Invitation to Apply for
Vice President for Communications
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University of Michigan (U-M), one of the world’s preeminent research universities, is seeking its next vice president for communications (VPC). The VPC is the chief marketing and communications officer for the university’s Ann Arbor campus.
Now operating in its third century, U-M continues its mission to serve the public through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values. Currently, the main campus in Ann Arbor, comprised of 3,200 acres, has approximately 50,000 faculty and staff and an enrollment of 50,000 students, about a third of whom are in graduate and professional studies. U-M is consistently ranked among the top institutions of higher education globally with 110 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 nationally.
Reporting to the university’s new president, Santa Ono, the VPC is an executive officer of the institution charged with enhancing U-M’s reputation and visibility locally, nationally, and internationally; fostering long-term, positive relationships with all university constituents; working to position and differentiate U-M among leading institutions in higher education; working with the Board of Regents, President, and executive officers to set university policy on matters of communication and marketing; developing and implementing strategic as well as crisis communications plans; and providing leadership to expand the university’s digital communications and social media engagement.
U-M seeks an outstanding, seasoned professional to provide creative and inspiring leadership to the division and to work collaboratively with the many constituencies of U-M. The position affords an exciting opportunity to make a major impact and is ideal for a candidate motivated by the desire to play a central role in advancing the academic reputation of one of the nation’s top public institutions.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, but for fullest consideration, applicant materials are encouraged to be submitted by Friday, December 23, 2022. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the candidate’s experience and qualifications relative to the responsibilities and requirements described. Candidate confidentiality will be respected to the highest degree allowable under the laws of the State of Michigan.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed to Isaacson, Miller at www.imsearch.com/8849.
The University of Michigan is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.