Rutgers University Libraries — Director of Communications

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Director of Communications for University Libraries. As the chief communications officer, reporting to the Vice President for University Libraries and University Librarian (VPUL/UL), the position directs the marketing and communications program for the Rutgers University Libraries (RUL). As a member of the Libraries’ executive leadership team, this position has a vital role developing strategic directions for Rutgers University Libraries.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Serves as the primary person for formal, system-wide communications as well as a consultant giving support for outreach spanning four campuses – Camden, New Brunswick, Newark, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS).
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive communications program for the libraries that elevates awareness of library services, resources, programs, and initiatives, among key audiences and stakeholders (internal and external) through the strategic and creative use of communication and marketing channels.
  • Responsibilities include writing and provides direction, coordination, and support for communication activities including crisis communications; strategy development; efforts across campus as part of an integrated communications strategy.
  • Works with the Libraries’ Senior Web Designer and Content Producer to ensure consistent and appropriate messaging across platforms.
  • Recruits, hires, and manages new full time team members and student employees in accordance with University policies and negotiated contracts.

Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview.

Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.

Rutgers University requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine. Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Minimum Education and Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates skill, comprehensive knowledge, and understanding, as appropriate, of public relations, promotions, event design and production, marketing, proofreading, writing, editing, public communications, organization, coordination, and project management.

A minimum of five years of relevant experience in a communications, public relations, and promotions/event planning function.

Special Instructions: All applicants please submit 150 word writing sample about the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University.

To Apply: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/154573

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