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Friday, June 18, 2010

University of St. Thomas - Interim Director of Communications

Job Summary: The University of St. Thomas, School of Law is accepting applications for the Interim Director of Communications.

This position is charged with developing and executing the school's strategic communication plan for both internal and external audiences. The director will be responsible for directing and/or creating publications for print as well as content for the school's web presence.

The interim director will work with the director to implement the strategic communication plans to advance the school in measurable ways that are consistent with the mission and strategic priorities of the school. Duties will include:
implementing internal and external opportunities to build on and enhance the reputation of the school; writing copy and managing design work for all types of media including major print publications of the law school and electronic formats; coordinating production of publications with University Relations; collaborate with the Director of Technology to ensure web content and website structure are well integrated; developing internal communications initiatives to strengthen the sense of community within the school.

This is a part-time, 30 hour per week, temporary position. The duration of the assignment is for one year.

Qualifications: Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree or higher preferred. Minimum of two years professional experience in communications, public relations, journalism or related field.

- Demonstrated success in such areas as public speaking, website development, creative writing and editing, graphic design, networking and marketing.
- Excellent organizational skills and strong written and verbal skills are required.
-Proficiency with software necessary for the job, such as word processing, desktop publishing and presentation software.
- Proficiency with a web content management system preferred.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

Apply online now.