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Associate Vice Chancellor of Strategic Communications

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title:
Associate Vice Chancellor of Strategic Communications

Working Title:
Associate Vice Chancellor of Strategic Communications

Position Number:

Full-Time Or Part-Time:
Full Time

Time Limited Position:

Number of Vacancies:

Office of Strategic Communications

Posting Number:

EHRA - E2 (Non-Faculty)

Job Category:
Exec, Admin, Managerial

Hiring Range:
Commensurate with Education and Experience

Overall Position Competency:
Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities:

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

Fayetteville State University’s Office of Strategic Communications ( OSC ) is housed within the Office of the Chancellor. The OSC unit includes media relations, marketing, publications, and digital media. The OSC Unit is charged with planning, creating, and implementing communication strategies to engage internal and external audiences include prospective students, current students, parents of prospective and current students, faculty and staff, donors, partners, decision-makers, and the media. The purpose of the engagement is to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates, and to increase partnerships, engagement, donations and special contributions, per FSU’s strategic plan.

Description of Work Continued:

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications is responsible for overall communications, media strategies, marketing, and branding for the University. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications serves as one of the University’s spokespersons and may serve on the University’s leadership team. The AVC for Strategic Communications represents and promotes the University, increasing its visibility and supporting its mission, vision, and strategic goals. The AVC for Strategic Communications leads the development and implementation of the University’s strategic communications plan, brand vision, implementation, and all PR-related and digital campaigns that attract and promote the University, students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and partners. This department will serve as the central office for communications and marketing and will oversee the University’s Communications and Marketing Council. In addition to leading the University’s central team of marketing and communications professionals, the AVC for Strategic Communications provides strategic direction and coordinates marketing and communications produced by other academic and administrative units. The AVC for Strategic Communications will advise and provide strategy to the Chancellor and key leaders for media-related events and during crisis situations. The AVC or her/his designee will serve as the University’s Public Information Officer on the Emergency Operations Management team. This role is responsible for budget management for the unit, contracts, and hiring.

Minimum Education And Experience Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree and 8-10 years or more of experience in the communications, marketing or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:

Preferred Qualifications:

A master’s degree and 7 years or more of experience in the communications, marketing, or a related field. Bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism, communications or business.

Special Instructions To Applicants:

This is a re -post, applicants who have applied are under consideration
and do not need to reapply.

Notice to Applicants

Please make sure that the work history listed on your application is identical to the work history listed on your resume. The application must be filled out completely, Do Not Use the phrase “see resume.”
Please list at least three (3) professional references to include a current supervisor. References will only be contact if you are selected for the position and with your permission.

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled:

Additional Information for Applicants

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement:

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate if you have a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
    • Bachelor's
    • Master's
  2. * How many years of experience do you have related to the area of assignment?
    • 0-1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2 years or more
  3. * In detail, please describe your media and public relations experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Other Documents Continued
  3. Other Documents Continued.

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