Virginia Tech would like to invite applicants for the position of: Senior Director of Communications, College of Science, Posting # 119044
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Advancement and the Assistant Vice President for University Relations, the Senior Director of Communications will plan, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive communications and marketing program for the College of Science, and aligns those activities with university wide communications, marketing and branding initiatives. The senior director 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 system, and social media tools; must also have a strong understanding of effective graphic design and branding principles and the use of the Internet as a medium of communication; ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment. This position will work collaboratively with the unit's recruiting and student affairs teams to provide information to prospective and current students, positioning the college to attract more students and enhancing effectiveness of student retention efforts. This position will work collaboratively with the members of the unit's advancement team to pursue and promote the overall institutional goals related to communications, fundraising, and alumni engagement.
The College of Science provides the scientific infrastructure of Virginia Tech. Through hands-on learning in classrooms and labs and undergraduate research programs, students' work with renowned faculty to solve complex issues locally, regionally, and globally. The college teaches biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics, as well as innovative areas such as integrated science, computational modeling and data analytics, and nanoscience in our Academy of Integrated Science. The new School of Neuroscience is focused on disorders of the brain as well as mind itself, including decision-making, behavior, and creativity.
Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting #119044. 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, HRServiceCenter@vt.edu. A review of applications will begin after June 13, 2017.
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Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $450 million. The university fulfills... its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.