Director of Communications and Marketing

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Batten College of Engineering and Technology (BCET) is seeking candidates for the Director of Communications and Marketing (full-time, 12 month) position. This position will develop, implement, and manage the strategic communications and branding for the Batten College of Engineering and Technology (BCET), encompassing publications (reports, articles, presentation materials, the College’s annual report), media relations, website, social media, and advertising. Other duties include: promote academic programs, departments, and research highlights, as well as the College’s outreach activities; provides oversight, logistical management and support for an array of event types, including orientation, recruiting events, conferences, workshops, board meetings and supports general public relations activities with alumni, corporate, and community partners.

Required Education: Master’s degree in degree in communications, literature, English, marketing, or a related field of study or a bachelor’s degree and related experience equivalent to a master’s degree in communications, literature, English, marketing, or related field of study.

Required Qualifications: Considerable professional communications and marketing experience in a higher educational setting. Considerable experience writing and editing professional newsletters and promotional materials. Considerable experience at writing research press releases, as well as feature articles and straight news stories. Considerable experience in event planning. Considerable know ledge of marketing, public relations and communications principles/practices and strategies. Considerable knowledge of data collection, evaluation, and reporting of program/plan effectiveness. Considerable knowledge of and skill in using Microsoft Office and Adobe software such as Creative Suite 6 Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or similar applications. Considerable skill in editing, grammar, and writing persuasively. Some knowledge of social media avenues and technologies for current emerging trends in marketing and advertising. Comprehensive communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with clients of diverse cultures. Demonstrated ability to assist in the composition layout and design of various college publications. Demonstrated ability to identify, organize, and accomplish tasks in priority order and keep several projects moving ahead simultaneously all with a minimum of supervision. Demonstrated ability to interpret guidelines, policies, and procedures to fit changing situations.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to interact well and maintain effective relationships with engineering alumni.

Review Date: The initial application review date for this position is May 19, 2021 and will remain open until filled.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.