Director, University Communications
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|Functional Title:||Director, University Communications|
|Category Status:||33-Exempt Regular|
|Applicant Search Category:||Staff|
|University Authorized FTE:||1.000|
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
|Position Summary/Purpose of Position:||
The Director of Communications reports to the Chief Communications Officer (CCO) and will play a key role in the planning and implementation of strategic communications to enhance the university’s reputation locally, nationally and internationally. The Director will work closely with the CCO on PR planning, messaging, managing the communications office, providing counsel to university-wide communications staff and assessing measurable impact of the office’s initiatives. The Director will also assist with crisis communications and issues management, as needed, and represent the university and communications organization at a number of internal and external meetings.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Advanced Degree Preferred
University and/or PR agency experience is desirable.
Physical Demands of the Position: This is a primarily a sedentary position involving extensive use of desktop computers. The position does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs. This position may be required to work evenings/nights and weekends as necessary.
For best consideration, please apply by Monday, March 21, 2017.
The salary range for this position is $88,000s to $ 111,000s.
Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.
Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Best Consideration Date||03/21/2017|
This is a primarily a sedentary position involving extensive use of desktop computers. The position does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs. This position may be required to work evenings/nights and weekends as necessary.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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