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Marketing Director

Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas
Start date
Oct 26, 2023

Job Details

The Marketing Director position at Emporia State University plays a pivotal role in promoting the university's brand, overseeing marketing initiatives, and managing a variety of projects.

This dynamic position requires a creative and detail-oriented professional who can develop and execute effective marketing strategies while simultaneously coordinating and overseeing multiple projects.

The Marketing Director position is responsible for enhancing the university's visibility, reputation, and engagement with target audiences for the School of Business and Technology, the School of Science and Mathematics, and the School of Visual and Performing Arts. 



Marketing Strategy Development:

  • Develop a deep working knowledge of all aspects of the School of Business and Technology, the School of Science and Mathematics, and the School of Visual and Performing Arts and actively execute key communication initiatives to advance marketing strategies aligned with university goals.
  • Collaborate with Marketing + Communication team members and school Deans to develop and manage marketing strategies across programs including messaging, enrollment growth, promotion of events and initiatives to advance goals, objectives, and targets.
  • Identify and recommend new ways to promote university offerings and increase engagement and use data to inform, adjust and evolve campaigns and deliverables.
  • Positively and regularly collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to establish and/or support marketing objectives, complete tasks and identify and solve problems.

Project Management:

  • Serve as the liaison with faculty and staff for marketing, communication, and enrollment initiatives to ensure timely and successful project completion.
  • Define project scopes, goals, and deliverables.
  • Monitor and report on project progress, identifying and mitigating potential roadblocks.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with school deans, meet monthly to determine needs, identify opportunities and report status on ongoing projects and enrollment.
  • Maintain office within respective schools three days per week and two days per week in Marketing + Communication.


Content Creation and Management:

  • Create and oversee the production of marketing materials, including brochures, videos, social media content, and more.
  • Ensure school web presence is up to date, in alignment with web standards and style guide and develop web content in alignment with SEO objectives and guidelines. 


Brand Management:

  • Lead, manage, ensure adherence to, and flawless execution of, the ESU brand at every opportunity.
  • In close partnership with school Deans, faculty and fellow Marketing + Communication team members, identify opportunities to raise the profile of ESU by capturing, promoting and earning media coverage through faculty and student stories, key events, initiatives and activities.


Event Promotion:

  • Plan and execute marketing campaigns to promote university events, including conferences, seminars, campus visits and tours and scholarship signings.
  • Collaborate with event organizers to ensure successful event marketing.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing or related field plus at least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Master’s degree in communication, marketing or related field may substitute for a portion of the required experience. 


  • Salary: $45,000-$55,000 with comprehensive benefits package.
  • Emporia State University offers a generous benefit package. Find out more about our health benefits, retirement options, paid time off, dependent and spouse tuition waiver program, and many other benefits at this link.


Upload a letter of application, vita, unofficial transcripts, and complete contact information for three references here.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hire.


For more information

Jose Pavon

HR Professional

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.


Emporia State University.

Founded in 1861, Emporia State University began as Kansas State Normal School, as teacher’s college. Today, ESU’s Teachers College is one of only four post-secondary institutions in the United States to be identified as an Exemplary Model Teacher Education program in a national study of teacher education programs.

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