IANR Communication Director

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

Date Posted September 05, 2019
Industry Academia
Specialty Education
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $75,000 to $80,000
Website http://employment@unl.edu


Communications Director – University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The IANR Communications Director is responsible for developing, implementing and leading effective internal and external communications strategies for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) that communicate the vision and work of the institute both domestically and internationally. The Director works with the IANR Vice President/Vice Chancellor, IANR administration and IANR units to develop effective strategy. It will have the opportunity to increase overall awareness and build the brand of IANR within the University, the state and beyond. The Director must build and maintain close collaborative relationships with administrators, communications staff and faculty throughout the university system and across the state. The communications director is also responsible for ensuring all communication and marketing efforts within IANR are coordinated and will functionally supervise PR staff across IANR. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communications or related field plus five years of professional, progressively responsible and directly related experience in any combination of marketing, communications or public relations roles with experience demonstrating abilities in public relations and organizational communication. Experience working with senior leaders. Experience integrating communication efforts in choreographed manner. Experience with communications strategy development, implementation and evaluation. Experience implementing a strategic communications plan utilizing social media outlets. Knowledge and experience in effective digital and social media planning, execution and evaluation. Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in current and emerging communications, project management, public relations, marketing, writing techniques and methods. Knowledge and experience writing according to Associated Press style guidelines. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning and resource allocation. Proficiency with computers to include Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, publishing software and apps. Experience must demonstrate excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to multitask with strong attention to detail.  Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. View requisition S_190820 at https://employment.unl.edu for additional details and to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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