Applicant Documents: Resume
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Posted: 10/8/2020
Application Due: 5/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time