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Vice President for Marketing & Communications

Company:
SUNY Delhi
Job Location:
Delhi, New York
Category:
Administrative Vice Presidents

Company Description:

SUNY Delhi is an inclusive, student-centered campus that transforms student lives through hands-on learning, innovation, engaged faculty, and exceptional support services. A close-knit campus community set in the scenic foothills of the Catskill Mountains, Delhi is a leader within the SUNY system for applied learning and online programs that cater to a diverse student population of over 3,000 students in over 65 popular majors ranging from associate to master degrees.  SUNY Delhi employs approximately 535 full-time, and part-time faculty and staff to fulfill its mission of transforming lives.

SUNY Delhi currently offers over 50 student clubs and organizations, as well as 19 NCAA Division III athletic teams. SUNY Delhi has received national accolades for affordability, online education programs, and outstanding student success.

As the county seat for Delaware County, Delhi is a bustling village with eateries, shops, government offices, and more.  SUNY Delhi is an integral part of the community, doubling its population when college is in session.  The College offers an array of activities and programs throughout the year for faculty and staff, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, racquetball courts, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, track, basketball courts, indoor pool, sauna, golf simulator, and even an 18-hole golf course. SUNY Delhi employees enjoy unique perks which include access to a student-run restaurant, Community Dog Wash Days, on-campus Butcher Shop, Automotive Repair Shop, and free Professional Development Workshops offered twice a year to help faculty and staff learn innovative teaching skills, earn certificates, get valuable training, and explore new interests. Most employees come for a visit and stay for a lifetime. To learn more about SUNY Delhi, visit https://www.delhi.edu/.

Job Description:

SUNY Delhi seeks an experienced and energetic professional to lead the Marketing and Communications Division. This individual should be accomplished in marketing and brand strategy, have experience managing multiple tasks and individuals, and demonstrate skill in integrating communications and creative direction. The Vice President for Marketing & Communications serves as the chief public relations officer for SUNY Delhi and is responsible for developing and implementing an overarching plan for strategic communications, marketing, and public affairs that is innovative, progressive, and proactive in order to support and reflect the college's goals and objectives.

The Vice President of Marketing and Communications will develop and manage the implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan to support and drive the institution's goals. This individual must be able to work in a collaborative environment, working closely with the senior leadership team and other campus constituents in order to build consensus on strategy and execution of the plan. The Vice President will be a leader of vision and integrity; have experience as a change agent with demonstrated expertise and effectiveness; and will have the creativity and energy to advance SUNY Delhi across all dimensions. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of inspiring leadership, advancing creative and strategic thinking, collaboration, and marketing success across media platforms.

Overseeing the strategy for the College's marketing and communication efforts, the Vice President carries important institutional responsibilities including developing the SUNY Delhi brand; directing communication strategies; managing crisis communications; and leading marketing and advertising initiatives. This oversight also includes managing internal & external communications, the production of multimedia publications, and leading media relations outreach. The successful candidate must have comprehensive knowledge of the creative process and the skills necessary to effectively develop and lead a team of dedicated professionals.

SUNY Delhi prides itself on being a welcoming college community for all. Diversity, equity and inclusiveness are integral components of the highest quality academic programs and the strongest campus climate. The college seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that inclusive excellence will be affirmed. 

Specifically, the Vice President of Marketing and Communications will:

  • Report directly to the Campus president, preparing executive communications, including speeches, remarks, briefing and papers on current and potential issues in higher education. Work with highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Participate on the Campus Senior Leadership Team and have policy-making authority.
  • Oversee the college's internal and external messaging, ensuring compelling and consistent messaging is applied across an appropriate mix of print publications, web and other electronic communications, public relations, and advertising platforms. In addition, measure the impact of these integrated initiatives and refine as needed.
  • Manage the college brand within all departments.
  • Direct the college's media relations and emergency communications, both proactively and reactively.
  • Work cross-functionally with all divisions and departments to promote events and programs.
  • Collaborate with staff to ensure a dynamic, interactive, and comprehensive web presence that meets the needs of multiple constituencies.
  • Work closely with staff to encourage strategic use of social media.
  • Assist the admissions office in the design and execution of a strategic enrollment marketing plan.
  • Oversee the department's budget and monitor its implementation, including contracts for all vendors related to marketing and or communications projects, including graphic designers, photographers, videographers, web services, etc.
  • Evaluate and manage direct-report staff in the areas of communications, marketing, and the copy shop.

Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in marketing, communications, public relations, or related field
  • Five years of progressively responsible leadership experience in marketing and communications
  • Experience mentoring and supervising a team of marketing and communications professionals
  • Demonstrated leadership in creating, implementing, and evaluating a multi-year, institution-wide marketing and communications plan
  • Extensive writing and editing experience with a variety of print and on-line communications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to those with higher education experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to translate strategic thinking into action plans
  • Ability to recognize and assess situations and events with news value and propose and implement the best response strategies
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks, work independently and make decisions in an independent manner
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a team environment and with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work nights and weekends when needed
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills

Additional Information:

SUNY Delhi has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and Cultural Diversity. The College welcomes responses from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
SUNY Delhi is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or Vita
  • Contact information for three professional references

For full consideration please apply by 

SUNY Delhi is an AA/EO Employer

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