Assistant Vice President of Communications & Marketing

Assistant Vice President of Communications & Marketing
Job ID: 20498
Location: Hunter College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The Assistant Vice President of Communications and Marketing is responsible for presenting the
College's accomplishments, activities, and priorities to a wide variety of external and internal audiences through vehicles that include the media, marketing collateral, advertising, e-mail, social media, the Web, and internal publications. The Assistant Vice President is charged with generating positive media coverage about the college, developing marketing efforts and materials to recruit higher quality graduate and undergraduate students, and raising money from alumni and foundations, as well as with improving internal communications among Hunter College faculty, staff, and students. The Assistant Vice President reports to the President and serves as a communications and marketing liaison with all other senior staff. In conjunction with senior staff, s/he will develop the core marketing messages for the College and ensure that they are presented clearly and consistently through all external and internal communications.
Responsibilities include:
- Improve the public image of Hunter College so that it yields increased alumni giving and major gifts, better faculty, and higher quality students.
- Set media relations strategies and plans.
- Direct all aspects of media relations to further the goals of the President and the college.
- Serve as chief spokesperson for the college.
- Media train key faculty and staff.
- Serve as liaison with public relations agencies.
- Manage crisis communications.
- Recruit and supervise a group of full- and part-time writers, graphic designers, and student interns.
- Oversee preparation and content of official speeches given by the President and other senior administrators.
- Review camp us-wide and external communications, marketing materials, and Web sites to ensure they fit in with the overall Hunter marketing plan.
- Responsible for the President's major cam pus-wide internal and external communications, such as the Open Line and the President's major speeches.
- Implement strategies that promote a consistency of communication and branding in all campus materials and communications.
- Evaluate advertising opportunities and work with other departments to determine the best advertising strategies for the college.
- Serve as the point person for the Princeton Review Best Colleges Guide. Ensure they receive the most up-to-date descriptions about the college.
- Produce brochures and other marketing materials to support Hunter's efforts to sell the college to potential donors and others.
- Use social media to drive awareness of and attention to events, speeches, and other College activities.
- Assume primary responsibility for maintaining the Hunter College News Web site, including the faculty database.
- Improve use of the Web and e-mail to disseminate Hunter news and information college-wide and enhance the "brand" for marketing and recruiting purposes.
- Perform other related duties, as requested, to support the President and help meet the college's public relations, marketing, and fundraising goals.

This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.
Bachelor's degree and at least ten years of demonstrated success within marketing and/or communications are required. The successful candidate must have proven organizational and communication skills (oral and written); ability to motivate, manage multiple projects, and partner with key personnel throughout the College. The candidate must be an intelligent, articulate individual with a high energy level and drive. Candidate must have supervised a professional communications staff and have a strong record of accomplishment planning and directing an integrated media relations and communications program (print and electronic) that includes editorial, design, advertising, and photography. Experience with marketing, print production, and video production functions highly desirable.
- Candidate must be a creative, strategic thinker with excellent planning and analytical abilities and demonstrated administrative, leadership and interpersonal skills
- Experience with crisis communications and serving as institutional spokesperson in a wide variety of situations required
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to many kinds of audiences, including the media
- Experience writing speeches and/or supervising this function
- Candidate will have worked closely with an organization's top executives and have successfully managed freelancers and consultants
- Experience with fund raising and alumni communications a plus

Assistant Vice President

Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website and following the CUNYfirst Job System Instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account. To search for this vacancy, click on Search Job Listings, select More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs and enter the Job Opening ID number. The required material, as stated on the CUNYfirst vacancy notice, for the application package, must be uploaded as ONE file in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The search will continue until an appropriate candidate is found.

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