The University Communications and Marketing Department (UCM) at Southern Arkansas University is seeking a Director of Marketing and Communications.
Duties: Lead a full-time staff of communications professionals, part-time graduate assistants and student workers; represent UCM at campus committee and leadership meetings; disseminate appropriate information to UCM staff; prepare bid contracts; work with regional printing vendors; maintain SAU marketing budget and UCM administrative budgets; oversee Copy Center inventory, service contract/maintenance of copiers and other equipment; complete employee reviews; coordinate with regional media outlets and other marketing vendors; coordinate with administration, UCM staff, college deans and department chairs to plan and facilitate implementation of marketing campaigns; help facilitate an approval process which maintains the University’s marketing brand; assist in copy editing and design updates; assist in media relations inquiries; be a spokesperson for the University as needed and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field required; ability to coordinate and communicate effectively with employees working remotely is critical to the position; master’s degree in marketing, communications, public administration, or related field preferred; organized with a detail- and goal-oriented mindset; possess time- and stress-management skills; excellent written and verbal skills; management experience; experience with Adobe Creative Suite and project management software; knowledge of bid contract preparation under the Arkansas State Purchasing guidelines; experience in higher-education marketing/communications or enrollment management. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information of three (3) references to HR@saumag.edu or the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. University, MSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. AA/EOE. Non-listed references may be contacted.