Communications/Editorial, Marketing, Public Relations
Oversees a broad range of communications functions that includes directing AASCU’s media relations program and its social media platforms strategically designed to raise the association’s national profile and that of its members among key stakeholders; serves as managing editor of the association’s quarterly magazine; develops marketing plans for AASCU programs and services in support of AASCU’s strategic priorities; manages certain content on the AASCU website, executes communications strategies that showcase AASCU as a leading voice in public higher education.
This position reports to the Vice President for Communications and Public Relations and supervises the Editorial Services Manager.
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred in communications, public relations, journalism, or a directly related field.
Minimum 8-10 years of professional experience in communications, public relations or marketing, preferably in non-profit higher education.
Director of Communications should possess:
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Proven success working effectively with news media.
Demonstrated success earning media placements in national, state, and higher ed media.
Strong conceptual, planning and organizational abilities; attention to detail and effectiveness in managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong analytic, problem solving and strategic thinking skills.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
Effective interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a variety of work styles to accomplish divisional and association goals.
Experience/comfortable with a variety of computer software, social media channels and Internet technology.