Director of Communications and Marketing

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Aug 05, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
University of Notre Dame

Director of Communications and Marketing
College of Arts and Letters

The University of Notre Dame ( invites applications for the position of Director of Communications and Marketing for the College of Arts and Letters. The largest and oldest college at Notre Dame, Arts and Letters ( houses the divisions of the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences. It encompasses 500 faculty, 20 departments, more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and more than 20 research centers and institutes. Notable achievements of the past decade include:

• More NEH fellowship recipients than any other research university
• Top 10 nationally in fellowships recognized by the National Research Council
• An average of $9 million per year in federal funding
• A 13-fold increase in social science grants

The Director is responsible for developing, managing, and coordinating internal and external marketing and communications activities for the College. Key responsibilities include:

• Develop and implement strategic marketing and communications plan in collaboration with the leadership of the College.

• Oversee and direct all proactive marketing communications in support of College goals, including high priority print materials, digital communications, and special events.

• Work with the Office of News and Information to develop a robust public relations plan, including key media relationships and coordination of public relations opportunities.

• Identify key events throughout the year and collaborate in their coordination, communication to key audiences, and ultimate success.

• Manage, direct, and lead the Office of Communications with five staff members in service to the mission of the College and the University, including human resources management, supervision, and performance management.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in marketing or communications preferred, experience in higher education / liberal arts background desirable. Experience in public relations and strategic marketing required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to achieve effective collaboration with diverse work and project groups. Must have strong understanding and commitment to the values and mission of the University of Notre Dame. Starting date negotiable, salary competitive.

Application Process:
To view a complete description and apply online with a cover letter and resume, please visit

Applications will be held in confidence by the search committee. The review of materials will begin September 1st and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit

The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity in its staff, faculty, and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community.

The University of Notre Dame is an EEO/AA employer.


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