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Vice President for Communications & Marketing

Indiana University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Vice President for Communications & Marketing

Indiana University (IU) is seeking an exceptionally innovative, dynamic, creative, influential, and strategic leader to join a dedicated staff and leadership team at one of the nation’s leading universities and serve as Vice President for Communications and Marketing. This is a rare opportunity to lead at a major, multi-campus, university system at a unique inflection point in its storied history. Today, IU spans seven campuses and two regional centers, including nine School of Medicine campuses across the state of Indiana and partner locations around the globe. Together, all parts of the system broaden its impact and make an IU education accessible to more people. A home for bold vision, IU has demonstrated a progressive commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging since its founding and has been dedicated to empowering students and faculty to cultivate meaningful careers, develop lifelong connections, and make an impact on the world. The leadership, vision, and creativity of the Vice President will inspire appreciation of Indiana University.  The successful incumbent will understand emerging trends in higher education, medicine, healthcare, marketing, and communications. 


Reporting to Indiana University’s 19th President, Pamela Whitten, the Vice President for Communications and Marketing is responsible for telling the story of IU and directing IU’s marketing, events, and conference areas through IU Studios—the communications and marketing hub for IU. IU Studios leads and supports University-wide branding, creative and web products, communications, and digital campus design. Studio teams are insights and technology-driven and focused on one thing: creating experiences that lead to a love of IU for life. The Conferences and Events Studio teams create premier brand experiences for the University and offer meeting planning services to faculty and staff at IU and clients worldwide, including IU’s most prominent events like Commencement and Freshman Induction. Learn more about IU Studios.


The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree, although a master's degree is preferred, with a minimum of ten years of executive level, administrative experience, including multi-media experiences in strategic communications, brand marketing, and public relations.


How to Apply


Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC is assisting Indiana University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. For a full application package please provide a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

For a full position profile, please visit: GAA will provide a link to the PD on our website.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Jan Greenwood, Co-Founder, Greenwood Asher & Associates and Vice President & Managing Partner, Kelly

Ashley Hice, Senior Executive Search Consultant



Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.


Campus Safety and Security

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.





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