Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a world-class research university with distinctive areas of excellence and a culture marked by ambition, passion, and a deep, practical engagement with the challenges facing society. Carnegie Mellon stands among the world’s most renowned educational institutions and has helped Pittsburgh become known as a mecca for technology and the arts. With cutting-edge science, path-breaking performances, hands-on learning, and highly esteemed faculty, CMU places a high focus on creating things.
CMU is seeking an Assistant Vice President, Content & Communications (AVP), to serve as a Chief Content Officer. The person hired for this new position will have the opportunity to develop the stories that capture the spirit and accomplishments of this remarkable institution and establish the most effective channels for sharing those stories to the world. This highly experienced content creator will bring ambition, creativity and a dynamic energy to a collaborative Marketing & Communications Division.
This is the ideal opportunity for a seasoned content and communications expert to join a dynamic and talented team as it implements an ambitious slate of strategic marketing and communications initiatives at a premier academic institution. Reporting to the Vice President for Marketing & Communications, the AVP will demonstrate proficiency across the communications spectrum, from traditional content marketing to fluency in new media and the integration of digital content. A track record of successfully building and managing a team is essential in this role. Ideal candidates will bring an extensive media relations background with national press experience; a deep understanding of digital media; and exceptional writing and editing skills to this role.
The AVP will be:
A partner and ambassador for the Marketing & Communications Division to all corners of Carnegie Mellon University;
A diplomatic and effective consensus-builder who can leverage the stories of CMU’s seven schools and colleges in the elevation of the University’s profile in the national press;
A collaborative and nimble leader who can further the division’s strategic priorities effectively and efficiently, while guiding and inspiring a team;
An active listener and open communicator who can steward large projects successfully across a complex system and with various stakeholders; and
An effective strategist who can identify and activate the many stories and successes across the CMU spectrum under an institutional voice.
To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Anne Norton, Search Director at