Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing
Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing
Job no: 527450
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Executive/Management/Director
Department: School of Music and Dance
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
Application Review Begins
June 1, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application by the review date:
- A resume of your professional work experience and
- A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills, and
experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and, if
applicable, preferred qualifications outlined in the job
Please note, as part of the application process, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of at least three professional references.
The School of Music and Dance (SOMD) has an enrollment of more than 800 music and dance majors and minors, a faculty and staff of 85, and approximately 70 graduate employees. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered, from the baccalaureate through the doctorate, including programs in dance, music performance, collaborative piano, music education, composition, theory, musicology, jazz studies, piano and string pedagogy, conducting, music technology, and music with a liberal arts emphasis. The school is known for being the only comprehensive school of music and dance in the state of Oregon. It is also home to the internationally recognized Oregon Bach Festival and ChamberMusic@Beall performance series.
The Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing leads the branding, marketing, and communications efforts for the School of Music and Dance. Key responsibilities include overall marketing (including collateral materials, marketing strategies, social media, and website), and communications (including publications management, public relations, public communications, and other communications activities). The director is responsible for developing and executing a strategic communication and marketing plan on behalf of the school that covers communications needs for recruitment, development, alumni relations, advertising, and reputation.
The director supervises a small team of communications professionals to execute the school's marketing and communications plan and respond to communications needs as they arise.
The director has a dual report to the Dean of the School of Music and Dance and the Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff at University Communications.
- Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or a related
- Five years of progressively responsible management experience
in marketing, advertising, and communications
- Expertise in integrated marketing channels spanning print and
- Strong familiarity with working in a higher education marketing
and communications environment, preferably in performing
- Demonstrated leadership and team building skills
- Creativity, innovation, and demonstrated skills working
collaboratively with diverse constituents to envision, position,
develop, and implement superior marketing and communications aimed
at multiple audiences
- Master's degree in marketing, communications, or a related
- Experience in higher education communications
- Background or experience working in the performing arts
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527450/director-of-strategic-communications-and-marketing