Senior Director for University Communications & Public Relations

Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 01, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Description Develop the University’s overall communications strategy in coordination with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Communications (VPIAC).  Support the Office of the President in communications efforts and attend monthly meetings with the President, as needed.  Support University branding and overall marketing initiatives as needed. With the VPIAC, create and oversee innovative press campaigns and strategies that broaden our public relations initiatives and enhance our media presence to build our global brand, academic reputation, and leadership programs for our diverse community.  Responsible for serving as the University’s spokesperson; initiating and engaging in vibrant dialogue and soliciting user-generated content including the University’s unique attributes and accomplishments with external and internal constituents through news media, letters, print publications, photography, video, and the Web site. 

Serve as lead writer/editor for the University, conceptualizing and managing internal and external communications that support and advance the University’s enrollment, retention, revenue-generating goals and objectives. Review and edit writing performed on behalf of the University by outside vendors. Serves as spokesperson for the University and the Office of the President.

Qualifications Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's or master's degree in public relations, communications, journalism or related field. Previous public, community and/or media relations management experience (preferably 5 years at the local/regional level). Experience in an academic setting preferred. Proven communications strategy, plan development and plan execution abilities.  Demonstrated ability to successfully pitch and garner strategic coverage connected to institutional goals in print and online media.  Excellent research, writing and editing skills for a wide range of communications including media outreach, speeches and remarks, emergency/crisis notifications, web content, social media outlets, and routine and special communications to both the University community and the public.  Excellent oral and written communications and interpersonal skills

Additional Information:

Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief of Staff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.

For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO/AA employer.

All applicants must submit:

Cover letter Salary requirements Resume Contact information for 3 professional references Questions can be directed to the hiring manager, Kelley Kilduff, Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Communications at

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