Director of Academic Communications – SNHU

Oct 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Jobs

Southern New Hampshire University’s College of Online and Continuing Education (COCE) is currently seeking a Director of Academic Communications to promote internal culture through communication and training while growing COCE Academics’ thought leadership presence and reputation for academic quality internally and externally.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Aggressively promote internal culture through communication and training, while growing thought leadership presence externally
  • Design, pilot and implement a methodology to assess the effectiveness of academic communication and training
  • Consult on and/or lead the design, development and implementation of communication plans for selected strategic academic initiatives
  • Build Academics’ reputation for quality internally and externally via an internal NEASC preparation campaign, academic blogs, Academic Spotlights, pursuit of a national award, sharing academic achievements and other activities TBD
  • Provide expertise and guidance in developing and executing strategic communication plans and tactics for COCE Academics initiatives
  • Maintain brand consistency with message and voice
  • Manage a small team
  • Assist with the development of COCE-wide communications as needed
  • Produce accurate, high-quality communications within tight deadlines
  • Incorporate the university’s look, feel and brand in all publications
  • Maintain currency with evolving communication strategies and tools

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English or a related field

Experience with social media and digital publishing, editorial services and crisis communications required

3 to 5 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s preferred; experience in higher education is desirable but not required

Prior management or leadership experience.

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