Director of Marketing and Communications, Division of Educational Outreach, UNLV

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Director of Marketing and Communications, Division of Educational Outreach 


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director of Marketing and Communications, Division of Educational Outreach [R0107440]



UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us online at: http://www.unlv.edu



The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.



The Division of Educational Outreach (DEO) is comprised of six units, Continuing Education, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Community2Campus, Summer Term, Public Lands Institute (PLI) and Cannon Survey Center. Each unit within DEO plays a vital role in DEO’s mission to provide education, research and service to the university and its community. The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of marketing and communication strategies and products for all DEO units and is expected to be the public relations representative for the Division. This position oversees the day-to-day activities of the marketing team and is responsible for managing the administrative, fiscal and staffing functions for the marketing unit.


The Director will work collaboratively with each DEO unit to increase enrollment and revenues and to enhance DEO’s image. To accomplish this goal, the Director must have demonstrated ability to make data driven decisions and develop and execute operating and strategic plans for the unit that align with DEO and UNLV’s mission and goals.


This position is also responsible for the design and production of the Continuing Education and OLLI catalogs and brochures which are distributed for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The Director will be expected to have the ability to design an effective and appealing catalog that will help boost enrollments while ensuring that the design process is efficient and cost effective.


The Director of Marketing and Communication reports to the Vice Provost for the Division of Educational Outreach and is a vital member of the leadership team. As a member of the leadership team, the Director is expected to provide advice and counsel on marketing and communication issues and must work with each DEO unit to understand and address their marketing needs.



This position requires a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, from a regionally accredited college or university in Marketing, Communication, Public Relations, Advertising or other related field. A minimum of six years of comparable professional experience is required with some experience with higher education groups or clients, media and private sector. At least three years of supervisory experience is also required. The candidate must have advanced knowledge of and experience in marketing, public relations, advertising and communication and knowledge of operations of higher education institutions. Previous marketing experience in continuing education or extended learning environment and demonstrated ability to develop and implement marketing strategies to drive enrollment is highly desirable. The ideal candidate must be innovative and creative, have a strong knowledge of the publication process and must have the ability to lead the graphic design process. The position requires excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage program budgets and experience with fiscal oversight. This position requires a self-starter with a very positive, optimistic attitude, who easily and meaningfully engages others and who fully embraces diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.


Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to provide a portfolio of work.



Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.


Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on February 12, 2018 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Tami Langohr, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online (https://www.unlv.edu/jobs) as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.



UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, ” R0107440” in the search box.


If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.



UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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