University of Northern Colorado — Assistant Vice President for Communications and Marketing

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC), a Carnegie-classified doctoral/research institution, invites applications and nominations for the assistant vice president for communications and marketing to walk in as a strong and respected leader to influence and help shape a newly formed advancement team.

The Communication and Marketing teams in University Advancement support, trumpet and promote the work of the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and its people. In partnership with the Office of Admissions, the colleges, the Graduate School and Extended Campus, and many other individuals and areas, the staff help to drive and support student recruitment, advance understanding of the university’s contributions to the lives of its students, alumni, community and state, and much more.

The AVP will be an innovative academic marketing expert with the proven leadership and administrative skills that will help continue a long history of excellence within the college and the university, igniting passion and enthusiasm for a newly envisioned path forward.

The ideal candidate will be a creative, inspiring and energetic leader who can advance UNC’s mission. The new leader will report to the vice president of university advancement and will serve as a senior member of the University Advancement leadership team. The AVP will work with the university community to shape, communicate and manage UNC’s message and brand. The assistant vice president for communication & marketing will lead the development and execution of outcome-based communications and marketing strategies in support of the university’s strategic plan and goals. Another critical goal will be guiding the implementation of the Strategic Enrollment and Student Success Plan which aims for UNC to leverage its teacher/scholar model and integrated network of coaching and support resources to attract and provide students with the education, experiences and opportunities they need to succeed and achieve their desired outcomes. 

Founded in 1889, UNC is highly regarded for prestigious programs and an innovative faculty of teacher-scholars who are committed to student success. The university is a Carnegie-classified D/PU – Doctoral Professional University institution that educates approximately 12,500 students from 50 states and 49 countries. It offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs in a broad array of academic disciplines at its 260-acre main campus in Greeley, at satellite campuses and online. Acclaimed for its expertise in education, business, health sciences and performing arts, UNC is also a recognized leader in community and civic engagement. About 500 full-time and 300 part-time faculty members deliver world-class instruction, pursue cutting-edge research and creative activities and provide exemplary service among five colleges. 

Located in Greeley, the university is just an hour’s drive north of Denver. The greater Greeley area’s population of 100,000 enjoys a variety of activities – shopping, athletics, local festivals, nightlife, a symphony orchestra and theater along with UNC’s NCAA Division I athletics.

Nominations, expressions of interest and applications are invited and requested as soon as possible. Interested individuals should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position and a resume. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University of Northern Colorado consultants, Kim Brettschneider and Rachel Bieniek at CommunicationsUNC@wittkieffer.com. The leadership profile can be found at www.wittkieffer.com. 

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Title IX employer that is committed to a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body. UNC prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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