Boston University's Center for Career Development (CCD) seeks an Associate Director of Marketing & Communications. The Associate Director of Marketing and Communications serves as a member of the leadership team of the Center for Career Development in crafting and maintaining a cutting-edge Marketing and Communications career office operation. This position develops, markets, and communicates the mission and vision of the Center of Career Development. This role supervises one professional staff member (Manager of Marketing & Communication) and one graduate student assistant, whose role is to oversee the CCDs Professional Clothing Closet. The Associate Director works directly with all members of the CCD, university communications units, and student employees. This is also part of the leadership team and will meet regularly with the Executive Director and other Associate Directors. This role reports to the Executive Director of the CCD.
The Associate Director's primary duties include:
Serving as a member of the CCD leadership team to provide opportunities for collaboration and communication, implement a strategy for operations for a 20-person office, and offer consultation for other office teams;
Developing a highly visible and effective marketing and communications strategy;
Supervising the Marketing & Communications Team in building and enhancing the CCD brand, both on-campus and externally;
Supervising and supporting the Manager of Marketing & Communication, including hiring, training, assigning work, problem resolution, evaluating performance, progressive discipline, and termination;
With staff, developing, producing, and maintaining video and audio assets (podcasts, streaming videos, etc.) of workshops, events, alumni stories, student internship stories, etc.)
which can be used on the website or in other venues on or off-campus;
Oversight of the development and distribution of routine communications to constituents while consulting with the leadership team, and;
Overseeing maintenance and promotion of Professional Career Closet.
About the Organization
The Center for Career Development (CCD), which serves all undergraduate and graduate students, is part of the Enrollment & Student Administration unit (ENSA). The CCDs services and resources are designed to assist students and alumni in making intentional decisions about their professional futures, building purposeful lives, and pursuing their career goals while adapting to a changing world. Across the 11 departments of ENSA, we are dedicated to ensuring that our policies, practices, and services meet the needs of an increasingly diverse University community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni. We do so through a lens of respect, and a commitment to encouraging the personal success and productivity of all employees. To read more about Boston University and our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit https://www.bu.edu/diversity/about/diversity-statement/
About Our Benefits: This position is eligible to work remotely for up to one day per week. Boston University offers generous benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, tuition remission, retirement plan, and paid time off.
A cover letter is required for consideration.
About the Candidate:
A Bachelor's degree and five years of related experience, with a minimum of three years of communication and marketing experience, are required for this position.
The following are preferred attributes, but are not required for consideration:
A degree in marketing, communication, English, or a related field
A Master's degree
Experience in higher education or a university career unit, or retail experience.
We are seeking a candidate who:
Demonstrates success in branding and marketing to a diverse audience;
Demonstrates public relations skills;
Possesses an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines with strong attention to detail and organization skills;
Demonstrates proficiency in planning, developing, and maintaining websites is required;
Can be highly collaborative with teamwork and team-building experience/skills with individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences;
Demonstrates interpersonal skills, able to build rapport with students, alumni, faculty, staff, employers, colleagues, etc.
Has a proven record of strong supervisory skills, and;
Is experienced in the creative use of technology in service delivery and standards for accessibility of use.
While the following experience and skills will be helpful in performing this role, the department is willing to train them with the right candidate:
Facility with data collection, analysis, and reporting
Knowledge about best practices, trends, and new ideas/research in career development and career readiness.
We welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate some of these skills and attributes, but not all. We value employees who are willing and able to learn. Please note that once candidates are invited to interview for this role, we will request a portfolio of work. Additionally, candidates will be required to give a short presentation as a component of the interview process. Please note that, should you be selected as the final candidate for this position, your employment will be contingent on a CORI/SORI background check completed at point-of-hire.
Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.