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Assistant Director of Marketing Communications Outreach and Assessment

San Diego State University
San Diego
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Jul 26, 2021

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Job no: 501321
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Marketing/Communications

This position is only open to current SDSU employeesPosition SummaryThe Division of Business and Financial Affairs celebrates diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We understand representation is essential to our success, which is why we strive to recruit and retain highly skilled, compassionate leaders. By prioritizing listening and learning, engaging in critical conversations, and thoughtfully considering the needs of our different populations, we are creating a culture of belonging. We aim to offer opportunities for advancement and foster an inclusive environment so all are valued and empowered to thrive. The division is responsible for ensuring a safe and productive campus environment while providing the highest quality service in support of academic excellence through thoughtful stewardship of financial, technological, infrastructure, and human resources at San Diego State University.The Assistant Director of Marketing Communications Outreach and Assessment is a member of the Office of Housing Administration team. In conjunction with the Executive Director, Associate Directors, other managers, staff, and students, this position assists in carrying out the mission, vision, and values, of the Office of Housing Administration and is responsible for supporting and contributing to a positive atmosphere that facilitates respect, inclusivity, collaboration, and growth.Under the general direction of, and reporting to the Executive Director of the Office of Housing Administration (OHA), the Assistant Director of Marketing Communications Outreach and Assessment is responsible for the oversight of all marketing and assessment campaigns for the Office of Housing Administration, Residential Education Office, and Housing Facilities Services. The Assistant Director of Marketing Communications Outreach and Assessment oversees and leads departmental initiatives, outreach, communication components, public relations, branding, and marketing and assessment campaigns including, but not limited to, written, web-based, published, spoken, and advertised communication content. The Assistant Director of Marketing Communications Outreach and Assessment is responsible for the supervision of professional support staff, and budget responsibilities for the unit’s operating and personnel expenses. In addition, the Assistant Director of Marketing Communications Outreach and Assessment oversees special projects and assignments and contributes broadly on a variety of projects related to the success of the Office of Housing Administration initiatives and strategic goals.In support of OHA’s mission the Assistant Director of Marketing Communications Outreach and Assessment will oversee the development of metrics, conduct analyses, and report on progress and value of the marketing and social media efforts; oversee marketing content; oversee content production including photography and videography and manage digital archives of photography/videography.The Assistant Director of Marketing Communications Outreach and Assessment will oversee the development and design of marketing content via OHA’s web and mobile marketing presence. The Assistant Director of Marketing Communications Outreach and Assessment will oversee web marketing and search engine marketing. In addition, the appointee will be responsible for the creation of content to optimize OHA’s website for search engines; and the revision of website content as necessary. The Assistant Director of Marketing Communications Outreach and Assessment will lead redesign efforts on behalf of OHA. The Assistant Director of Marketing Communications Outreach and Assessment will help ensure consistency of messaging and voice across all media channels. The Assistant Director of Marketing Communications Outreach and Assessment will be responsible for helping to develop and bring our brand to life through the varied communication channels and marketing collateral including but not limited to e-newsletters, marketing campaigns, public relations, and external and internal communications. The incumbent will collaborate with and support the efforts of various college content providers to ensure that OHA's communications content is consistent with the mission and strategic initiatives of OHA and the University.For more information regarding Housing Administration, click here.This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.Candidate QualificationsBachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, graphic design, English or a related communication field or equivalentTwo years of experience in web-based marketing and interactive/social media marketingTwo years of experience creating and delivering publicationsTwo years of supervisory or leadership experienceStrong written and verbal communication skills including demonstrated experience in writing and editing skills to oversee and participate in a variety of copywriting activities for print, digital and web-based materialsPreferred Qualifications Advanced degreeProfessional university housing experienceDemonstrated experience in and knowledge of marketing to the college-aged demographic, freshmen through graduate levelDemonstrated experience in managing and developing marketing campaigns, electronic communications initiatives, and other web-based communicationsMac operating system experienceCompensation and BenefitsSan Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; andCalifornia State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent.Supplemental InformationInitial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on July 1, 2021. To receive consideration, apply by June 30, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is madeThe person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at [email protected] or 619-273-3343.

Advertised: Jun 15, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled


Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. SDSU's approximately 32,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.

SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.

Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.

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Research: Since 2000, SDSU faculty and staff have attracted more than $1.7 billion in grants and contracts for research and programs ranging from cardiovascular disease to marine biology.

Diversity: SDSU ranks No. 19 in the nation for racial diversity and among the top universities for economic diversity. SDSU was ranked No. 11 in the nation and No. 4 in California for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook for Higher Education

International Study: SDSU offers 350 international education programs in 50 countries. Nearly 12,000 students have studied abroad in the past 12 years.

Community Service: SDSU is a recognized leader in innovative efforts to improve urban K-12 education. The City Heights Educational Collaborative and Compact for Success both positively impact the academic achievement of elementary, middle and high school students in the local area.

Sustainability: Sustainability is an every-day part of the university culture at San Diego State University. Students, faculty and staff all participate in a myriad of ways, from festivals, to research to academic programs. In spring 2014, SDSU opens its first LEED Platinum Certified building — the 206,000 square-foot Aztec Student Union.

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