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Assistant Director for Communications & Marketing Initiatives
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jan. 5, 2023
Title Assistant Director for Communications & Marketing Initiatives
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department VPSL Campus Living
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Graphic Design/Marketing
    Communications/Public Relations
The Assistant Director for Communications & Marketing Initiatives is primarily responsible for planning, producing and implementing communication and marketing initiatives and programs for the department.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Refine and implement the department’s communications and marketing strategic plan.
  • Provide expertise on strategies, techniques and products.
  • Develop and promulgate a unique and sustainable identity for UB’s on-campus housing that allows it to achieve its business strategic plan and ensure customer satisfaction.
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Communications, English, or a related field.
  • Two years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of communications, marketing or a related field in a customer-service oriented setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals and organizations.
  • Strong attention to detail; proven team player with demonstrated excellent presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant software applications and an understanding of print, video, web and social media processes; working knowledge and experience with a web content management system.

Preferred Qualifications

  • More than three years’ of relevant experience, preferably within the field of higher education marketing and/or communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a large environment; exhibiting self-direction and initiative.
  • Demonstrated experiences as a professional communicator applying both skill and theory.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing content for multiple social media outlets and experience in optimizing content for various channels and audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in utilizing assessment data to support marketing and communication initiatives; ability to identify marketing opportunities and develop strategies and creative marketing solutions.
  • Working knowledge of design software, photography skills and experience in using digital display programs, such as RiseVision.

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