Director of Communications - College of Engineering
Type of Position: Professional Staff - Project/Program Administration
Workstudy Position: No
Job Type: Regular
Work Shift: Day Shift (United States of America)
Sponsorship Available: No
Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
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Department: ENGR | College of Engineering Director of Advancement
Department's Website: https://engineering.uark.edu/
Summary of Job Duties:
The Director of Communications will be the strategic communications director of the College of Engineering who works in collaboration with senior administrators and the senior director of development and external affairs on setting the communications and marketing priorities for the college. This position also will build strong collaboration with college leaders and serve as the college's liaison to staff in University Relations to effectively advance the college’s reputation locally, nationally, and internationally.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
- Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, marketing, or related field from an accredited institution of higher education
- At least two years of directly related work experience
Master’s degree in English, journalism, marketing, or related field from an accredited institution of higher education
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Excellent writing skills
- Excellent verbal skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Ability to stay well organized
- Ability to meet multiple deadlines successfully
- Ability to work in a team setting
- Ability to work independently
Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume
Optional Documents: Proof of Veteran Status
Recruitment Contact Information: Kristy Fink, Assistant to the Dean, [email protected]
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
The College of Engineering is dedicated to building and supporting a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, staff, and administration committed to teaching and working in an inclusive environment. The College strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, differently abled individuals, LGBTQIA+, and veterans. To promote equity and excellence, the selection committees will take into account any career interruptions experienced by applicants. As such, applicants are invited to share the related circumstances and explain how these interruptions have impacted their career path.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry
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The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Constant Physical Activity: Talking
Frequent Physical Activity: N/A
Occasional Physical Activity: N/A
Benefits Eligible: Yes