Dir of Communications, CAUS

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer of the college and the Assistant Vice President for University Relations, the Director of Communications will plan, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive communications and marketing program for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and align those activities with university wide communications, marketing and branding initiatives. The director will have progressive experience in today’s communications fields, which includes evidence of strong writing and editing, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and marketing skills; proficiency in using a variety of communications tools and platforms, content management systems, and social media; must also have a strong understanding of effective graphic design and branding principles and the use of the Internet as a medium of communication; ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment. The director is member of the college’s advancement team to pursue and promote the overall institutional goals related to communications, fundraising, and alumni engagement, and will support the communications needs for the dean and the college’s student recruitment efforts.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience or master’s degree.

Ability to define goals and objectives, identify target audiences, and develop and implement strategic plans to accomplish and measure progress towards communications goals.

Demonstrated experience in communications or marketing.

Demonstrated ability to plan, execute and evaluate a comprehensive communications program.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a higher education, independent school, or non-profit environment.

Strong skills using technology in the workplace; familiarity with content management systems, web platforms, social media competencies.

Demonstrated experience leading people, either as a supervisor, a colleague collaborating with others, or both.

Experience working with alumni engagement initiatives.

Experience working with a variety of creative communications, data analytics, e-mail management, and web content management software platforms.

Pay Band

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

March 12, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Brandi Barnett at brandib@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: February 4, 2021
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