We love what we do, because what we do makes a difference at UNC and for UNC students. We are UNC’s Division of University Advancement and we are searching for a Director of News and Public Relations to join our marketing and communications team.
Who We Are: The University of Northern Colorado strives to be a leading student-centered university that promotes effective teaching, lifelong learning, the advancement of knowledge, research, and a commitment to service. As the university’s advancement team, we strive to position donors and volunteers as active leaders in making this vision a reality.
What We’re Looking For: We are looking for an experienced professional who can continually enhance the university’s image through various external communication channels with an emphasis on media management. Our next colleague will oversee and coordinate media outreach and news gathering; proactively pitch and respond to media inquiries; deal with crisis and emerging situations; and engage in strategic communication planning.
Your Role in UNC’s Success: The Director of News and Public Relations serves as the media relations liaison to campus. With a priority of high-level messaging that impacts the institutional mission, this position publicly showcases and supports UNC’s work in educating students and serving the state.
What We’ll Offer for Your Success: Reporting to UNC’s Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communication, the Director is part of a fun, focused and goal-oriented centralized advancement team. You will receive the tools and support to fulfill your responsibilities; the guidance to ensure that your efforts align with UNC priorities; opportunities to work with offices across campus and alumni around the country; and a team of advancement colleagues who value your contribution and celebrate your success.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, or Communications.
In addition to education, the applicant should have at least 5-7 years of experience overseeing or managing public relations and media relations. Working in an institution of higher education is welcomed.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong editing and proofreading skills, and computer proficiency in word processing, photo and design programs are required. A general understanding of NCAA policies and procedures is required.
-Master’s degree in a related field
-Be accredited in public relations
Posting Number E01012
Position Number E99763
Desired Start Date 10/01/2020
Open Date 08/28/2020
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Attach resume, cover letter, and 3 separate writing samples that demonstrate your ability to be successful in this position, such as:
-crisis communication message/plan
-article or feature story
Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.