Associate Vice Chancellor for University Communications

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for University Communications. 

Located within the state’s largest city, UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s fastest-growing university and its only urban research university. It offers internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. The faculty, staff and students of UNC Charlotte engage in research, service, and scholarship that directly contribute to the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social growth and prosperity of the city of Charlotte and beyond. With a student body of nearly 30,000  undergraduate and graduate students and more than 3,200 employees, including approximately 1,550 faculty, UNC Charlotte is a driving force for growth, discovery, and innovation while maintaining a culture of personal attention for prospective and current students.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Niles Sorensen, the Associate Vice Chancellor for University Communications serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, providing vision and leadership for all University communications. The Associate Vice Chancellor will lead and grow a transformative team that communicates the University’s story, orchestrates and distinguishes its branding, engages meaningfully with the institution’s advancement initiatives, enhances collaboration within the University’s network of communications professionals, and effectively manages crisis communications.

As the leader of the University’s communications effort and a key member of the institution’s senior staff, the Associate Vice Chancellor for University Communications will support the organization’s significant growth and complexities through strategic communication planning. A strong and visionary leader who is politically astute, creative, entrepreneurial, charismatic, and thrives in a complex environment, the Associate Vice Chancellor will articulate and promote the University’s synergistic relationship with the vibrant surrounding Charlotte metropolitan area.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and expressions of interest electronically and in confidence to:

Jim Sirianni, Partner

Carol Fairborn, Associate

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.