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Director of Marketing and Communications, College of Business (2242-254)

Company: University of Montana
Location: Missoula
Posted on: May 11, 2019

Job Description:

The University of Montana invites applications for Director of Communications and Marketing, College of Business, to report directly to the Dean. The Director of Communications and Marketing develops and implements communications and marketing strategies to support the College's vision, strategic goals, and external relations. The Director works collaboratively with the College's leadership, staff, faculty and development team to create messaging and collateral, which drive engagement, enrollment and education. They will also represent the College in a wide variety of local, regional, state, and national venues. Marketing and Communication * The Director plans, organizes and directs the operations of the marketing programs for the College of Business. They strives to understand the goals and objectives of the departments within the College. The Director uses this knowledge to engineer marketing and communications strategies for each program that are unique, yet symbiotic with one another. This position will manage layouts and design of communications such as presentations, newsletters, event support materials, brochures, website, social media, recruitment materials, etc. * This position is also responsible for developing and creating communication strategies to serve the school's internal stakeholders and the needs of the College. They will maintain connection with the office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Strategic Communications. They must have the ability to develop strategic marketing initiatives and unique brand themes and messages cohesive with the aforementioned UM strategists. This position, too, is responsible for the creation and management of the College's external and internal newsletters, donor correspondence, recruitment materials, photographs, videos and special projects as determined by the Dean. * Responsibilities also include management of the overall College's online presence (website creation, content management, etc.), in conjunction with the College's IT Director. They must create, develop and manage content for the College's web presence, including, designing and maintaining the website's brand. The position is responsible for copy editing and proof reading all web content. The Communications Director serves as the project manager for beta testing new web platforms for the College, working closely with the College's IT Director. Ideally, this individual is skilled and adept at utilizing social media platforms and can execute effective marketing plans for recruitment, retention and external stakeholder by-in. * This position must produce production timelines and be able to generate and analyze marketing related statistics in order to provide alternative approaches. The Dean relies on this person to provide technical advice, problem-solving assistance and answers to questions regarding marketing strategies. They must oversee College publications and maintain a consistent set of graphic and design standards. The Director will also serve on committees and task forces designed to improve the quality of the College's and UM's marketing strategies. Budgeting * Responsible for creating and maintaining a marketing/communications budget for the year. Outreach and Development * Works closely with the Dean and the College's Director of Development, by collectively strategizing appropriate methods and modes to communicate with current and prospective friends, donors, and alumni of the College. The Director must work with the College's Director of Development to cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate sponsors, individual donors and prospective contributors. Special Events * Work with the Dean's Executive Assistant and the College's event teams to publicize various events, creating marketing strategies, track databases and registration systems. Administration * Works closely in preparation of Dean's Office correspondence including proofreading and fact checking on an as-needed basis. Position Details * Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, Letter of Appointment and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program. * Starting salary for this position is $45,000 and commensurate with qualifications. Required Skills * Substantial professional experience in the fields of communication and marketing * Experience and proficiency communicating research findings * Demonstrated proficiency with written and verbal communication, social media, video production, Adobe Creative Suite packages, content management systems, database systems, and other relevant software and exceptional writing skills under tight deadlines * Applicants will also be expected to have sound project management skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and experience juggling multiple assignments and internal clients * Great listener and skillful communicator essential Preferred Education, Experience, Knowledge, & Skills * Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field and three (3) years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience * Experience in higher education communication * Experience In media management and communication * Broad knowledge of the University of Montana and Missoula communities * Working knowledge of iMovie, Photoshop, lnDesign, and other media production and graphic design software * Knowledge of web and graphic design programs (i.e. Cascade Management System, Photoshop, etc.) * Possesses excellent conflict resolution skills About UM and the College of Business The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 500+ full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 70,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the "top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000" by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine's "The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America" in 2014. Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University is committed to building a culture of environmental sustainability across campus through our operations, teaching, and research. The College of Business at the University of Montana creates transformative, integrated, and student-centric learning experiences, propelling our students to make immediate and sustained impact on business and society. We nurture our students' innate work ethic to develop confident problem solvers and ethical decision makers. We pursue thought leadership and collectively create opportunities for a better life for our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below. * University of Montana * University Highlights * City of Missoula * Destination Missoula * Video: There's This Place * Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce * State of Montana * Visit Montana Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9). How to Apply Priority Application Date: May 12, 2019 Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin after date above and continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following application materials via "New Resume/CV" button below. * Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly. * Letter of Interest ? addressing the stated required skills for the position * Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience * Three (3) professional references - Names and contact informationSDL2017

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