Assistant Director Research Communications & Project Management

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Assistant Director Research Communications & Project Management


UNT-VP Research & Innovation-190000

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Salary Information:

Salary to commensurate with experience

Department Summary:

The mission of the Division of Research & Innovation is to expand and promote sponsored research at UNT by supporting faculty and student researchers in attaining world-class status in their discipline, expanding the knowledge of their field, and attracting resources to support innovation and discovery across the arts, humanities, and STEM disciplines.

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for planning, development, and implementation of project and event management, marketing, and communications for the Division of Research & Innovation. Coordinates with senior leadership staff, acting as team lead, to execute the project management, marketing, and communication the goals of the division.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in related field and three years of experience in communications, marketing, advertising, or public relations; or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Thorough understanding of market segmentation, principles of marketing, integrated marketing communications principles and branding.
• Ability to think creatively and identify new integrated marketing opportunities.
• Ability to understand and effectively translate market research and other data.
• Extensive knowledge of Associated Press style.
• Ability to visually inspect products in multiple formats and assess and improve.
• Ability to coordinate and supervise the work of others.
• Proficiency in MS Office and requisite publishing, graphic design, and media tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Experience in event planning and project management.
*Knowledge of HTML, HTML editing tools, JavaScript, Visual Basic, Websphere, graphic design software or other web authoring languages.
*Understanding of technical requirements in web development, Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) and Marketing Automation Platforms as well as marketing and advertising communication.
*Experience with creating and managing social media content.

Work Schedule:

M-F, 8am – 5pm

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Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Asst Dir, Departmental Mktg

Physical Requirements:

Lifting up to 10 pounds, Sitting, Writing, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate


Plans, develops, and executes all communication for the division through a variety of media sources to promote accomplishments, services offered, events, trainings, and programs. Also responsible for management and maintenance of website and social media content for the division.


Acts as team lead in coordinating, planning, and managing events for the division to ensure successful outcomes.


Develops comprehensive marketing materials for all division programs, events, and projects.


Develops and maintains effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to accomplish the goals of the division.


Effectively manages program budget and develops assessment of program activities, reporting outcomes to contribute to strategic planning.


Conduct market research to identify potential sponsorship opportunities for enhancing division programs.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 5/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time