Director of Public Relations and Campus Communications

Job description

Kenyon College, a national liberal arts college an hour northeast of Columbus, Ohio, seeks a talented writer and discerning thinker to join an ambitious and fast-paced communications team. 

The Director of Public Relations and Campus Communications (PRCC) garners meaningful attention for the many ways in which Kenyon and its community distinguish themselves, and puts what is happening at Kenyon in a broader context. In addition to shaping and pitching stories of interest to the media, the PRCC assists college leaders and other spokespeople in honing their messages to inspire diverse audiences within and beyond the Kenyon community.

The PRCC works with, and supervises, the Writer/News Director to find and tell the stories of Kenyon today, as well as to respond to issues of public or campus concern. The PRCC serves as the lead strategist for communicating with and engaging internal, local and public audiences. In this way, the PRCC sits at the intersection of internal and external communications, and understands the dynamic interplay between the campus experience and broader public perception. 

Kenyon College has long benefited from strong personal connections and organic channels of communication. As the College emerges from a year of hybrid learning and remote work, the PRCC has a unique opportunity to look freshly at communications within the campus community, creating improved tools for sharing information and fostering a sense of belonging among all members of the Kenyon community.

The PRCC reports to the Vice President of Communications and works in close collaboration with a team of experienced strategists and award-winning creatives, who manage and produce communications across media and channels to engage the people who make Kenyon Kenyon — prospective and current students, faculty and staff, alumni, families and donors. 

Qualifications

A gifted writer, capable of cultivating an authentic voice on behalf of an organization. A careful listener. An agile strategist. The flexibility to balance multiple demands while never compromising integrity. A nuanced understanding of how narratives inform culture, in person and online. A minimum of 8 years experience in strategic communications, public relations, speechwriting or journalism, ideally in a nonprofit setting. Bachelor’s degree in communications or other related field.

Applicants should submit up to three writing samples accompanied by a letter of interest and resume. 

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

 

 

 

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Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 8/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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