POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Associate Director for Communications
University Communications and Marketing
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The Office of University Communications and Marketing at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking qualified applicants for an Associate Director for Communications. This is a continuing, 12-month administrative professional position.

Duties: Manage the development and distribution of information that tells the university’s story across multiple platforms; work collaboratively within University Communications and Marketing and with other offices to develop and implement content strategy. Oversee an editorial staff responsible for pro-actively identifying and creating content for internal and external audiences; manage assignments, edit copy, measure effectiveness and ensure that efforts meet university goals and standards. Oversee the development and distribution of information for the news media; respond to requests from the press; serve as back-up to the university spokesperson. Work with departments across campus to build understanding of the importance of effective and targeted communications strategies that align with university goals and messages. Assist the chief marketing and communications officer with executive communications and issues management; represent the office on assigned committees; serve as back-up to the chief marketing and communications officer as needed.

Required Qualifications:

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until August 7, 2017, or until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: Complete application packet must include a letter of application, resume, two relevant writing samples, two multi-media samples, and contact information for three references. Please submit a complete application packet by email to richmond@siu.edu or by mail to:

Associate Director for Communications Search Committee Chair
University Communications and Marketing, Mail Code 6819
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1220 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.