Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Springfield, Massachusetts
Apr 26, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Want to transform lives through the power of higher education? Start with yours. Western New England University (WNE) is seeking an agile, strategic communicator and leader to tell our story to the world.

If you are a proven brand strategist with a vision to take WNE to the next level, our rising University, set in the heart of New England, is the ideal place to channel your passion for creativity with purpose. We are seeking an experienced professional to provide thought leadership on ways in which WNE can continue to drive innovation in all that we do.

The Assistant Vice President will serve as the institution’s Chief Communications and Marketing Officer and will manage all employees in the University’s Marketing and External Affairs Department. This includes oversight of communications with internal and external stakeholders to advance the University’s mission, market position, and brand image by defining and executing annual strategic goals. The Assistant Vice President will coordinate all areas of the University’s marketing and communications efforts, including advertising, the web, social media, videos, visual identity, news, community relations, events, and will support these efforts by developing and maintaining a future-focused, multi-channel external/internal communications plan.

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing, assisting in the attainment of annual recruitment, retention, and student success goals is an important component of this position. As such, the successful candidate will be interested in assessing the lifecycle of how stakeholders interact with the University and in assessing and improving all aspects of the guest experience.

WNE is seeking a person who will be open-minded, compassionate and honest in all matters of the position. The Assistant Vice President will have a commitment to supporting the fair and equitable treatment of all employees and will assist in the development of strategies that promote the University as an equitable and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Candidates with or without higher education experience are encouraged to apply. The position requires a minimum of 5-8 years of executive experience in a leadership role in marketing and communications. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Experience with project management, CMS, CRM and other related technology is a plus.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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