Job description

Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36548
Hiring Department

School of Law

Job Description

The School of Law seeks an experienced communications professional to direct promotional efforts in traditional and social media that advance the school's strategic priorities.

The director of communications & marketing oversees the content and production of multiple complex and detailed projects, including the law school website. The director advises on communications strategies and best practices and oversees the college's communications efforts supporting alumni relations and advancement; student recruitment and engagement; and school-wide events. A crucial component of this position is to publicize the accomplishments of faculty, staff, students, and programs at the law school and engage with multiple constituencies at local, state, national, and international levels. The director will supervise a team of student interns/freelance professionals and work together strategically as a member of the law school's administrative team reporting directly to the dean.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to manage communications and marketing projects, large and small, working collaboratively with faculty and staff in the law school, as well as freelance professionals. The ideal candidate should be a creative problem-solver with excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate clearly, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with attention to deadlines.


Salary Range: $53,600 - $75,000

GGS Grade: 11

University Title: Senior Strategic Communications Consultant

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience in project management, content management for the website and social media, writing and editing using AP Style, as well as video production management and media relations.

Application Materials

In addition to the online application, please include a resume, cover letter, and at least three references. Writing samples may be requested.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Job No:
Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time