University of Utah Director of Communications in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 02/27/2019
Requisition Number PRN19718B
Job Title Assoc Dir, Marketing & Sales
Working Title Director of Communications
Job Grade G
FLSA Code Executive
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 01691 - Sorenson Impact Center
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range Dependent on experience
Open Until Filled Yes
Directs and oversees operations and strategic planning of Public Relations and Communications functions, including (but not limited to) media relations; Forbes articles, case studies, editorial placement, website content, newsletter, and press releases. Supports the Sorenson Impact Center’s goals and mission. Acts as a catalyst between departments, faculty, staff, students, and external entities to raise the profile of the Center, the David Eccles School of Business, the University of Utah, and the social impact revolution at large.
1.Directs the development and implementation of marketing and communications objectives that are consistent with the Sorenson Impact Center’s goals and objectives and helps manage the film, marketing, events, graphic design, and student program staff leads.
2.Provide strategic direction by setting short and long-term goals and implementing special projects and policies.
3.Facilitates cooperative and collaborative campus, local, national, and global relationships.
4.Markets and promote new and existing programs and services to internal and external customers.
5.Source, brainstorm, write, and edit articles for our Forbes partnership “The Impact Revolution” original content series
6.Brainstorm, ghostwrite, and edit op-eds to support thought leadership within the Sorenson Impact Center (SIC)
7.Work withSICthought leaders to pitch/co-write original articles places with publications such as Stanford Social Innovation Review
8.Write press releases forSICprojects, investments, events, partners, etc. and shepherd them through the approval and release process
9.Write talking points for speeches and presentations
10.Write case studies to be posted on the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers solutionsSICwebsite
11.Manage the SIC’s Think Tank blog: write posts, motivate students and staff to write posts and work with them on editing, post to blog and tag
12.Write newsletter copy or manage/support the fellow who writes the newsletter
13.Manage the social media fellow and review strategies, schedules, and language
14.Write copy for the SIC’s websites (main site,UVFsite, Winter Innovation Summit site, OZ site, etc.)
15.Ghostwrite correspondence, including annual letters included in the annual report,WISwebsite,WISreport, etc.
16.Review and write sections for pitches and grants
17.Edit/review reports and presentations being delivered to clients
18.Liaise with the business school and university communications teams
19.Brainstorm motion graphic scripts and story arcs for visual media
20.Reach out to and manage press at the annual Winter Innovation Summit
21.Help lead discussions and present on communications topics, typically to students and non-profits
Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required. Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.