Illinois State University — Assistant Director for Online and Campaign Communications

Position Summary:
The Assistant Director for Online and Campaign Communications operates under the directives of the University editorial and visual standards manuals and works closely with the Executive Director of University Marketing to plan, develop and implement marketing strategies for the University with an emphasis on those related to social media, campaign communications, University Advancement, and philanthropy. Also works with writers, editors, photographers, and production staff to assure desired outcome of final project. The position deals with various members of the campus community in a meeting environment.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Four (4) years on the job experience
  3. Two years of work in communications-related field within fundraising department at a college or university.
  4. Strong appeal-letter writing and editing skills.
  5. Ability to plan, develop and create strategic plans for social media and online programs.
  6. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Social media management experience for a college or university
  2. Experience with fundraising communications in a college or university environment with an emphasis on campaign communications.
  3. Demonstrated ability to participate as a team member in the creation of graphic designs for print, web, and multimedia utilizing the appropriate software.
  4. Good organizational and interpersonal skills.

Application Process:
To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), cover letter, and a PDF of Communications Portfolio Pieces must be submitted online at no later than March 15, 2017.

Illinois State University:
Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 72 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 42 masters, 2 specialist, and 10 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 79th among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in fall 2015 and has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Bloomington-Normal Community:
Illinois State University is located in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and is located within easy driving distance of the financial and business centers in Chicago and St. Louis. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, and traffic and commute. In 2016, Huffington Post named Bloomington one of the “11 Amazing Cities You’ve Never Thought To Live In, But Should.” Bloomington was also recently placed on’s list of 100 Best Places to Live.

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Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.