Associate Director of University Communication

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

Date Posted January 29, 2020
Industry Public Relations
Specialty Education
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


Associate Director of University Communication , Indiana State University

The Associate Director of University Communication works as part of a four-person team in the Office of the President & Provost. The responsibilities of University Communication include responding to media requests; preparing news releases; pitching stories to media; publication of a daily email newsletter; publication of a semi-annual print magazine and the President’s Annual Report; Clery Act campus notices; crisis communication; helping prepare the President’s presentations and speeches; and strategizing on how best to promote the President’s messaging and priorities.


A Bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience in journalism or public relations. 

Also strong writing and editing skills; a passion for learning about, and promoting, a university community; and a refusal to settle for “good enough.” 

Job description:

The Associate Director will be a self-starter who finds and produces digital and print content from a dynamic campus community and a loyal alumni base.

The successful candidate will work with the Director on identifying public relations opportunities and challenges, while staying nimble enough to react quickly to unexpected situations.

The Associate Director will use an understanding of media to identify stories and be proactive in pitching them to local, state and national media. The position includes taking the lead in planning and production of STATE magazine. It also entails writing news releases and assisting news media with interview requests.

Meeting deadlines, taking initiative, and adapting to change are routine expectations.

Application Process:

In order to be considered for this position, submit application materials by February 11, 2020. Candidates should apply online Follow the link "Apply for this Job". It will direct you to complete the application and attach the following to the applicant tracking system:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

About the Institution:

Founded in 1865, Indiana State University is a regional residential public institution focused on undergraduate education and offering masters and doctoral degrees in select areas. Classified as an engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation, Indiana State University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service each year since its creation. With 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Indiana State University has the most diverse student population in Indiana.

Indiana State University is located in Terre Haute, Indiana, a city known as the “Crossroads of America” for its position on the National Road (US 40) and the major North-South road US 41. Terre Haute has a great Midwestern esthetic and college-town feel and serves as a regional hub for commerce, arts, sports, cultural events, and medical services. In addition to Indiana State University, the community is home to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, IvyTech Community College, and Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College. Indiana has been recognized for low cost of living and strong fiscal stability. Indiana State University is adjacent to vibrant downtown Terre Haute, with the commute to shopping, food, housing, arts, sports, and entertainment located within 15 minutes of campus. Indianapolis, St. Louis, Chicago, and Cincinnati are easily accessible.

Indiana State University is perennially listed by both Forbes and the Princeton Review as one of the top schools in the Midwest. U.S. News Best Colleges rankings describe Indiana State University as pedestrian friendly and beautifully landscaped, and the university has been recognized by Princeton Review as one the most environmentally responsible colleges. Indiana State University’s commitment to community engagement and public service further distinguishes the institution. Students are motivated to apply both knowledge and creativity with local surrounding communities and counties.

Indiana State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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