Kutztown University Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA, United States
Oct 20, 2017Full time
The Vice President for Communications, Marketing and External Relations leads the university's communications, brand management and marketing efforts; provides strategic leadership to KU's 21-sport NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic program and sports medicine department, camps and conference services, Pennsylvania German Culture Heritage Center and KU Presents! The position reports directly to the university president and serves on the President's Cabinet. Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in a relevant field. 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in communications, marketing and external affairs, with experience in managing camps, conferences, cultural entities, and athletics. Five years in management at an upper or executive level in a complex organization. Demonstrated track record in brand development and management. Substantial experience in web-based marketing and social media. Demonstrated ability to create and implement successful, large-scale marketing campaigns, lead integrated marketing communications, and build effective media relations. Proven record of people and project management with strong leadership, communications and interpersonal skills. Significant experience in budget development and management Candidate must be a creative, strategic thinker with excellent planning and analytical abilities and demonstrated administrative, leadership and interpersonal skills Experience with crisis communication and serving as institutional spokesperson in a wide variety of situations required Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to many kinds of audiences, including the media Experience writing speeches and/or supervising this function Candidate will have worked closely with an organization's top executives and have successfully managed freelancers and consultants Robust understanding of key issues in higher education and ability to work successfully in a university setting. Preferred Qualifications: Community and/or government relations experience. Athletics management experience. Experience of having worked an institution of higher learning in a leadership position. Supplemental Information: Candidates should provide curriculum vitae, a letter of application to Dr. Warren Hilton, Search Committee Chair, that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described above, and contact information of five references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. These documents must be uploaded with the online application. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge of candidates. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin November 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be expected to provide official transcripts. All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application/resume system ONLY. Please do not fax, mail, or e-mail any documentation. Successful interview, reference checks, background clearances (PA Criminal, Child Abuse Clearance & FBI Clearance), and demonstration of ability are requisite qualifications for all positions. The University is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. Non-Discrimination Statement Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University's Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by e-mail at OCR@ed.gov.