UMKC is looking for a creative, collaborative assistant director of marketing strategy to work with a strategic marketing team to elevate the image and brand of UMKC and its signature programs. This position is responsible for organizing, leading and building UMKC's marketing strategies, with particular emphasis on managing digital strategies. This individual will also work closely with marketing efforts connected to the Bloch School of Management, as well as other campus clients.
The ideal candidate would have experience in brand and marketing strategy development; working knowledge of online and digital marketing, solid understanding of marketing principles; demonstrated competency in project management and supervising employees; understanding of strategic communications; and strong ability to write and edit for radio, print and web. Superb skills in relationship management and project management are a must, along with demonstrated leadership, organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
The job requires someone who can :
Demonstrate strong people and management skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of customers and build positive relationships to ensure that each group is kept informed and involved in the implementation of marketing plans.
Increase public visibility by developing and facilitating relationships with key campus constituents, including but not limited to academic department and center leadership, campus leadership and board and council members.
Drive the planning and execution of client schools' marketing strategies and provide leadership across all areas to align campaigns and marketing targets.
Work closely with division colleagues on strategic communications planning, creative projects, web or other.
Manage vendors to achieve project goals.
Effectively provide strategic support and direction for online and digital marketing efforts.
Serve as the brand manager to ensure all project materials contain messaging and visual identity consistent with the school's brand strategy.
Demonstrate ability to develop creative ideas in multiple formats and quickly execute and manage content development in those areas to a high level of quality.
Demonstrate superb judgment in meeting the goals identified by your direct supervisor and the Vice Chancellor of division.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Passionate, collaborative, highly creative, out of the box thinker, problem solver.
Strategic thinker and manager of high achieving teams.
Ability to manage multiple projects at once, prioritizes accordingly, meet deadlines and remain adaptable in a changing environment.
Experience in writing and editing for print, web and social media.
Proficient in AP style and Microsoft Office.
Proven track record of producing high quality print, broadcast and digital media content.
Ability to proactively identify communications and marketing opportunities and develop supporting creative.
MBA with seven to ten years of experience is preferred.
Full Time/Part Time
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Initial review of applications will take place on October 1,2018. The Position will remain open until filled.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
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Founded in 1929 as the University of Kansas City, UMKC has expanded to three campuses, which house 11 different schools and colleges. We are a great university in one of America’s “smartest cities.” Today, UMKC is Kansas City’s 24th-largest employer, with over 3,500 staff and faculty supporting our more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
As a UMKC employee, you’ll belong to an engaged, diverse community. You’ll also enjoy many competitive benefits, including health, dental, life and other insurance plans; a comprehensive retirement program; and significant tuition assistance and reimbursement programs for employees and their qualifying dependents. For more information, visit the Benefits page. With career options in numerous fields, both academic and administrative, UMKC could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
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