Director of Marketing and Public Relations

About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:

SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.


Job Description:

The Director of Marketing and Public Relations will oversee internal communication, including presidential communication, as well as media relations. This role will provide strategic leadership in creating and delivering timely and relevant communications that engage and inform community members, while furthering the educational mission of the institution and integrating brand marketing strategy to advance the reputation of SUNY Schenectady as a leader in offering a high-quality education and to support its mission to preserve access and success for all community members. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Director is responsible for developing an integrated communications strategy, supporting College-wide priorities, and providing thought leadership for crisis communications.  



Bachelor's degree required in communications, marketing, public relations, or a directly related field. Master's degree preferred.
Minimum of 10 - 15 years of progressively responsible experience in Marketing and Communications required to include a minimum of three (3) years of direct management experience over a team of professionals. Experience in a higher education setting is preferable.
Knowledge of brand development and current marketing and communications trends, including new media channels.
Have a track record of developing and leading successful marketing and communications campaigns that achieve specific, measurable results.


Additional Information:

Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check.

SUNY Schenectady County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identify, disability, or age in admissions, employment, programs and activities.  As an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a commitment to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference, SCCC encourages candidates who can contribute to this goal to apply.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available here.


Application Instructions:

To Apply Submit: 

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter addressing qualifications
  3. A separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development
  4. Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree earned and date conferred or program in progress
  5. Contact information for 3 professional references, with at least one reference being a current or former manager (please note - only the 3 references listed in your Interview Exchange application file can be considered and contacted)

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume.  After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page.


Additional Information:

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Official transcripts and successful completion of a criminal background check will be required prior to appointment. 


Visa sponsorship is not available.