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The School of Social Work Director of Communications and Marketing will provide strategic and creative marketing and communications leadership. A collaborative leader for the School, the director helps set the tone and tells the story of the number one school of social work to prospective students, current students, donors, alumni, the general public, the media and the social work profession. The director is responsible for building, leading and serving a team of creative professionals (currently 2 at 100% FTE and 2 at 50% FTE). The director also serves as a member of the School's senior leadership and reports to the dean.
Lead the development and implementation of multi-channel marketing and communications strategies, ensuring an integrated approach across all media and platforms.
Work with leadership to develop and implement strategies aimed at increasing enrollment, donor and alumni engagement, enhancing the profile of the faculty; and positioning the school as the leader in social work education.
Oversee operations for all digital and print publications, writes original content and advises on design for all digital and print publications.
Collaborates with the Web Office Manager to help leverage and optimize the SSW website. Works with content owners to update copy and design.
Cultivate data-driven, high-impact and results-oriented marketing practices to increase enrollment of a high-achieving and diverse student body.
Oversee and leverage technology utilizing a variety of platforms and mediums including best practices in social media, web design/development integration and email. Ability to both produce and to delegate to team members.
Advise the dean on sensitive and strategic issues.
Lead and implement, with the Web Office Director, the internal communication plan including email and the SSW forum.
Manage the marketing/communication team as well as freelance writers, photographers, videographers, guest editors and copy editors as needed.
Serve as the School's brand manager.
Undergraduate degree in a related field desired; minimum of 8+ years of progressively responsible communications/marketing experience with a record of developing and implementing marketing/communications plans, including branding, public relations, website development, and social media. Experience in higher education is desirable.
Expertise in multiple marketing and communications channels, including print, web communications, digital and social media, and advanced technologies.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including through marketing and communications.
Experience managing a team, including motivating staff, inspiring teamwork, and taking a leadership role.
Excellent speaking, writing and editing skills.
Experience conducting market research, data analysis and data interpretation.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
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