The Division of Programs in Business is seeking an Associate Director, Public Relations Programs to direct administration of graduate degree and non-credit public relations programs for the department of Marketing and Public Relations in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS). The Associate Director will develop new and improve existing public relations curriculum and programs to deliver relevant educational outcomes for public relations professionals, update curriculum to reflect developments in public relations, reputation management through social media, and the convergence of public relations with other disciplines such as journalism. He/she will also participate in strategic/academic planning and policy/curriculum development, direct student services and adjunct faculty evaluation process; recruit, hire and evaluate adjunct faculty; market programs and recruit students.
Bachelor's degree in a business-related discipline.
Advanced degree in public relations or business-related discipline.
5-6 years' managerial experience or equivalent combination in a relevant field. Must include professional experience in relevant field of business/professional services or higher education. Must have a student-centered service attitude, a collaborate approach to working with faculty and be able to work well with a multi-cultural community of faculty and students. Must have direct familiarity with relevant field.
Experience in the public relations industry and in higher education with program and curriculum development, supervision of instructional staff, budget and staff supervision.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Ability to plan, develop and implement programs and develop retention strategies based on an understanding of the content area. Ability to engage credibly with public relations industry. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing and evaluate programs and instructional staff. Ability to market programs and retain students. Familiarity with emerging technologies.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Practical and substantive understanding of business, particularly in the area of public relations. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute tactically. Must be able to work in a changing environment and practice creative problem-solving.
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