Posting Summary: The Curry School of Education seeks a new Communications Director. The Communications Director is responsible for developing, implementing, and updating all aspects of the communications and marketing plan for the Curry School of Education. The incumbent leads the communications team to ensure that the Curry School's communications are current, accurate, and highlight appropriate strengths and vision, including the media relations, digital communications, reputation-building publications, and student recruitment.
A Bachelor's degree is required. Seven years of communications experience is required. At least 2 years of supervisory experience is essential. The proven ability to oversee preparation, production, and distribution of information and marketing materials is essential. The ability to maintain contacts and interact with media, community members and University Leadership is required. Strong quantitative analysis skills and the ability to manipulate data, analyze trends and make projections is essential. Experience with accessing and analyzing market reports and other data is expected. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a diverse group of people is essential. Proven ability to create and implement a plan, assess its success and revise as necessary is required. Knowledge of all Microsoft Office Products is essential. Preference will be given to applicants with a Master's Degree in business, marketing, communications or English. Knowledge of student record systems or student information systems is preferred.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number #0622259, complete the application and attach a cover letter, a resume/CV. This position is open until filled.
For questions about this position or the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: A Bachelor's Degree.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Master's Degree in business, marketing, communications or English
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: - Seven years of communications experience is required. - At least 2 years of supervisory experience is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills. - Ability to maintain contacts and interact with media, community members, staff, and University leadership. - Ability to oversee preparation, production, and distribution of information and marketing materials. - Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills. - Ability to manipulate data, analyze trends and make projections. - Ability to analyze market reports and to access, download, and interpret data in service to school mission. - The ability to work in a fast paced environment with a diverse group of people. - Proven ability to create and implement a plan, assess its success and revise as necessary.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Knowledge of student record systems or student information systems or similar.
Required Computer Applications: Competent in all Microsoft Office suite products.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.