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Associate Director for Public Relations and Communications

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Jun 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Alumni Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

The Associate Director for Public Relations and Communications serves as the primary manager of press releases, story writing, social media, and organization of the unit. The Associate Director reports directly to the Director of Public Relations and Communications.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated experience in public relations and communications;
Evidence of strong writing, editing, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Experience with and understanding of effective digital communications, including website strategy, press releases, newsletters, and social media. Ability to manage multiple competing projects, self-starter, and take initiative in a fast-paced and everchanging environment. Experience with project and team management. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree, experience working in a higher education setting, understanding of accessibility needs within communications, website management

Appointment Type


Review Date

June 4, 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 Lisha Farrier at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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