Director, Marketing and Communications

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Director, Marketing and Communications

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Marketing & Communications

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

The Division of Marketing & Communications tells the story of Texas A&M and promotes and protects the Texas A&M brand. We achieve our goals through:

  • Messaging - We work with peers across campus to develop, distribute and assess messaging about Texas A&M's global impact in preparing future generations of leaders and improving lives through discovery and outreach.
  • Branding - We maintain the University Brand Guidelines and provide tools and resources for our campus partners.
  • Brand Oversight - We oversee licensing, trademark management and corporate business development relationships to maximize their commercial benefit to the university.

For more information, please visit us at https://marcomm.tamu.edu/

What we want

The Director, under general direction, provides leadership for planning, directing, and evaluating operations in marketing and communications. Provides oversight of marketing and communications strategic planning and development, activities, and program administration. Functions as departmental liaison to internal and external constituents and represents Mays Business School on various school and university committees. Aligns to brand standards and communications protocols. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ten years or more of progressively responsible experience in marketing and communications; leading a team of multi-disciplined professionals and responsible to a diverse range of customers or clients

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding
  • Excellent communication, strategic, and creative skills
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a team of communication professionals

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Advanced Degree in Journalism, Communications, or Marketing
  • Minimum of seven years of institutional advancement experience in a higher education setting
  • Diversified experience in digital media channels is strongly preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Marketing and Communications Leadership - Provides strategic vision, leadership and budgetary oversight for the school’s marketing and communications functions. Collaborates with marketing and communications functions and academic and administrative organization units of Texas A&M University. Builds the Texas A&M University and Mays Business School brands through identifying and reaching target audiences with measurable outcomes. Serves as the public relations advisor to the Dean. Provides advisory and special-event-planning support to alumni relations and development.

  • Marketing and Communications Team Management - Recruits, retains, develops and directs a strong team to be responsible for the school’s marketing and communications activities, including media relations, web/electronic communications, social media, publications, internal communications and special events. Reviews and approves key school publications, electronic communications and promotional material. Serves as primary contact for contracted marketing and communications services, such as agencies and freelancers.

  • Public Relations and Advancement - Represents the school with state and local government units (as requested by the Dean, University and/or System) and community organizations/agencies (private and public) for the benefit of Mays Business School public relations and fundraising efforts. Represents Mays Business School on university-wide communications and development councils/committees, as assigned. Attends meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops and other professional development activities to stay abreast of the most effective and efficient communications and development practices. Serves on the school’s crisis communications team and serve as the point person for external communications during times of crisis at the school. Serve as spokesperson for the school (as requested/aligned upon by the Dean).

  • Brand Management - Oversees the continuous improvement of the unique value proposition and brand of Mays Business School and the units within. Ensures alignment with Texas A&M University’s brand guide with the use of the school’s mark (logo) in all instances. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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