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Director College Communications - 522352

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Minimum: $74,200 - Midpoint: $100,200 (Salaried E12)

Department/Organization: 207104 - CCIS Communication

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm; some after hours.

Job Summary: The Director of College Communications provides visionary leadership and strategic and creative direction for all communication efforts and activities within the college in accordance with University guidelines. Collaborates with members of the College to ensure consistent, coordinated, timely, and integrated messaging in all communication pieces and websites. Leads communications team in the development and distribution of communication and marketing materials utilizing a diverse array of platforms and initiatives.

Additional Department Summary: Promotes and enhances the College of Communication & Information Sciences' image as a premier institution through strategic communication initiatives. Develops and executes internal communication and public relations strategies. Assists with developing media and stakeholder relationships. Supports advancement and fundraising efforts. Collaborates with faculty, staff, and other university units to advance the college's mission and goals. This position offers an exciting opportunity for a strategic communicator to play a vital role in shaping the image and reputation of the College of Communication and Information Sciences. Contributes to the college's continued success by implementing innovative communication strategies and fostering meaningful engagement with key stakeholders.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and six (6) years of journalism, public relations, marketing, or communications experience; OR master's degree and four (4) years of journalism, public relations, marketing, or communications experience.

Skills and Knowledge: Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills. Experience managing and leading communication professionals. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities effectively. Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities. Knowledge of higher education environments and fundraising principles.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster


The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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