Department: The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance) is Rice University's nationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education, and the launch of technology companies. The Rice Alliance marketing director is responsible for several critical areas crucial to the success of the Rice Alliance. These include the marketing and branding strategy, sponsorship, promotions, external relations, and communications activities that maximize engagement and participation in Rice Alliance programs and enhance the perception of Rice Alliance value to internal and external constituencies.
The marketing director is also instrumental to the success of fund raising activities and is responsible for maintaining open and strong relationships with our sponsor base. The Rice Alliance now has over 150 corporate underwriters, members, and sponsors and these groups contribute about $2.4 million to the Rice Alliance each year and comprise 90% of the Rice Alliance budget.
Additionally, the marketing director drives the marketing, communications, and PR activities for the Rice Alliance and Rice Alliance events attended by 3,000 to 4,000 individuals each year. S/he leads the development and implementation of all marketing activities for the Rice Alliance, such as the web site, newsletter, social media, and public relations and serves as the point of contact to those both internal and external to the university.
The ideal candidate will be an energetic individual with the ability to connect with a wide range of constituents from students to corporate leaders. S/he will have an entrepreneurial spirit that allows for innovative and creative thinking to bring projects to completion.
Position Status: Full-Time
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 22315
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