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Director of Marketing and Communications

Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina

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Clemson University

Job ID:105926

Location:Cooper Library

Full/Part Time:Full-Time



Leads public relations efforts for Clemson University Libraries, Watt Family Innovation Center, and University Press. Develops, prepares, edits, coordinates and disseminates public relations and communications materials for the libraries. Promotes activities, programs and accolades for the libraries. Performs other duties as assigned.


50% - Essential - Public Relations Coordination: Writes articles, feature stories, & press releases for internal & external media. Provides editorial direction and writes & edits copy for e-newsletters, other e-communications, print publications, & marketing material. Maintains liaison w/ faculty and staff to solicit news content. Works w/ Clemson University Media Relations & other internal Clemson media to facilitate placement of news and information. Maintains contact w/ mass media to facilitate coverage. Facilitates dissemination of news & feature stories & story pitches. Edits materials created by undergrad interns. Liaises with regional partners to promote Univ. Press books.

20% - Essential - Strategic Communication and Planning:
Determines public relations strategic direction and priorities, in collaboration with the Dean of the Libraries, other administrators, and external advisory boards. Coordinates, implements, and oversees the public relations and communications plans for the libraries. Serves as communications liaison to university development, alumni affairs, creative services, public relations, and marketing teams.

30% - Essential - Social Media and Digital Communications:
Manages social media platforms and web communication, responsible for overall branding, provides photography or videography services or arranges these services for events, and oversees development of graphics, logos, and digital signage in alignment with Clemson University Media Relations.

10% - Essential - Personnel Management:
Directs and oversees work of public relations and marketing personnel including undergraduate interns. Guides work and evaluates performance.


Education - Bachelor's Degree; experience related to the development and dissemination of informational material


Marketing or Communications degree; 5+ years of professional experience in marketing and communications


Comprehensive Job Knowledge - Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations

Manages Work of Others - Manages work of others including hiring, terminating, training and developing, reviewing performance and administering corrective action for staff. Plans organizational structure and job content.

No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.


Marketing or Communications degree; 5+ years of professional experience in marketing and communications


No Work Conditions


Standard Hrs: 37.5; Expected Salary Range: ($ 60,500.00 - $ 75,000.00)


Clemson, SC


September 15, 2021


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.



Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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