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Monday, December 12, 2011

Bemidji State University - Director of Communications and Marketing


Reporting to the President, the Director of Communications and Marketing leads the identification, development, implementation, and evaluation of internal and external communications for Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College.
  • Develop and execute an annual work plan and longer term strategic plan for marketing, advertising, and communications for both the university and the college.
  • Direct the creative functions so that the environment, culture, team, capabilities, tools, processes, expectations, work style, and other elements support the mission and goals of the university and the college.
  • Set vision, drive concepts and strategies, and execute tactics through the entire creative development and comprehensive campaign(s) execution process.
  • Manage marketing, advertising, and communication budget.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously,overseeing work of team members in roles of production, communications, and web content management, as well as external resources. 
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Five years of related experience required, including at least one year in a supervisory role.
  • Master's degree preferred with an emphasis in communications, marketing, design, fine arts and/or journalism.
  • Experience working with faculty and administrators at a comprehensive state university and/or college preferred.
  • Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.
  • Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire.
  • Persons providing a reference should be advised of Minnesota's open record law which can make such information available to applicants upon request.
  • In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a Vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check. 
  • BSU and NTC are tobacco free workplaces (see policy)
A complete application will include the following:
  • Cover letter which addresses the required qualifications
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
Apply online at , Application deadline:  January 23, 2012,
Inquiries to:  Dr. Mary Ward, Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment, Interim, 218-755-2075,

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