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Director of Communication

Woodbury University
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Woodbury University invites applications for a Director of Communications. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Architecture the Director of Communications is responsible for developing and implementing a communication plan for the School of Architecture and formulating the school’s messages for use in communicating with the media, the general public (including prospective students, alumni, employers and, donors), the architecture community, and the Woodbury community (students, faculty, staff and Board members). The Communication Director will help determine institutional positioning and will act in an editorial capacity to direct the preparation of significant publications, both printed and electronic.

This position qualifies University sponsored employee benefit plans and programs (e.g., group health insurance, life insurance, tax deferred annuity plan, annual vacation, sick, and paid holidays), subject to the eligibility requirements and conditions of each plan and program.   


  • Communications Plan (20%)
    • Coordinate annual communications calendar.
    • Work with Admissions to identify and communicate recruiting-related events.
    • Coordinate ad campaign to maximize exposure for SoA to prospective students.
  • Content collection and distribution (20%)
    • Hire and coordinate student assistants.
    • Update SoA news and event items on website.
    • Send email blasts through Constant Contact.
    • Produce and send monthly SoA newsletter.
    • Help promote Lecture series + events.
    • Coordinate and distribute public programming collateral.
    • Archive student, alumni and faculty work on an ongoing basis
  • SoA website (10%)
    • Update SoA website pages.
  • Social media plan and strategy (20%)
    • Coordinate posts to all SoA social media feeds.
  • Collaterals (10%)
    • Develop SoA sub-brand – logo, color, font, etc. for all marketing materials.
    • Project manage SoA publications.
    • Coordinate video campaigns.
  • Other Duties as assigned (20%)
    • Collaborating on University Marketing Initiatives.
    • Oversee budget.


  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college/university.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous extensive experience in a management-level position in a public relations or marketing field.
  • Ability to provide the institution with key benchmarks for success in communications and marketing.
  • Excellent written and communications skills. Professional knowledge of the press.
  • Experience in and overseeing print production and in website management.
  • Excellent ability to conceptualize, develop and execute communications (video, printed and electronic) and to maximize their visual impact.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team leadership skills.
  • Experience in art, design or education preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Physical Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Close vision, hearing/listening, and clear speech. 
  • Manual hand/fingers dexterity.
  • Combination of sedentary work, kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting, squatting, standing, etc.
  • Works with/around and has verbal and face-to-face contact with others.
  • Ability to listen and communicate verbally.
  • Ability to operate office equipment.
  • Required sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping.
  • Ability to lift and carry 15-20 pounds (supplies, etc.)
  • Complex reading and writing ability.
  • Analyzing, perception/comprehension and judgment/decision-making ability.
  • Simple to complex mathematical ability.


Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until filled. Submissions should include:

  • Current resume/CV which lists educational and employment history.
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for at least three references

All application materials must be submitted through the Woodbury University Job Board.  Email applications and submissions on third party platforms will not be considered.


 Woodbury University is dedicated to celebrating diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs. All employment decisions for all job classifications will be made on the basis of such factors as education, character, ability, skill and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, parental status, genetic information, membership or non-membership in any lawful organization, or any other protected status.

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