Assistant Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs

DATE POSTED:2014-07-11
POSITION TITLE:Assistant Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs
PERSONNEL STATUS:Exempt, Full-time, Regular
DEPARTMENT:Office of Institutional Advancement
CLOSING DATE:2014-07-30
RESPONSIBILITIES:Reporting to Associate Vice President, the incumbent will be responsible for engagement span strategy development, relationship cultivation, and effective execution of communications and government and community relations to elevate, expand, and protect campus image and reputation. Specific duties include: working closely with UMBCís president and other senior leaders to build on a strong institutional track record of national and regional media visibility, including high-profile coverage in U.S. News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, PBS, NPR, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, and Science; managing a team including the Director of Communications, the Director of Arts & Culture, three Communications Managers, a Communications Specialist and a Coordinator; working within a marketing and communications group of 22 people spanning Communications, Public Affairs, Marketing, and Creative Services; working in partnership with the Universityís national media relations counsel; and performing other duties as assigned. A more extensive job description is available at: (https://umbc.box.com/AVPCommPubAffairs )
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Requires a Bachelorís degree (Masterís preferred) and at least seven years experience in communications, with at least two years in work related to the higher education sector. Must have: demonstrated experience working within the media or with reporters; proven ability to lead a team and manage a unit; experience supervising and editing the work of others; experience with crisis communications and issues management; and experience developing and evaluating digital communications.
SALARY:Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION: For best consideration, submit a cover letter; resume; and the contact information for three professional references by July 30, 2014 (resumes will be accepted until the position is filled) to: Search Committee Chair Assistant Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs Office of Institutional Advancement UMBC 1000 Hilltop Circle Administration Building, 8th Floor Baltimore, MD 21250 oiacomm@umbc.edu Note: If submitting application materials electronically, all documents should be contained in one attachment and submitted in Adobe PDF format to oiacomm@umbc.edu .

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