Director, Communications

Tucson, AZ
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Law Administration

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The James E. Rogers College of Law is seeking to fill the position of Director of Communications. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for External Communications and Marketing, the Director of Communications will formulate the College's messages for use in communicating strategically both externally and internally. The Director of Communications will work with College leadership, faculty, and staff to assure compelling, consistent, and appropriate articulation of the College's mission, programs, activities, and innovations.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops a communications strategy that maximizes owned and earned media and platforms (e.g., College website, email messages, social media, press releases, promotional items, etc.) to promote and advance College programs, innovations, and faculty scholarship. Manage and respond to faculty and program promotional requests and needs. Meet monthly with the Associate Dean for Research and the Director of Empirical and Policy Research regarding faculty spotlights. Work with colleagues in the Marketing Department to build and engage audiences for social media accounts. Oversee the production and posting of regular website and social media content.
  • Assists the Assistant Dean for External Communications and Marketing in managing outbound digital communications, and the development, production, and dissemination of communications collateral to internal and external constituents.
  • Drafts specific and/or strategic communications to stakeholders (e.g., students, employers, faculty and staff, community members) including items responsive to societal events, College special events, or incident responses.
  • Represents the Department on university committees and at conferences as needed and assigned.
  • Collaborate with internal technology experts to support current communications infrastructure and examine new proposals for enhancements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications:



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


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Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Communication and Marketing

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:


Job Function:

Communications & Marketing

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Tracy Mueller
Assistant Dean, External Communications and Marketing
Phone: 520-621-1563
Email: [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume, Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

In addition to resume and cover letter, please provide 3 writing samples that demonstrate the skills required for this position.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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