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Vice President for Communications and Marketing (VPCM)

The Citadel
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 3, 2023

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Vice President for Communications and Marketing (VPCM)

Job no: 496377
Work type: Full Time Permanent - Staff
Location: Charleston
Categories: Communications/Marketing
Payscale: Unclassified


The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is accepting applications for the Vice President for Communications and Marketing (VPCM) which includes both internal and external communications, marketing and crisis communications. The VPCM reports to President and is responsible for serving as the college's primary spokesperson, elevating its level of national media visibility and developing an internal communications strategy. The VPCM oversees the college's advertising, marketing branding, and licensing programs, internal and external communications, media, and public relations functions while working closely with The Citadel Alumni Association, The Citadel Foundation, and The Citadel Brigadier Foundation. As a member of the strategic planning committee of The Citadel, the VPCM is actively involved in all stages of setting the strategic direction and implementing the goals of the institution as contained in our current strategic plan—Our Mighty Citadel 2026.

This Vice President is responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing all the College's strategic communications activities, oversees all college publications, coordinates the college's special events, and provides oversight of the college's website. She or he also provides oversight for media relations strategies, online technologies and promotes social media best practices in advancing the institution's reach and reputation. In addition, the VPCM helps our key constituents understand the Citadel's unique mission and articulate the goals and vision to a wider variety of audiences. The incumbent serves as liaison to the Board of Visitors Communication and Community Relations Committee.


Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least (10) ten years of experience in the field of communications and marketing including advertising. Experience in a senior management position is required.


Master's degree in a related field. Applicable experience within an institution of higher education is highly desired. Also highly desired is military service or affinity for senior military colleges or service academies. Previous experience with media relations.

The Citadel is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual, or group of individuals, on the basis of age, color, race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information or veteran's status in its employment practices.

The Citadel has a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Benefits of Working at The Citadel
  • Extensive Health Plans
  • Great Retirement Options
  • Tuition Waiver Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Isle of Palms Beach Club
  • Swain Family Boat Center
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Read more about our benefits, on our HR website

  • About The Citadel College

    The Citadel, also known as the Military College of South Carolina, is a public senior military college located in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has a rich history and educational reputation. With our current location on the banks of the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, you are close to great restaurants, shopping and much more. Ranked #1 Public College in the South (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) for schools with up to a master's degree, the opportunities are endless.

    There are about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Out of the Corps of Cadets, 1 out of 3 graduates earn a military commission. Students can choose from 31 Majors, 57 Minors, pre-health professions, and pre-law (a concentration in political science). The 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees students a quality education. Another 1,000 students attend the Graduate College, evening and online programs.

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