College of Law Director of Marketing and Communications / Senior Communications Manager/S
Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan


Job no: 796787
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 15
Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University College Of Law
Department: College Of Law Dean 10095517
Sub Area: APSA- Pro Supervisory
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, PR/Media/Graphics/Comm/Fund Raising, Professional Supervisory- APSA, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly
Working/Functional Title

College of Law Director of Marketing and Communications.

Position Summary

The College of Law at Michigan State University seeks an experienced and creative leader for the position of College of Law Director of Marketing and Communications . This position plays an important role in promoting the college's mission and achievements by overseeing communications and marketing strategies across a range of platforms.

The College of Law Director of Marketing and Communications develops and implements overall internal and external communications and marketing strategies for the College of Law, aligned with the university's vision, mission, and strategic priorities. This position has responsibility for conceptualizing and overseeing execution of initiatives that reach multiple audiences and helps elevate the college's reputation among potential existing and potential students and scholars, constituents, donors, alums, and employers. Builds visibility and brand through digital and print communications, including website, videos, newsletters, social media, publications and other channels and products. Plans and implements content strategy, public relations, brand management, marketing, advertising, graphic/web design, social media, and production. Develops and implements a strategic integrated marketing and communications plan that includes the use of appropriate metrics to gauge performance and guide improvement. Leads staff of professionals with responsibilities of web management, graphic design, writing/editing and technical functions. Partners with internal stakeholders within the College of Law to help promote the diversity, equity, and inclusion mission and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan. Shapes the College of Law's integrated communication and marketing plan by providing strategic counsel through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. Oversees the delivery of clear, concise copy for internal and external audiences on a broad range of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. Implements strategic communications strategies to amplify our diversity, equity, and inclusion messages.

MSU Law is a diverse and inclusive learning community with around 700 students, 60 faculty members, 60 staff members, 5 librarians, and 7 legal clinics. We offer nationally ranked programs in Intellectual Property and Trial Advocacy, an acclaimed Indigenous Law and Policy Center, as well as the Animal Legal and Historical Web Center. Faculty members lead the academic dialogue in a wide range of fields, including social justice, innovation, and business and regulatory law.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in English, journalism, public relations, marketing, telecommunications or communications, or a related field; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in news media or media relations or in a field which corresponds to the particular department of employment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a master's degree program in English, journalism, public relations, marketing, telecommunications or communications, or a related field
  • Significant skills or understanding in public and media relations, publication production, video production, advertising, graphic design, social media, communications analytics, or web design
  • Application and demonstration of strong editorial judgement
  • Supervisory experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and digital communication skills
  • Experience working in a higher education environment
  • Experience in the delivery of visual and graphic content and presentations in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of best practices for communication to diverse audiences.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy and action plans.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Names and Contact Information for 3 Professional References
Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/Work Hours

STANDARD 8-5

Website

www.law.msu.edu

Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

Bidding eligibility ends July 19, 2022 at 11:55 P.M.

Advertised: Jul 13, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 14, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time



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