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Assistant Director for Communication

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Posted Date
Aug 24, 2022
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Assistant Director for Communication





November 1, 2022



Based on extensive benchmarking data, the Assistant Director for Communication position is mapped to Pay Grade CA&P 16 at OHIO, with a target hiring range of $44,592-$51,838. The exact base salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities nationally.

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This position is responsible for supporting the communication and marketing efforts of Enrollment Management, coordinating and executing recruitment and yield efforts on behalf of colleges, schools, and departments. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Communication in Undergraduate Admissions, the position supports the ongoing development and management of a mixed-media, data-driven targeted recruitment communication plan for multiple constituencies, including prospective students, parents/guardians, school counselors, volunteers, other influencers, and the university community at large. Manages the development and execution of enrollment communication for an assigned set of academic, administrative, and other partners. The position researches, conceptualizes, and creates communication plans for prospective undergraduate students, special sub-populations, visit programs (invitations, speeches, agendas, etc.), and influencers. While the incumbent does not manage a travel territory, this position actively supports enrollment staff in communicating with a wide variety of constituents, including traditional and non-traditional prospective students and their families, secondary school and postsecondary institution personnel, community-based organizations, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college enrollment process.


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion, and Social Justice: The successful candidate will embrace the division’s commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and social justice into decision-making, collaborations, processes, and all strategic efforts.


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Bachelor’s degree required by start date.  Ability to travel independently. A minimum of three years of related work experience. Successful incumbents must pass background check, judiciary review, and regular driving record audits.
Because the incumbent advises constituents on best practices in recruiting and admission communication and marketing, he/she must have extensive knowledge of recruitment practices and procedures performed by a higher education admissions offices. The incumbent is expected to bring a broad knowledge of institutional precedent and practices to bear on decision making. The incumbent will be functioning in a consultative capacity for the identification or allocation of resources, prioritization of efforts, and methodologies to achieve desired outcomes, which will have direct and significant impact on recruitment, admission, and yield strategies. The incumbent will have authority to negotiate solutions and direct communication projects.



Please complete the online application and be prepared to attach required documents. For references, please include names and current contact information of three professional references. References will be used with discretion late in the process. Successful candidates must pass a comprehensive background check, university judiciary review, and driving record audit. Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by September 26, 2022.


Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer

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