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Director of Communications and Marketing for Student Affairs

Kean University
Union, New Jersey
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Job Details

Job location: Union, New Jersey

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-11-08
Req: R398

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.
  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields – you will need to verify that the data is accurate.
  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Director of Communications and Marketing for Student Affairs

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Communications and Marketing for Student Affairs (Director IV) is responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of division-wide, strategic marketing and communications plans that support the university mission and student success initiatives. The Director will manage all communications with prospective and current students that originate from the division, and will coordinate with other university divisions (Enrollment Services, University Relations, Academic Affairs) to help strengthen student recruitment, retention, and persistence efforts. The Director ensures brand consistency across all areas of the division, including print, video and digital marketing assets; directs the development and maintenance of department websites; and coordinates photo and video shoots with University Relations when needed for marketing purposes. The Director manages the full production and staffing for the division’s student publications, including, but not limited to: The Cougar’s Byte student newsletter, Memorabilia student yearbook and the student handbook; and does related work as required. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

This is not a remote position and requires physical presence on campus as determined by the Supervisor. It requires working on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and interacting directly with students following all procedures and protocols set forth in the University’s Restart Plan and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence. The employee must have the ability to wear a face covering for the duration of the workday during the COVID pandemic or as determined by university protocol.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and at least two years of full-time, progressively responsible experience working in advertising, communication, marketing, or public relations is required. Master’s degree in Advertising, Communication, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or a related field and five years of specific experience in developing, designing, and executing communications and marketing campaigns, with an emphasis on ensuring branding principles and guidelines are maintained is preferred. Proficiency in the following is preferred: Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook; social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook); experience using Salesforce (Email Cloud); Ellucian (Colleague, CRM Recruit and CRM Advise); Campus Labs (Engage and Baseline); Apple Final Cut Studio; and Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and Dreamweaver). Knowledge of basic HTML is strongly preferred.

Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Please note: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide a writing sample and portfolio of previous work. Information on what is required will be communicated in further detail at that time.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Additional Information

As a condition of employment, external candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, or reasons related to a current pregnancy, you may submit a waiver request. If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to wear a mask while indoors on campus and you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule.

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures.

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer


With a rich history in higher education that spans more than 150 years, Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering more than 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, with over 85 options for graduate study including doctoral programs in psychology and education leadership.


The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.

Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning, and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty, and a student-centered learning environment and campus community.

With so much to offer, students who graduate Kean University leave well-prepared for success in careers…and life, in general. We wouldn’t have it any other way.



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