Director of Strategic Communication and Partnerships

Marian University Indianapolis
Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
As part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University seeks a Director of Strategic Communication and Partnerships. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of the Continuum of Physician Education, this position will promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity.

The Directory of Strategic Communication and Partnerships works with the Department of Clinical Affairs within the College of Osteopathic Medicine to lead overall communication to partners to keep them informed of the strategic direction and goals of the University and the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Director of Strategic Communication and Partnerships is a self-starter with exceptional communication and relational skills. The Director of Strategic Communication and Partnerships needs the ability to create and deliver presentations and also represent Marian University in a positive and professional way to diverse populations. For this reason Microsoft Excel/Word/Publisher skills are essential and creative writing skills would be an asset. The Director of Strategic Communication and Partnerships should be experienced with database development and management. Additionally, this person will collaborate with professionals in various divisions across campus and multiple community partners (undergraduate institutions, hospitals, etc).
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Other Duties May be Assigned):  
  • Actively engages the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values, honoring the legacy of the founding congregation, promoting unity in diversity, and integrating the Catholic Franciscan intellectual traditions in courses, programs, and services.
  • Maximizes communication avenues to align community partners with MU and MU-COM’s strategic initiatives.
  • Assists with consistent voice, tone, and messaging to internal and external stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with marketing, helps maintain and enhance MU-COM’s presence on various Social Media platforms.
  • Maintains an up-to-date database of MU-COM alumni.
  • Coordinates updates and invitations to partners to enhance ongoing engagement.
  • Develops and maintains contact with local residency programs.
  • Maintains and continually updates information on MU-COM website.
  • Coordinates outreach events with clinical partners and MU-COM alumni.
  • Maintains accurate contact information for key partnerships.
  • Creates and sends out a quarterly newsletter to foster partnership alignment.
  • Focuses on creating and fostering partnership alignment with clinical partners, alumni and the community at large.
  • Assists with CME Events as needed in collaboration with the IOA.
University Expectations:
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University.
  • Adheres to Marian University’s policy and procedures.
  • Shows courtesy and respect in interactions with fellow employees, students, subordinates and supervisors.
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues.
  • Meets department productivity standards.
  • Participates in developing department goal, objectives and systems.
  • Assists to establish department measurements that align and support the accomplishment of the University’s Strategic goals.
  • Adheres to the department budget.
Required Qualifications:
Educational Requirements:  
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • To be qualified for this position the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree.

Essential Functions:

  • Work hours necessary to perform job requirements satisfactorily on a regular basis. Manage absence from work in responsible manner to ensure service to clients, work teams, and coworkers. Comply with Marian University policies and practices and seeking clarification of them when necessary.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions. Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.   Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:   Physical Requirements:  
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, equipment, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Limitations and Disclaimer:
  • The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.
  • All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
  • Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on and “at-will” basis.
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How do you think Marian University’s mission, as well as the Catholic Franciscan identity, will support your work as a professor/administrator?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How will the work you do in your role at Marian University be different in light of the mission and identity of the University?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How will you promote the success of those from marginalized groups?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * In what ways will your work promote and support transformational leaders that are trustworthy, healthy, skilled and inquisitive?

    (Open Ended Question)

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