Dir Of Comm & Marketing, Va-md College Of Vet Med Wanted In Blacksburg

Published 2017-12-24
Expires 2019-06-21
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Dir Of Comm & Marketing, Va-md College Of Vet Med Wanted In Blacksburg
United-states, Virginia, Blacksburg,
Published December 24, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Occupation: Dir of comm & marketing, va-md college of vet med

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Faculty Rank: Lecturer

Posting Number: AP0170329

About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and
outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is
dedicated to InclusiveVT-serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the
Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that
nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in
preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the college's Assistant Dean for Advancement and the
Assistant Vice President for University Relations, the Director of Communications and Marketing will plan, execute, and evaluate a
comprehensive communications and marketing program for the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine that aligns with Virginia
Tech-wide communications, marketing and branding initiatives.

The Director of Communications and Marketing will have a strong record
of progressive experience in today's communications fields, which includes evidence of strong writing and editing, interpersonal skills,
presentation skills, and marketing skills; proficiency in using word processing, image processing, content management systems, and social
media tools; a strong understanding of effective graphic design and branding principles; demonstrated experience using digital media, the
web, online marketing, direct marketing, and social media best practices; and the ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a
dynamic environment. The Director will work as a member of the college's advancement team to promote the overall institutional goals related
to communications, public relations, marketing, fundraising, and alumni engagement.

In addition, the Director will support the
college's faculty and student recruitment and retention efforts. The Director will collaborate with the Assistant Dean of Advancement and
the Directors of the college's two clinical teaching hospitals in Blacksburg, VA and Leesburg, VA and the Director of the Comparative
Oncology Research Center in Roanoke, VA to develop, execute and evaluate effective marketing and promotional strategies for current and
potential clients and referring DVM practitioners.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and relevant experience or master's degree.
  • Demonstrated experience in communications or marketing.

  • Demonstrated understanding of brand development, implementation and oversight involving multiple partners and constituencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive communications or marketing program.
  • Demonstrated
    experience providing strategic development communications and messaging that clearly supports campaign priorities and the college's
    fundraising goals.
  • Demonstrated leadership/management experience and team orientation in a deadline-driven environment.

  • Ability to define goals and objectives, identify target audiences, and develop and implement strategic plans to accomplish and measure
    progress towards communications goals.
  • Ability to effectively and politically navigate a complex, multi-level organizational
    landscape and develop superior working relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in a higher education, independent or professional school, clinical/health care/animal welfare
  • Experience with alumni/volunteer engagement or development initiatives.
  • Strong skills using technology in the
    workplace; familiarity with content management systems, e-mail management, and social media competencies.
  • Experience working with a
    variety of creative communications, advertising, and data analytics.
Employment Conditions:
Must have a
criminal background check

Must have a conviction check: Yes

Employment Comments:

  • Regional and national travel required for the purposes of conducting field research,
    cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, which may include overnights and weekends. Must have the ability and willingness to travel
    utilizing standard, commercial, and/or personal modes of transportation.

Reports to: Allison Davitt and Mark Owczarski

How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates must apply online at target="_blank"> and search for posting #AP0170329. Include with the faculty application, a cover letter, resume, and
list of five references. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process please notify the Human Resources
Service Center, 540-231-9331, [email protected]. A review of
applications will begin after 01/05/18.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty

Appointment Type: Regular

FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year

Percent Employment: Full-time

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

Location: Blacksburg

Department: University Relations

Location Zip Code: 24061

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Job Posting Date: 12/20/2017

Review Begin Date: 01/05/2018

Restricted to university employees only? No

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or
applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race,
religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire
about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or
Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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