Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Director of University Brand and Marketing for The Office of Strategic Communications. Reporting to the Vice President of University Communications and Marketing, the Senior Director for University Brand and Marketing is responsible for maintaining and elevating the overall Rutgers brand through training, policy oversight and a range of marketing and communications initiatives. Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Develops and implements marketing and communications campaigns.
Manages the production and implementation of marketing and branding assets such as television spots and exhibit kits.
Manages existing and develops additional university-wide policies related to branding and marketing as needed.
Manages the implementation of programming to educate university employees about policy updates and best practices.
Conducts brand research to determine the reach and recognition of the Rutgers brand.
Tracks, analyzes and reports on key brand and marketing metrics.
Supervises the department's brand and marketing staff.
Manages the Trademark Licensing program, including developing and implementing plans to increase exposure for the Rutgers brand through licensing efforts while ensuring that licensed vendors comply with university codes and policies.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and at least ten years of experience in marketing or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be a strategic thinker, proven problem-solver and must value collaboration with other people and units.
Must have demonstrated experience implementing solutions.
Must have experience conducting brand and/or market research, analyzing and interpreting results.
Must be able to handle multiple competing priorities and work confidently, diplomatically and decisively under stress.
Requires experience managing teams and/or staff by promoting and fostering a collaborative and client-focused approach.
Must have experience developing and executing short- and long-term marketing and/or communications plans and managing programs that are supported by their own revenue.
Experience using data to influence decisions and to report effectiveness is strongly desired.
Experience developing and implementing marketing or other related policies
Experience developing training.
Strong written and verbal communications skills are required.
Requires an advanced knowledge of managing complex issues within a large and complex organization.
Experience as a communications professional at an institution of higher education is preferred, but not required.
Knowledge developing plans to generate revenue highly desired.
Must be willing to use a personal car for University business.
Use of University computers, tablets, cell phones and mobile devices are required.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
May be required to work from home or other off-site locations.
This position will be classified as "essential" meaning the employee may need to work during university emergencies.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.