Marketing & Communications Director (id:70559)

at University of Maine in Orono, Maine, United States

Job Description

Statement of the Job: The Marketing and Communications Director provides leadership for the team of University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff responsible for the marketing and communications for UMaine Cooperative Extension. This full-time position will provide strategic direction for UMaine Extension marketing and communication efforts, serve as the supervisor of the UMaine Extension Communications and Marketing Team and develop and implements effective marketing strategies for UMaine Extension. The successful candidate will also be asked to assist with related duties that are deemed appropriate to accomplish the outreach mission of UMaine Extension. Typical hiring range for this position is $45,000 to $55,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. * Complete Job Description About the University: The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels. Further information about UMaine can be found at The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples. UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here. Qualifications: Required: * * Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and approximately five years of relevant experience. * Organizational and customer marketing knowledge and experience and demonstrated success * Marketing and communications knowledge, experience and demonstrated success * Knowledge of University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Land Grant universities * Prior experience in higher education or nonprofits marketing and communication design and deployment * Effective oral, written and electronic communication skills * Proficiency with video production and editing. * Independent work skills and multiple task management skills in an autonomous work environment as well as teamwork skills and ability to achieve and document measurable results * Demonstrated leadership, management, organizational, and facilitation skills, including strict attention to work project details and conflict management skills * Demonstrated positive supervisory experience * Ability to travel both in and out-of-state normally requiring a valid driver’s license * Ability to occasionally lift 30 to 50 pounds Preferred: * MS in Communications (or closely related field) with at least two years of experience * Fluency in MS Office and Google Suite, Salesforce (or similar database), MailChimp (or similar email client) and social media platforms * Experience with customer relationship management tools * Ability to multitask, organize, prioritize and work within deadlines. * Ability to be professional and able to communicate information accurately and effectively. * Ability to display independent judgment, initiative and sound decision making. * Experience working with diverse audiences and supporting equal opportunity, affirmative action, and civil rights goals Other Information: Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload: 1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position 2.) a resume/curriculum vitae 3.) contact information for three professional references You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Search Timeline is as follows: * Review of applications to begin: October 12, 2021 Interviews to begin no earlier than: October 26, 2021 Tentative start date: December 1, 2021 Appropriate background checks are required.* The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System). Position Title: Marketing & Communications Director (id:70559) Campus: Orono Department: Cooperative Extension – OCES Bargaining Unit: UMPSA Salary Band/Wage Band: 04 Location: Orono, ME Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months) Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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Job Posting: JC192655338

Posted On: Sep 18, 2021

Updated On: Sep 22, 2021