Director, Creative Communications
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. Location
Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060. Job Summary
Through strategic direction and visionary leadership, this individual will innovate processes, enhance team performance (individually and collectively), serve as project manager and relationship leader for the unit. Responsible for coordinating with centralized University leadership to produce exceptional work in line with all University policies and procedures. Serve as the College expert on University and College branding and industry best practices with vendor partnership management and contract facilitation falling within this role. Key partners in delivering on expectations include the Dean, Associate Dean and Assistant Dean of the Coles College; University partners include the Assoc. VP for Strategic Communications, AVP of Strategic Communications & Marketing, Executive Director of Marketing, Director of Creative Services, Director of Operations and Project Management, and Associate Controller for University Operations, among others. Collaborate daily with department chairs, graduate program directors, Center Directors, undergraduate program leaders, faculty project leads, and students. Track and report on team effectiveness in correlation to the College's goals. Responsibilities
Required Qualifications Educational Requirements
- Track and report on team effectiveness in correlation to the College's goals
- Lead effort to foster culture of intentionality and innovation around activities, work, projects and outcomes of Creative Communications team
- Direct, lead, and supervise team of five professionals and four student assistants
- Direct and implement project management for Creative Communications team
- Foster interdisciplinary relationships with University centralized units and lead relationship development to enhance performance, brand, and College credibility
- Lead policy creation, knowledge, and evolution within the College
- Leverage connections in college to provide communication, context, oversight, and direction in consultation with College leadership
- Collaborate with internal and external audiences to enhance relationships and effectively deliver on projects
- Liaise internally between team, departments, centers, faculty, staff, and programs in the College
- Provide advisement, planning, and implementation of College, departmental, and center marketing activities
- Initiate relationships and steward vendor connections
- Lead and develop innovative solutions to areas of influence and oversight
- Empower direct reports to expand their capabilities and maximize their potential
- Serve in leadership capacity on behalf of Dean and Assistant Dean
- Manage a portfolio of work within niche area of specialty
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher educationRequired Experience
Six (6) years of experience in related fields Preferred Qualifications Additional Preferred Qualifications
Project management experience Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities ABILITIES
Ability to actively listen and convert discussion into knowledgeable, actionable intelligence
Able to work effectively with diverse groups of vendors, professionals, administrators, faculty, staff, and students
Able to leverage relationships and establish an innovative approach to new and existing projects
Able to successfully collaborate with campus partners to enhance internal relationships
Ability to take direction and constructive feedback
Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an autonomous environment
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time while meeting assigned deadlines
Ability to be strategic and analytical
Able to manage a significant volume of diverse tasks, activities, and projects that are both tactical and strategic in nature
Able to interact effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization
Able to work cooperatively with individuals and teams within and across departmentsKNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of personnel development and coachingSKILLS
Innovatively and creatively apply critical thinking skills to projects and activities
Persuasiveness and appropriate diligence in communications
Continuous improvement mindset
Proficient in research and innovative approaches to areas of specialty within the team
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgement, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position
Strong customer service skills and phone, email, and industry etiquette
Proactive and self-motivated problem solving
Creativity and strategic thinking capability combined with a process orientation Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415 Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time Background Check
- Standard Enhanced + Education
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.
All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials. https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_Employment.pdf
To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=43000&JobOpeningId=228415&PostingSeq=1
Copyright ©2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.
Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency