Executive Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Affairs

Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Oregon Tech is seeking applications for an Executive Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Affairs in the Marketing, Communications, and Public Affairs Department. This is a 12 month, full-time position located on the Oregon Tech campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Oregon Tech offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits including comprehensive healthcare, a generous retirement package, and significant tuition discounts at the seven public universities in Oregon. The Executive Director is a visionary and innovative leader who is responsible for developing and implementing strategic and integrated communication, marketing, and branding plans that: differentiate Oregon Tech from its competitors; promote the Oregon Tech brand; and enhance Oregon Tech’s reputation as the premier Polytechnic University in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. Additionally, the Executive Director is responsible for balancing communications, providing strategic guidance, and cultivating collaborative relationships across the various University departments. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, communications, or a related field.
  • At least seven (7) years of experience demonstrating comprehensive knowledge and understanding of public relations, promotions, marketing, writing, editing, communications, and project management.
  • Experienced at presidential and senior-level speech writing.
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic marketing and communication plans.
  • At least four (4) years of project, budget, and personnel management skills.
  • An understanding of social media, blogging, and advocacy campaigns and their application to students, alumni, donors, and partners.
  • Strong media relations, executive and internal communications, management, and crisis communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and articulating ideas clearly and succinctly.


  • Ten (10) years of experience in public relations, promotions, marketing, writing, editing, communications, and project management.
  • Work experience in higher education.
  • Graduate degree in journalism, communications, or related field.
  • Expertise in content marketing.
  • Strong skills in analyzing information, situations, practices and procedures to define problems, identify relevant concerns and formulate logical and objective conclusions and recognize alternatives.
  • Excellent strategic planning and resource management skills with demonstrated experience administering a complex operation with multiple objectives and points of view with limited resources.

How to Apply: To review the full posting and to apply, visit https://jobs.oit.edu/postings/4650. For questions about this position please contact Search Committee Chair Rebecca Burkeen at Rebecca.burkeen@oit.edu. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Oregon Tech is an AA/EEO/Vets/ADA employer.

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