Marketing and Communications Manager

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Posted by Virginia Tech on Monday, May 14, 2018
Working Title: Marketing and Communications Manager
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180143
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: Marketing and Communications Manager reports to the Director and is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan for marketing and communications within Cranwell International Center (CIC). The position will provide leadership and oversight for all marketing and communications, including but not limited to social media, website, data analysis and visualization, grant writing and editing, graphic design, fundraising proposals, annual reporting, storytelling, and a wide range of other strategic-level marketing and communications efforts.
Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, English, or public relations or related area.
  • Professional experience in communications, marketing, print journalism, media relations or other forms of communication.
  • Track record of creating compelling and impactful digital communications that work across various platforms and can be translated into print.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing grant writing and editing, and fundraising proposals.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as highly developed presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and data-driven decision making.
  • Demonstrated experience in the analysis of data and the development of data visualizations.
  • Demonstrated graphic design experience.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing a professional social media account that promotes engagement.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work effectively in a team setting.
  • Commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge or experience with Content Management System (CMS) software, specifically Adobe.
  • Demonstrated experience staging and shooting high-quality photography.
  • Demonstrated experience shooting and editing video.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing a brand.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience with study abroad, international affairs, or intercultural work environments.
Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job: For more information go to jobs.vt.edu and search for posting number AP0180143. The review date is set for 6/11/18.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Anticipated starting salary of $55,000 (commensurate with experience)
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Cranwell International Center
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F, 8AM-5PM
Job Posting Date: 05/08/2018
Review Begin Date: 06/11/2018
Job Close Date:
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 law.

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