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Marketing Director, UC Administration

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 31, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Marketing & Sales, Communications, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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The UC Administration invites applications for a Marketing Director to join their team. Working under the direction of the University Center Director, the Marketing and Web Manager directs the marketing and brand of the University Center (UC), which includes oversight of communications, marketing, social media, web design and management, photographing events and the facility, signage and graphic design. Leadership is expected to be performed with substantial independence and decision-making authority. The Individual in this position must have competencies and skill sets associated with the principles of marketing, advertising, public relations, and communication. The person assigned to this role must have the ability to execute graphic design concepts and theories; have significant knowledge of website architecture, production, and best practices of website use; have significant knowledge of graphic design software; ability to develop and manage production timelines; and, ability to assess emerging media.

The marketing unit supports the overall mission of the University Center in their ability to develop and use effective promotions, communications and informational pieces in a variety of media and formats. The person assigned to this position provides advice, leadership, and direction for permanent and temporary employees to ensure program success and development opportunities for those involved. The individual occupying this position is responsible for budget oversight.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details
  • Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12 month, MUS Contract and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
  • Salary for this position is $55,000 per year commensurate with qualifications.
Required Skills
  • Individual must be a self-starter to keep various forms of media fresh and up-to-date and be able to develop a marketing direction, plan, and brand for the University Center that is consistent with the University of Montana brand
  • Thorough knowledge of marketing principles and practices that include branding and the processes associated with the creation and application of departmental identity; marketing strategies and techniques; and audience identification
  • Ability to perform the job responsibilities and make decisions with limited supervision
  • Significant knowledge of graphic design concept and theories, software, and hardware
  • Ability to navigate and utilize web applications
  • Significant knowledge of website architecture, production and best practices
  • Ability to develop and manage production timelines
  • Excellent public relations skills are required with the ability to represent the UC and the University of Montana at various events on and off campus
  • Demonstrated knowledge in message development, writing and disseminating press releases
  • Ability to establish and maintain clear lines of communication with students, campus departments, outside agencies, businesses, and the public
  • Basic understanding of student union philosophy and the role of a college union
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of creative marketing campaigns, with preference given to working with a young adult population
  • Ability to hire and supervise permanent and student staff and the ability to train staff on graphic design software and hardware
  • Be effective in delegation and staff workload coordination
  • Supervise multiple projects, establishing production schedules, setting priorities, managing deadlines, and assigning various tasks
  • Ability to use basic accounting principles to develop and/or maintain program budget
  • Ability to establish and maintain a current and thorough understanding of various specialized software applications by attending trainings, taking online tutorials, and reading supplemental materials as needed
  • Ability to make recommendations for information technology hardware and software changes and/or purchases

Minimum Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, mass communication, creative writing, graphic design, or a related field and three (3) to five (5) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

About the University Center and UM

The University Center enriches campus life by providing student-focused opportunities, programs, services, and space.

The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with over 10,000 students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 72,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “ top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000 ” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “ The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014 . Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life . Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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