Vice President of University Branding and Communications

Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 03, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Denison University
Vice President of University Branding and Communications

Denison University, founded in 1831, a nationally recognized, distinguished liberal arts college, seeks a strategic and collaborative professional to lead and grow Denison’s communications and marketing initiatives. The mission of Denison University has been “to inspire and educate students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents and active citizens of a democratic society.” Denison also provides all students the tools to launch fulfilling personal and professional lives. With a distinguished and devoted faculty, a diverse student body, and a national and international network of engaged alumni, Denison’s mission and work rest upon a strong foundation.

Denison University invites applications for the position of Vice President of University Branding and Communications (VPUBC). Reporting directly to the President and serving as a key member of the President’s senior team, the VPUBC advances the work of telling the Denison story at a national and international level to prospective students and families, alumni, donors, and friends of the University, and other stakeholder groups. The role also supports the president and senior leadership with key communications and will oversee and grow strategies for effective internal communications. The VPUBC leads a 12-person team that has a strong background in a variety of communications and marketing platforms (print, digital, and video); coordinates, supports, and partners with small marketing groups embedded in athletics, enrollment management, institutional advancement (alumni engagement and fundraising), performing arts, Columbus downtown office; and develops and manages a budget, hires, trains and onboards consultants and freelancers. The successful candidate must have a track record of articulating and executing strategic plans, developing and implementing brand and marketing strategies, and overseeing internal and crisis communications.

Minimum Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of work experience in brand management, marketing, market research, analytics, or comparable field. Sound knowledge of research and analytics, marketing communications, and the importance of brand. Brand management, message design, and creative development experience. Exceptionally strong writing, editing, and public speaking skills. Leadership skills including the ability to motivate, inspire and encourage. Analytical mindset with the ability to ask the right questions. Strong attention to detail and organization. Ability to manage concurrent projects with overlapping deadlines. Demonstrated acumen across all communication channels including digital print video social media and live/virtual events. Collaborative and results-driven style that keeps Denison front and center. High degree of discretion and confidentiality. Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse community with multiple constituencies, to build alignment and consensus. Advanced Microsoft Office, Adobe, Emma email marketing, and other or similar online and emerging marketing and communications tools.

To learn more about the position and to apply, please visit Candidates applying by March 30, 2021 will be given full consideration. The position will be open until filled.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide ( Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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