University Communications merges strategy with creativity to produce content and products that communicate the CMU value. The Associate Director plays an instrumental role in the planning, creation, implementation and assessment of the university's strategic branding and marketing initiatives, continuously identifying ways to enhance campaign strategies and performance. As a member of the integrated marketing team, this individual will leverage evolving technology, market research and analytics in building the university's reputation and increasing enthusiasm for CMU among prospective and current students, alumni, friends, faculty and staff, and other targeted audiences. The Associate Director collaborates closely with members of the creative team, managing priorities and deadlines while ensuring consistency of messaging and brand across all communications. Leadership skills and a collaborative, goal-oriented mindset are a must.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in marketing, communications, public relations, advertising, journalism or related field Three years professional marketing and/or advertising experience with demonstrated creative writing ability Demonstrated ability to combine strategic thinking with creative writing and effective tactical execution Demonstrated experience working with a team to develop and execute various components of an integrated marketing and advertising campaign Ability to think strategically and advance internal client/university goals Ability to collaborate with team members and campus clients, identifying needs and goals and articulating creative concepts and rationale Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills to plan, set priorities and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment Demonstrated interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including exceptional grammatical, spelling and proofreading skills Team player who is highly motivated and a self-starter, with an ability to inspire and persuade others
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About Central Michigan University
Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfil...ling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.