Director of Strategic Comms & Marketing

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 29 Mar 2023

Appointment of Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing

Maynooth University, a vibrant place of research and learning for more than 15,000 students and nearly 1,300 staff, is one of the fastest growing universities on the island of Ireland, with ambitious plans for its future. Located in Ireland’s only university town, on a beautiful campus with 18th century roots, the University is a place of lively contrasts—a modern institution, dynamic, research-led and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions.

The University is creating a new senior role within an expanding Office of External Relations at a time of exciting growth and change at MU. They are seeking an experienced, creative and dynamic Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing to lead the development and delivery of effective and integrated communications and marketing strategies in support of the University’s Strategic Plan 2023-2028. The Director will lead the communications, marketing, and digital teams and play a key role in building out an evolving university-wide approach to service delivery in line with the University’s scaling needs and goals. The Director will lead an ambitious agenda to define and enhance the University’s reputation and brand with external stakeholders nationally and internationally. By bringing new ideas and a keen understanding of current trends in higher education marketing and communications, the Director will lead a content strategy and implementation plan for the University across its myriad platforms, PR and outreach activities, campaigns, digital channels, publications, collateral, partnerships and events.

Lansdowne Executive Search has been retained by Maynooth University to manage this recruitment process. 

For further information, including details on how to apply, please contact Seán McDonagh, Partner, Lansdowne Executive Search on or 087 7961062.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 29th March 2023.

Candidates for this post will be sourced through both advertising and executive search processes.

 Maynooth University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourages applications under all 9 grounds of the Employment Equality Acts.

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