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Director of Public Relations Strategy

William & Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia (US)

Mission Statement

 A preeminent, public research university, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences since 1693, William & Mary is a vibrant and inclusive community. Through close mentoring and collaboration, we inspire lifelong learning, generate new knowledge, and expand understanding. We cultivate creative thinkers, principled leaders, and compassionate global citizens equipped for lives of meaning and distinction. William & Mary convenes great minds and hearts to meet the most pressing needs of our time.


The Position

Overseeing the newly created Content & Strategy Team within the University Communications department, the Director of Public Relations Strategy will be responsible for public relations, content strategy, and communications strategic planning. This includes strengthening a framework for storytelling and photography across university platforms, including the W&M News and the flagship social media platforms.


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To Apply

William & Mary is partnering with NES to identify the best professional to fill the position of Director of Public Relations Strategy. To arrange for a confidential conversation  to learn more about the position, compensation and timeline, or to nominate someone for this position, please contact Mary Napier, Laura Robinson, or Suzi Nam. To apply, send 1) a resume, 2) a detailed letter of interest regarding your interest in William & Mary, 3) a writing sample developed as part of a PR strategy (provide context and intent for the piece), and 4) contact information for five professional references by email to: For assurance of best consideration, submit application materials no later than November 1, 2023. Resumes will be reviewed until the position is filled. All applications and nominations will be considered confidential, and notice will be given before references are contacted.


William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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