UMKC Office of Stratgeic Marketing and Communications
UMKC is looking for a creative, collaborative marketing strategist
to work with a strategic marketing team to elevate the image and
brand of UMKC and its signature programs. This position is
responsible for organizing, leading and building UMKC’s marketing
strategies. Knowledge of CRM and digital strategies is required.
This individual will work closely with strategic marketing efforts
connected to various campus clients, academic units and
The ideal candidate would have experience in brand and marketing
strategy development; working knowledge of online and digital
marketing, solid understanding of marketing principles;
demonstrated competency in project management and supervising
employees; understanding of strategic communications; and strong
knowledge of social media, print and web. Superb skills in
relationship management and project management are a must, along
with demonstrated leadership, organizational skills, attention to
detail and ability to meet deadlines.
The job requires someone who can
- Demonstrate strong people and management skills and the ability
to work with a wide variety of people and build positive
relationships to ensure that each group is kept informed and
involved in the implementation of marketing plans.
- Increase public visibility by developing and facilitating
relationships with key campus constituents, including but not
limited to academic department and center leadership, campus
leadership and board and council members.
- Drive the planning and execution of client marketing strategies
and provide leadership across all areas to align campaigns and
- Work closely with division colleagues on strategic
communications planning, creative projects, web or other.
- Manage vendors to achieve project goals.
- Effectively provide strategic support and direction for online
and digital marketing efforts.
- Serve as the brand manager to ensure all project materials
contain messaging and visual identity consistent with the school’s
- Demonstrate ability to develop creative ideas in multiple
formats and quickly execute and manage content development in those
areas to a high level of quality.
- Demonstrate superb judgment in meeting the goals identified by
your direct supervisor and the Vice Chancellor of division.
- Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable
knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
Full Time/Part Time
- Passionate, collaborative, highly creative, out of the box
thinker, problem solver.
- Strategic thinker and manager of high achieving teams.
- Ability to manage multiple projects at once, prioritizes
accordingly, meet deadlines and remain adaptable in a changing
- Must have proven ability to work exceptionally well with a
variety of people and support client’s needs.
- Experience in writing and editing for print, web and social
- Understanding of AP style and proficient in Microsoft
- Proven track record of producing high quality print, broadcast
and digital media content.
- Ability to proactively identify communications and marketing
opportunities and develop supporting creative.
Full-time, benefit eligible
Salary will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and
Position will remain open until filled.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter,
resume, and list of five references with contact information) into
one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume
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Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the
application instructions section of our Careers page prior to
submitting your materials.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and
applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis
of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status
protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not
be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of
religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military
organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of
Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more
information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If
you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or
functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative
Action at (816) 235-1323.
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UMKC Statement on Diversity
Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as
an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse
city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish,
Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and
Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our
thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and
the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which
is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the
Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball
Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum,
Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are
a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.
For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes
our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and
inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff,
students and community to position themselves as global citizens
who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity.
UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED)
Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity
and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching,
service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our
commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly
understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.
Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in
diversity, equity and inclusion .
Roos Advocate for Community Change
Division of Diversity and Inclusion
We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off,
paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our
page to learn more.
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