Job Description: The Executive Director shall serve as the University's principal public relations, communications and marketing officer. This position will serve as the Chancellor's chief communications strategist and will be an important member of the Chancellor's leadership team. The Executive Director will advise University senior leadership on matters related to public relations and messaging. As both a strategist and hands on participant, the Executive Director will be responsible for developing a cohesive vision and communications strategy. The Executive Director will serve as the chief marketing officer for the University, enhancing the institution's mission, visibility and quality. The Executive Director will identify opportunities to showcase University priorities and initiatives internally and externally. This position develops, implements and provides oversight for the integrated marketing communications programs and processes including media relations, strategic marketing, branding, digital communications, print materials and traditional and social media outreach. This position also oversees the University website presence and employs strategic online communication strategies to enhance market position and support enrollment goals. The Executive Director will oversee the communications and marketing services operations and design, develop and provide oversight for the communications, marketing, and public affairs strategic plan.
Miniumum Qualifications: Masters Degree in Public Administration, Marketing, Business Administration, Communications or related field. A background in managing communications professionals, public policy and project management. Experience in building and leading successful and collaborative teams among communications sub-specialties. Strong interpersonal skills, as well as written and oral communication skills, are essential. Must be able to multitask, handle a fast-paced workplace environment, delegate and manage, and engage diverse constituencies.
Preferred Education and Experience: Experience in an administrative role in Higher Education. Practical experience in private sector in a directly related communications role.
Special Instructions to the Applicant: In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references including contact information. Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and three signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Qualifications
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations ...to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.