Miami University — Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Job Summary:  Job ID: 5099 – FT – Unclassified (salaried)

The Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMCO) reports to the President and is a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet, which is the University’s senior management team.  The CMCO is charged with providing vision and leadership for university-wide marketing and strategic communications, including public relations and brand strategy.  The CMCO will work collaboratively with all Miami University entities to fully integrate and advance institutional marketing, branding and communications efforts, both internally and externally.  The CMCO will collaborate particularly closely with the leadership of other externally facing offices, including the Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success as well as the Senior Vice President for University Advancement, Director of Institutional Relations and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

A primary goal for the CMCO is to help Miami realize its enrollment and philanthropic goals by advancing an enhanced image of the University regionally, nationally, and beyond, as a premiere institution that prepares academically ambitious students for success in life.  The successful result of these efforts will contribute to: increasing the diversity and quality of Miami’s undergraduate and graduate populations; strengthening its national ranking; raising the visibility of Miami and the accomplishments of its students, faculty and staff, building alumni engagement in the future of the University, as well as establishing Miami as a vital resource locally, regionally, and nationally.

In addition to formal duties, the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer must become an integral member of the Miami and local communities, which will be critical for success, as will integrity, humility, warmth, self-assurance and a sense of humor.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • At least ten years as a marketing and communications professional with significant experience envisioning, developing, and implementing a successful and comprehensive integrated marketing and communications program across an enterprise with multiple constituencies and a wide variety of audiences, is required
  • A demonstrated ability to craft substantive and cohesive messages based on the institution’s strategic goals, communicate them successfully to key audiences, and adapt and adjust as appropriate over time, is required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, are required
  • Superlative interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of education and social backgrounds, and to demonstrate an honest respect for each individual, is required
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Please send all nominations, and inquiries to: Tom Fitch, Partner or Jim Sirianni, Principal at

Submit cover, resume and list of three references to

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