|Description of Work Unit||
The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is one of eight colleges at Colorado State University and is home to some of the most influential creators and innovators on campus. CLA houses twelve departments: Anthropology; Art and Art History; Communication Studies; Economics; English; Ethnic Studies; History; Journalism and Media Communication; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Philosophy; Political Science; and Sociology. The College is also home to the School of Music, Theatre and Dance and three interdisciplinary programs: International Studies, Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts, and the LEAP Institute for the Arts.
The Director of Communications is responsible for developing, implementing, and leading a College-wide strategic communications effort to tell the College’s story in an accurate, authentic, and convincing manner. The Director of Communications will implement efforts in digital, print, and social media communications as well as public relations and development projects, and is responsible for evaluating communication metrics and analyzing market trends and research findings that inform the College’s marketing communications strategy.
This position is located in the Office of the Dean and reports directly to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. The Director of Communications works in strong collaboration with the Division of External Relations and the College of Liberal Arts leadership team including the Dean, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Director of Development, Director of IT, and others. This position supervises the Digital Media Manger (FTE) and provides leadership to a team of 8-10 departmental communicators and must be skilled in effectively teach engaging strategies to a larger team.
|Required Job Qualifications||
• Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, creative writing, marketing, or a related field.
|Preferred Job Qualifications||
• Demonstrated experience in project management and working with creative teams to create publications and other media.
– Knowledge of writing, editing, proofreading, and tenets of journalism, including AP style.
•Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
|Job Duty Category||Strategy, Leadership, Supervision|
o Develop branding and marketing strategy for the college.
|Percentage Of Time||30|
|Job Duty Category||Public Relations and Outreach|
o Collaborate with DER to identify and write CLA stories/press releases
|Percentage Of Time||20|
|Job Duty Category||Collaboration, Consultation, Training|
o Build communications capacity within departments by offering training, consulting, and connecting staff to resources
|Percentage Of Time||15|
|Job Duty Category||Recruitment Communications|
o Collaborate with Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Recruiter, and Creative Services to create recruitment-focused presentations and materials
|Percentage Of Time||25|
|Job Duty Category||Alumni and Donor Relations|
o Collaborate with development team to strategize on development communications, craft content, and identify digital assets for development communications pieces
|Percentage Of Time||5|
|Job Duty Category||Analyze and Monitor Data|
o Track and analyze communications metrics (web, social media, email, etc.) to shape communications strategy
|Percentage Of Time||5|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
To apply, upload individually a letter of interest which addresses the required and preferred qualifications, resume, and the names and contact information for three references familiar with your experience.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Additional materials may be requested in the search process.
|Conditions of Employment||Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)|
|Search Contact||Kathy Phifer, Kathy.Phifer@colostate.edu|
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|Background Check Policy Statement||
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.