Skip to main content

This job has expired

Director of Communications, College of Health and Human Services

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

View more

Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Communications & Marketing
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Number:


Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Working Title:

Director of Communications, College of Health and Human Services

Position Designation:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Monday – Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours required, as necessary.

Hours per week:


FLSA Status:



University Advancement


University Communications (Adm)

Work Location:


Salary Range:

$70,000 - $74,000

Primary Purpose of Department:

The University Communications department is responsible for developing and executing communication strategies, messaging, and engagement efforts that are aligned with the University’s mission and vision. Within the division, departments such as reputation management, internal and external communications, academic and research communications, strategic content or editorial services, marketing, and visual media communications, work together to ensure effective communication and engagement with internal and external audiences through traditional and emerging communication channels.

Primary Purpose of Position:

The director of communications plans and leads the communications strategy for the College of Health and Human Services and is responsible for developing and executing a strategic arc of communications that positions the colleges as leaders in the health and human services fields.

Summary of Position Responsibilities:

High-level responsibilities include:

  • Establishing an overarching communication plan and developing annual awareness and engagement strategies to reinforce the plan and promote college priorities.
  • Researching and developing multi-channel content that publicizes and promotes the college’s programs.
  • Creating and executing a strategy to support college rankings and awards.
  • Creating briefs, fact sheets, pitches, and press releases to raise the college’s profile, including conducting any necessary research or interviews with college leadership, faculty, staff, students and alumni to produce these items.
  • Following and assessing college academic trends and generating creative opportunities to leverage these trends for media coverage.
  • Collaborating with colleagues in University Communications and college marketing and leadership to execute communications strategies to support fundraising goals.
  • Developing and updating college branding materials.
  • Developing web content and maintaining high-level, high-visibility pages on the college website.
  • The director partners closely with the college’s external relations team, and reports to the sr. director of academic and research communications in the role of an academic communicator, with a strong dotted-line reporting relationship to the dean of the college of health and human services.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment and 3-5 years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience writing for a content marketing agency, research or academic institution, freelance writing for clients or writing for a literary magazine or journal.

Special Notes to Applicants:

  • Please provide examples of your writing that demonstrates your ability to adapt your writing style to different audiences and purposes.
  • UNC Charlotte Benefits Information:
  • The finalist will be subject to a Criminal Background Check and/or a Motor Vehicle Report.

Posting Open Date:


Posting Close Date:


Open Until Filled:



About Us

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. 

Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.  A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students.  The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.

In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:

  • An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
  • A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
  • A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
  • A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.

To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:

  • Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
  • Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
  • Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
  • Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
  • Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.

Dual Career

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations.  For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s  spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.

Diversity at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds.  All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole.  UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link:

To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link:

Optional text if space allows….

Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.

The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan.  At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives.  This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.  

As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:


    • We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
    • We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
    • We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community. 

      The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity.  The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:

      1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.

      2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.

      3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.

                  4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.

      5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.

      6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.

                  7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert