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Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications

University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, Colorado

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The University of Northern Colorado is seeking a creative, inspiring and energetic leader to become their next Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Marketing and Communications. The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is highly regarded for prestigious programs and an innovative faculty of teacher-scholars who are committed to student success. Founded in 1889, located in Greeley, the university is just an hour’s drive north of Denver. The community’s population of more than 100,000 enjoys a variety of activities - shopping, athletics, local festivals, nightlife, a symphony orchestra and theater along with UNC’s NCAA Division I athletics.

The university is a Carnegie-classified D/PU – Doctoral Professional University institution that educates approximately 12,500 students from 50 states and 49 countries. It offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs in a broad array of academic disciplines at its 260-acre main campus in Greeley, at satellite campuses and online. About 500 full-time and 300 part-time faculty members deliver world-class instruction, pursue cutting-edge research and creative activities and provide exemplary service among five colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences; Business; Education and Behavioral Sciences; Natural and Health Sciences; and Performing and Visual Arts. The university has an operating budget of roughly $200 million. 

The new AVP will report to the vice president for university advancement and will serve as a senior member of the University Advancement leadership team. The AVP will work with the university community to shape, communicate and manage UNC’s message and brand. The assistant vice president for communication & marketing will lead the development and execution of outcome-based communications and marketing strategies in support of the university’s strategic plan and goals. Another critical goal will be guiding the implementation of the Strategic Enrollment and Student Success Plan which aims for UNC to leverage its teacher/scholar model and integrated network of coaching and support resources to attract and provide students with the education, experiences and opportunities they need to succeed and achieve their desired outcomes. Additional information, including a Leadership Profile can be found at

UNC takes pride in the rich diversity of its faculty, staff and student body. Therefore, the AVP must deeply value the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and commit to meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion outcomes in their work, including how resources are allocated, and the ways in which they mentor and communicate with staff and stakeholders. 

WittKieffer is assisting UNC in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received as soon as possible.

Application materials should be submitted to WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Kim Brettschneider, Mercedes Chacón Vance and Jevon Walton

[email protected]

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Title IX employer that is committed to a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body. UNC prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefit Information

Compensation range: $140,000 - $150,000

Benefits: The University of Northern Colorado provides a wide range of benefits for its employees. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is available at

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