Director of Marketing and Communication
VA State University Coop Ext & Agri - Chesterfield, VA

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The Virginia State University School of Agriculture is seeking an individual with outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills to serve as our Director for Marketing and Communication. Reporting directly to the Dean, this position is primarily responsible for the assessment, development and management of a dynamic, school-wide media, information technology and communication services system designed to effectively and efficiently market and support the programmatic needs of the school.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position promotes the School of Agriculture's image through public relations activities. Ensures programs and materials promote a positive image of the School's programs and services. Collects data to ensure compliance with the School's and University's Strategic Plans. Prepares materials that promote the School of Agriculture's accomplishments, activities, and educational events. Exhibits personal integrity and a commitment to the goals and objectives of the School of Agriculture and Virginia State University. Identifies media strategies best suited to achieve the public relations program's objectives. Develops and maintains strategic partnerships/collaborations, internally and externally, to further the development and outreach of school efforts. Serves as a liaison with appropriate media personnel and responds to all media inquiries. Assesses and develops a unified strategy for outreach communications and marketing for the School of Agriculture and its component units. Produces and assists in planning School of Agriculture publications to include content and design of the School's internet site, brochures, electronic newsletter, posters, handouts, and alike. Supervises all School of Agriculture media, information technology and communication services staff. Oversees the delivery of IT services for the School of Agriculture. Develops systematic mechanisms to collect and present data and information on the School and its component programs. Represents the School and Dean on appropriate internal and external committees as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Possess Master's degree, (Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred) in business administration, communication technology, adult education, or closely related discipline. Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills. Ability to maintain a positive approach under pressure. Knowledge of public relations, marketing, event planning and publications. Knowledge of coordination and evaluation of public relation programs and marketing strategies. Experience promoting services, events and programs through contacts with a wide range of business and media representatives, local, state and federal officials, and, special interest groups, and/or donors. Experience in supervising highly trained personnel. Possess a proven record of outstanding organizational development and management skills. Ability to relate to a diverse range of clientele. Possess strong creative leadership, oral and written skills and a broad background in a variety of communication technology venues. Proficient with desktop and publishing software programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Requirements

HOW TO APPLY: Virginia State University only accepts applications through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS) at . Emailed and faxed applications will not be accepted. Interested persons must attach a letter of interest, current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references.

List of references are to be uploaded as "Other Documents" required.

Copies of transcripts and three (3) letters of references must be attached to online application or mailed to:

Virginia State University

Office of Human Resources

1 Hayden Drive, Box 9412

Petersburg, Virginia 23806-9412

Your name and the position number (FA411) must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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