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Miami University — Director of Communications and Marketing, College of Engineering and Computing

Job Summary:
Established in 1809, Miami University is consistently ranked among the top 50 national public universities by U.S. News & World Report for providing students with an Ivy League-quality education at a public school price. Located in the quintessential college town of Oxford, Ohio—with regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, a learning center in West Chester, and a European study center in Luxembourg, and numerous online learning options—Miami serves more than 21,600 undergraduates across 120 areas of study, and more than 2,500 graduate students through 70 master’s and doctoral degree programs.

Miami University’s Communications and Marketing department has been charged with building and maintaining the university’s brand on a local, regional, and national stage. This dynamic and award-winning team is comprised of over 60 marketing and communications professionals and is looking to hire a Director of Communications and Marketing.

A leader among the University Communications and Marketing team, the Director for Marketing and Communications is responsible for developing and implementing integrated and comprehensive marketing communications plans for the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) that are designed to help CEC reach its enrollment and reputational goals.

The incumbent will work closely with the Dean of CEC, and serve as a liaison between the Office of University Communications and Marketing (UCM) and CEC, and reports to the Senior Director of Academic Marketing and Communications.

This position is approved for remote hybrid work: three days on campus, two days remote. Remote work is not a right; it is a work arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • Lead and implement integrated, comprehensive communication and marketing strategies for student recruitment and reputation building for CEC. – 70%
  • Develop marketing and communications plans designed to drive CEC enrollment growth by working with UCM’s Enrollment Marketing Communications team and Enrollment Management.
  • Create and execute plans to raise CEC’s public profile using media relations, marketing and creative services, web and social media communication, targeted print and electronic communication, leadership communication, and other activities.
  • Work with the Storytelling team to stimulate media interest in CEC through press releases, media request responses, and targeted media contacts.
  • Work with the Marketing team to develop strategies for comprehensive marketing campaigns.
  • Ensure communication industry best practices are followed by monitoring campus communication for internal/external response and/or legal concerns.
  • Work across the university to advance university-wide communication, marketing, branding, and enrollment management strategies. – 25%
  • Represent CEC through participation in regular meetings of university-wide communicators, and other relevant meetings (remotely or in person).
  • Collaborate with university-wide colleagues.
  • Other duties as assigned – 5%

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication, or related field; at least three (3) years of experience;
  • Associate’s degree in Marketing, Communication, or related field; at least five (5) years of experience;
  • At least seven (7) years of experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or related field.
  • Experience in public relations, marketing or communications at the director level.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience developing marketing or communications campaigns.
  • Experience working in highly collaborative environments requiring interpersonal communication competence, initiative, active listening, and emotional intelligence.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the higher education environment.
  • Experience with multicultural marketing and communications.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of storytelling.

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Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Benefits Eligible: YES