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Assistant Director, Marketing and Outreach

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Please attach a cover letter, resume and a separate document containing contact information for three professional references.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Assistant Director, Marketing and Outreach
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range $65,000 - $70,000
Position Number 00102912
Work Schedule 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 060101 - Ofc of Research & Innovation
Department Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED) plays a critical role in NC State’s success as a preeminent R1 university. ORIED actively support and nurture the research enterprise, providing resources, expertise, and regulatory control, leading the way to advance innovation and discovery.

Research Operations provides leadership in development, planning and implementation of ORIED’s strategic goals and initiatives. The unit provides logistical (both administrative and operational) support to all ORIED units in the areas of strategic initiatives, reporting, centers and research cores, research development activities, communications, marketing, web services, special events, etc. The unit leads all communications, marketing and web activities for ORIED and facilitates activities between ORIED units and University Communications. Unit Contacts

Essential Job Duties

The Assistant Director of Marketing and Outreach is the primary communication and engagement officer for the Research Operations Office, part of NC State’s Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development (ORIED). The Assistant Director will develop and implement communication and engagement strategies to build visibility of research at NC State through a broad range of communications that showcase our research strengths and successes and our excellent faculty, staff, students, services and products to internal as well as external audiences.

The Assistant Director will be responsible for:
- Engaging in outreach to new research partners, including orientation offerings; increasing reach of communication avenues to internal and external research partners and potential sponsors.
- Supporting interdisciplinary research by developing and executing initiatives, programs, and events designed to stimulate innovation across Colleges and research centers.
- Identifying partners for collaboration across the research triangle and developing new ways to strengthen those key relationships.
- Leading the creative development, writing, and production of both print and electronic materials to include graphic identity, brochures, presentations, fact sheets, newsletters, and web and social media content for both NC State and external audiences.
- Collaborating with the ORIED Communications Team to develop materials/reports and communications strategies designed to increase awareness of research strategic events, initiatives, and research outcomes (i.e., annual reports, Results magazine, web development, tear sheets and other targeted pieces).
- Conceptualizing and leading long- and short-term projects geared towards communicating and marketing the unique value proposition of ORIED and its subunits, ultimately increasing utilization of research-centered resources and interdisciplinary research opportunities.
- Building and maintaining strong, collaborative relationships with external vendors and NC State partners (i.e. University Communications and Colleges) and service providers to effectively execute projects and drive innovative communication strategies
- Communicating frequently with the University’s top administrators, corporate executives, donors, peers, faculty, staff, students and the media.

Other Work/Responsibilities

- Develop and update a library of communications collateral suitable for a variety of communications purposes, including presentations, talking points for speeches, tear sheets, invitations, meeting agendas, etc.
- Identify and coordinate writing of stories about research accomplishments for release to media and for distribution via print and electronic media including the division website.
- Coordinate strategic events for ORIED with stakeholders and ORIED Communication Team.

Minimum Education/Experience

-Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or other similar field and at least three years of relevant experience.

Departmental Required Skills

-Thorough knowledge of best practices in written and multimedia communications development required

-Experience leading and participating in team projects, building and sustaining meaningful professional relationships that position the organization, its people, and programs for success

- Exceptional organizational and communication skills (oral and written) along with the ability to work with faculty, administrators, industry partners, and other internal and external contacts

-Demonstrated experience leading long-term, multi-stage projects or initiatives

-Demonstrated experience writing annual reports, blogs, copy for printed materials and/or web materials.

-Experience in social media strategy and implementation

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

- Demonstrated experience creating and implementing a dynamic, strategic marketing and communications plan

- Experience extending research to surrounding communities through educational and outreach initiatives

- Seven + years of relevant communications and/or marketing experience

- Experience with graphic design software (such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) and general design principles

- Experience in leading communications and messaging for organizational change

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Please attach a cover letter, resume and a separate document containing contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date 09/12/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Marketing, Communications or other closely related field and at least three years of relevant experience?
    • Yes, I have a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Marketing, Communications or other closely related field and at least three years of relevant experience
    • No, I not possess the qualifications as listed
  4. * Do you have seven or more years of relevant communications and/or marketing experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Briefly describe your experience with graphic design software (such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign).

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents