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Assistant Director, Marketing and Advertising

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About CCRI and the Role

Position Title

Assistant Director, Marketing and Advertising


Marketing & Communications

Position Category

Staff - NonClassified

About CCRI

The Community College of Rhode Island is New England’s largest community college, and a nationally-recognized leader in catalyzing student success and achievement for recent high school graduates and returning adults alike.

We provide affordable, open access to higher education, and we deliver on our mission to offer all students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth.

Diversity is our strength. We champion equity, and we celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff whose demographics are reflective of our diverse student body. To learn more about our employees’ values and what it means to work here, learn about our Guiding Principles here .

Job Summary

Serve as the primary marketing strategist and manager for the college’s strategic enrollment goals. Strategize, create, develop, implement, and manage targeted recruitment and retention campaigns that align with the college’s enrollment goals and strategic plan. Partner with Admissions and Enrollment Services on recruitment efforts and campaigns. Assist the Director of Marketing and Communications in development of marketing and advertising initiatives for the college. Strategize, create, develop, implement, and manage integrated marketing communications via traditional and digital technologies that support the recruitment and retention of students. Identify marketing challenges and opportunities, and recommend strategies for marketing college-wide efforts that serve to enhance and strengthen the college’s mission. Manage Social Media Coordinator and Videographer, and serve as lead creative director on all photography and video shoots to ensure alignment and cohesion with college brand and visual standards. Coordinate market research activities, and monitor marketing and branding data outcomes to ensure coordination of efforts. Work with the Marketing & Communications team and Information Technology staff to support electronic communications and marketing functions.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Strategize, create, develop, implement, and manage extensive, targeted recruitment and retention campaigns that align with the college’s strategic enrollment goals. Act as the point person for Enrollment Services in managing and coordinating weekly recruitment, retention and completion campaigns, including scheduling, marketing and messaging strategy, implementation and outcomes tracking that aligns with the college’s strategic enrollment goals. Partner with Admissions and Enrollment Services on recruitment efforts and campaigns.
  • Develop internal and external recruitment and retention advertising strategies and coordinate media buying with a focus on ROI analysis and increased student engagement. Lead creative development of advertising concepts and creative assets for multi-media projects, including traditional media channels (TV, radio, print, billboards) and new media platforms. Work with graphic designer in the development of visuals for advertising campaigns. Write marketing copy for both print and digital advertising. Lead on-time delivery of all creative assets to media buying partner.
  • Lead creative direction on all video and photography shoots to ensure alignment with the college’s brand and visual standards as well as project concept and goals.
  • Manage integrated marketing campaigns that positively increase the college’s brand and align with the college’s strategic plan. This includes creating targeted messages for internal and external stakeholders and utilizes communications tools such as segmented email marketing, social media, advertising, text messaging, the college’s website and use of on-campus digital channels.
  • Draft, create, and execute internal marketing campaigns, collateral, and messaging within the college. Serve as lead branding and marketing advisor for all departments within the college, with first priority for Enrollment Services and Admissions. Serve as project manager for all internal marketing and promotion requests that are received by the department.
  • Establish and maintain a consistent and effective college voice across all communications channels, including social media, the college’s website, collateral materials, advertising, and digital channels.
  • Creative modern, efficient marketing concepts and promotional activities that support key college initiatives, including fundraising opportunities, alumni engagement, and workforce development.
  • Develop campaign effectiveness strategies that maximize return on investment, increase student engagement, and yield data that can be applied to future campaigns.
  • Manage the development, strategy, and content of official college social media platforms to ensure quality, maximum exposure, and engagement. Manage Social Media Coordinator and review and approve all content and captions prior to posting. Identify new social media platforms, content, and tactics to remain current in the marketplace and up-to-date with trends. Continue to identify and provide solutions for posts that may cause concern as it relates to public relations, crisis communications, or dissatisfied members of the college community. Identify best practices for collecting and evaluating social media data to improve engagement and advertising opportunities.
  • Utilize thorough market research to identify new and effective ways to reach out and promote the college’s brand position to key audiences and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate video projects with college videographer. Write video scripts and storyboards. Identify, schedule, and prep subjects. Oversee production and post-production, including the editing process and approving final overall narrative.
  • Attend special programs and events as requested for public relations purposes. Serve as project manager for special events’ marketing needs, including but not limited to commencement, Opening Day, Professional Development Day, and Path Days.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • Supervises full-time and part-time marketing staff, support staff, interns, and student workers.
  • Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of five to seven years of full-time employment in marketing or communications.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective electronic communications; including the design and development of print and electronic marketing campaigns that include the use of leading edge technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in the creative development of advertising concepts; corporate identify/brand design and marketing management
  • Demonstrated paid media-buying and social media experience
  • Demonstrated outstanding research, writing, editorial, and listening skills
  • Demonstrated effective communications skills including the ability to convey complex subject matter clearly and accurately
  • Demonstrated successful project management and superior organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a deadline-oriented environment
Competencies and Desired Qualifications


Position Details

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Pay Grade

PSA 14

Salary Information

Anticipated starting salary based on experience: $70,000-$80,000


Full-time employees enjoy an array of benefits, including:

• Comprehensive Health Benefits and Rewards for Wellness Incentives
• Paid Time Off
• Parental Leave
• In-State Tuition Waivers
• Legal Care Insurance

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Reports To

Director of Marketing and Communications

Permanent/Limited position


Position End Date

Academic/Calendar Year


Work Schedule Information

Non Standard, 35 hours per week

Campus Location

Primarily located at the Warwick Campus

Civil Service List position

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

If attaching a resume complete with education history and/or employment history, please
disregard these sections within the online application.

Finalists may be required to provide official college transcripts.

Disability Accommodations

CCRI is committed to ensuring the full participation of all applicants throughout the recruitment process. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you should require an accommodation during the application process, please notify the Department of Institutional Equity and Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting by calling (401) 825-2311 or emailing

EEO Statement

CCRI prohibits students, employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors (collectively, “community members”) from engaging in discrimination and harassment based on any individual’s race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected characteristic. This prohibition applies to CCRI’s educational programs and activities—including admissions—as well as all employment actions, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, and benefits. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to CCRI’s Title IX Coordinator at

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report campus crime data, support victims of violence, and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put into place to improve campus safety.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * In order to improve CCRI's advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity. Please be specific when using website or publication names (example: LinkedIN, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.).

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents



The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs. We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.

CCRI offers the lowest tuition of any college in the state, and we’re dedicated to providing open access to Rhode Islanders who want the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to enter high-quality careers or transfer to four-year institutions.

From its modest beginning with 325 students in 1964, CCRI has grown to include four full-service campuses and two satellite campuses, serving approximately 18,000 students. Campuses are located throughout the state in Lincoln, Providence, Warwick and Newport.

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