Executive Director of Marketing



Capital University (CU) is a private four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school situated in the vibrant city of Columbus, OH and ranked one of the fastest-growing big cities in the nation. CU seeks a skilled marketing executive to lead an aggressive expansion and restructuring of the marketing function resulting in the development of both a brand infrastructure and marketing campaign that will increase Capital’s visibility, name recognition and student representation throughout Ohio and the Midwest. The Executive Director of Marketing is a cabinet member and will report to President Kaufman.

Capital University is a private, not-for-profit, undergraduate institution and graduate school located in Columbus, Ohio. With nearly 43,000 living alumni, Capital has been an agent in shaping engaged citizen leaders who improve their industries, communities and society since its founding in 1830 and charter as a university in 1850. The picturesque, residential campus is located in Bexley, adjacent to Capital’s Trinity Lutheran Seminary. The Law School is located four miles west in downtown Columbus, the 14th largest city in the United States.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of ten years of marketing experience, and five years of progressive management experience in higher education and/or corporate marketing. A Bachelor’s degree in marketing or a closely related field is required. Master’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or a related field is strongly preferred. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Executive Director of Marketing is responsible for the leadership, management, and planning of the marketing and communication strategies. The successful candidate will be a proven leader with experience in brand management, publications, media relations, social media, and strategic communications.



The search committee for the Executive Director of Marketing will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 10, 2023.


Nominations and expressions of interest are encouraged and will be accepted through the application deadline. An appointment is anticipated by June 2023 with a start date to be determined based on the current commitments of the successful candidate.


The search profile, with additional information about the University and the opportunities for the Executive Director, may be found here: https://www.agbsearch.com/searches/executive-director-of-marketing-capital-university


All application materials will be received in full confidence and should be submitted electronically to: 



Applications should include:

  • A letter of interest reflecting on the qualification, experience and traits noted above
  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • The names, email addresses and telephone numbers of five references

References will not be contacted without first securing the permission of the candidate.


Inquiries and nominations should be directed to:


Joy Yablonsky
Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search

(215) 934-1386


Alan Crist, Ph.D.
Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search

(608) 695-0217

CU is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Additional Information about the university may be found at www.capital.edu

Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.