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Marketing and Communications Director, College of Nursing

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

Posting Number: req19251

Department: College of Nursing

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1305 N Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

Join us at the University of Arizona, College of Nursing, as our new Director of Marketing and Communications!

If you thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment and have a passion for driving meaningful change, this role is tailor-made for you.

As the Director of Marketing and Communications, you will be the driving force behind our marketing and communications initiatives, overseeing projects from concept to completion. Your strategic expertise will play a pivotal role in influencing student enrollment for our esteemed degree programs, enhancing our reputation, promoting our research initiatives, and contributing to the overall success of the UA College of Nursing.

You will craft and execute innovative marketing and communications plans, ensuring their effectiveness in boosting student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. Collaborating with key leaders in our degree programs and main campus partners, you will foster seamless communication to support the College's goals.

The impact of your work will resonate far and wide, as our College of Nursing is dedicated to strengthening the largest workforce in healthcare and upholding the public's trust in the nursing profession. With both online and on-campus programs, we are making a difference in the lives of over 9,000 alumni worldwide who are promoting health and wellness in their workplaces and communities.

If you are driven by the opportunity to lead transformative marketing campaigns that shape the future of nursing education and positively impact countless lives, we eagerly await your application for the position of Director of Marketing and Communications. Come be a part of our dynamic team and make a lasting difference in the world of healthcare.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage, and implement contemporary and compelling marketing and communications strategies to highlight the College initiatives, students, research, donors, and alumni.
  • Foster effective communication between the University and its students, employees, alumni, and the public in order to advance the University's strategic vision.
  • Develop and manage the annual strategic marketing plan that aligns with the College of Nursing and UA strategic goals, to include messages that will motivate prospective students to engage with the UA College of Nursing.
  • Expand digital and social media presence to enhance student recruitment efforts, promote our research, and grow the overall College of Nursing reputation at a national level.
  • Generate and produce all student recruitment materials.
  • Manage Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and other marketing tools to support the College's student recruitment, enrollment efforts and brand recognition.
  • Utilize a high degree of innovation and creativity to develop effective online, electronic and print ads, collateral, direct mail/email, web, and video strategies.
  • Create, develop, and produce the monthly Newsletter, as well as the annual UA College of Nursing Magazine.
  • Manage the marketing and communications budget and collaborate with key departments allocating the marketing budget dollars strategically, dividing resources between advertising initiatives, recruitment efforts, and other essential marketing and communications activities. 
  • Develop and deliver marketing analytics-based reports and timelines for accomplishing the set priorities.
  • Develop and manage the print and promotional products.
  • Collaborate with College of Nursing Learning & Healthcare Technology Innovation team on web design and content.
  • Facilitate and assist with live events, including tasks such as event operations, photo/video management, etc.
  • Participate in College committees, as well as campus-wide Marketing and Communication Councils and Committees.
  • Manage and oversee press releases, as well as public and media requests.
  • Supervise others.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and proficiency with social media platforms, strategy, and management.
  • Strong marketing and media content creation skills.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Organization skills, including strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Knowledge of social, digital, email, and web communication platforms and how to successfully engage online audiences.
  • Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), such as Trellis and Slate. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required. 
  • Minimum of (8) years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience working in a Health Sciences environment.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Experience in working with Customer Relationship Management (CRM), e.g., Trellis, Slate, etc.
  • Experience with Facebook and YouTube Ad Managers.
  • Adobe Creative Suite, Marq or Canva experience.
  • Experience with direct response marketing tactics and techniques, including online advertising and email.
  • Experience leading, supervising, or directing the work of employees.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Communication and Marketing

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $65,687 - $85,393

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.

The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

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Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Isabel Chavez |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please submit all requested materials and complete the application in its entirety.

Note: Candidates that are invited to an interview will be required to provide a sample of a press release, article, or a marketing campaign that you completed.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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