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Director of Communications & Marketing

Northern State University
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Mid $50's
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022

Job Details

Northern State University seeks a polished, energetic professional to lead our Communications and Marketing department.

Responsibilities include:
* Responsible for administrative and campuswide public relations, marketing and integrated communication strategies and tactics that initiate and sustain relationships with all stakeholder audiences.
* Responsible for planning and responding to all reputation-impacting events and the oversight of media relations, issues, management, and managing the execution of communication tasks by directing staff assignments.
* Plans and carries out collaborative news, marketing and communication activities for the university. Provides current content for the web site.
* Serves as spokesperson and develops talking points and administrative messages in coordination with the president. Guides and supports departments in handling activities that have positive and negative impacts on NSU’s reputation and relationships.
* Responsible for identifying key community partnerships and activities and leading efforts to build and increase community involvement and relationships for the university.
* Monitors legislative issues and supports the president in building relationships with legislators. * * Manages departmental budget and oversees staff.

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS   Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism, or related field. Five years’ experience in news, marketing, or similar field, with increasing level of responsibility and demonstrated experience in managing staff and fiscal resources, budgeting, and planning. 


ABOUT NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1901, Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers a personalized educational experience, with rigorous, nationally accredited academic programs in arts and sciences, business, fine arts, and teacher education. With more than 45 majors, 55 minors and 16 pre-professional programs, Northern provides hands-on learning and internship opportunities that help unleash students’ potential. The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade.

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