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Chief Communications Officer

Missouri Western State University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Marketing & Sales, Communications, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title

Chief Communications Officer

Job Description

The Chief Communications Officer develops, implements, and measures the marketing and communications strategy for the University including integrated marketing across channels, branding, media relations, internal communications and social media. Serves as a key member of the President’s Cabinet, and directly reports to the President.

Supervisory responsibilities: Marketing and Communications department employees.

  • Works closely with other senior leaders to plan, prioritize, and deliver achievable projects that advance the University’s long-term vision.
  • Develops and implements strategic communications and marketing campaigns to promote the University’s brand.
  • Develops communications to internal and external stakeholders to ensure the University’s priorities are clearly communicated and reflect stakeholders’ feedback.
  • Oversees the creative team that provides creative assets for enrollment management and development.
  • Provides strategic communication support to the University’s leadership team.
  • Manages internal communications.
  • Works to assist in managing media relations and the University’s public image.
  • Provides strategic leadership and management for the Marketing and Communications team.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communication, Marketing, Journalism, or related area
  • Two years’ experience in public relations and/or marketing, higher education administration, community engagement, brand management, digital media
  • Valid Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Creative, visionary, and innovative
  • Integrated marketing plans and strategies
  • Brand management best practices and procedures
  • Media relations plans and strategies
  • Publications practices and procedures
  • Digital and social media
  • Strategic thinking
  • Public relations
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Project management
  • Dynamic leadership
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with colleagues and the public
  • Emergency communication/management and ability to manage confidential information

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in higher education work environments at the local and state levels
  • Experience leading teams

Physical Demands

  • Sedentary Work
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.



Additional Demands

May require some travel
May require some nights and weekends

Review of applications will commence immediately until position is filled.

Hours of Work

M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

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