Vice Chancellor of Communications & Public Affairs
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor of Communications and Public Affairs. The University seeks an energetic, collaborative, and engaging communications and public affairs professional with a demonstrated track record of strategic planning, outstanding leadership, and an emphasis on relationship building to serve as its next chief communications officer. The position is a key senior leadership role, which comes at a crucial time for the University. This newly-elevated position will report to the recently-appointed Chancellor, Carol Folt.

This person will be responsible for the strategic management of overall public relations, internal community relations, and public affairs activities for the University. The Vice Chancellor shall successfully interpret and promote the mission of the University to both internal and external constituencies in order to create a climate of public and private support. The Vice Chancellor provides strategic and proactive recommendations on policy and action steps in the management of opportunities, issues and crises affecting the University's reputation and public image. This is accomplished through providing counsel to the Chancellor and other University senior officers and through direct oversight of various University offices including Communications/Media Relations, Community Relations, Web Content, Publication Services, UNC Creative, and WUNC Public Radio.

UNC-Chapel Hill, the nation's first public university, ranks among the world's leading research universities. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 78 bachelor's, 112 master's, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. More than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students learn from a faculty of 3,600. Every day, faculty, staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina's most pressing needs in all 100 counties. Carolina's 282,886 alumni live in all 50 states and more than 140 countries.

Heyman Associates has been retained to manage the search process. Applications and nominations, including a resume and cover letter, should be emailed to T.R. Straub at

UNC-Chapel Hill is committed to affirmative action,

equal opportunity,and the diversity of its workforce.