Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are
passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the
transformative power of learning.
The Communications Director, Advancement,
supports learning by strengthening the university’s reputation,
financial support, and sustainability. Executes print, digital, and
social media strategies that raise the visibility of the
university, increase engagement with the university’s alumni,
donor, and community audiences, and expand the university’s base of
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with
prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and
the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group
of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service,
learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora
Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University an
inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of
Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes
the confidential nature of university business.
Supports learning through performance of essential job
functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or
Essential Job Functions:
Develops and manages an integrated communications approach for
Advancement using print collateral, email marketing, and relevant
social media tools.
Serves as the communications project manager for Advancement
initiatives including the arts, alumni annual funds, athletics
fundraising, and other priority fundraising initiatives.
Through careful planning and collaboration with Advancement
colleagues connects communications strategies with audience
engagement and fundraising goals.
Creates and executes print, digital, and social media
strategies that meet the standards set by the university’s
Creates content for community engagement, as well as donor
cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Essential Job Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is required. Master’s
degree in marketing or communications preferred.
- A minimum of five years of relevant experience is
- Experience with alumni or development functions in a higher
education institution is preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent project management skills
- Research and accuracy skills
- Able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
- Ability to use a computer
- Ability to move about campus
- Able to work independently
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including
health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b)
retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send
resume with cover letter and contact information for three
references including name, telephone and email address.
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.