Overview

Job Title:   Communications and Marketing Director

Location:    Center for Healthy Minds (CHM), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
                    625 W. Washington Ave.
                    Madison, WI 53703

Appointment percent:    75-100% FTE

The Communications and Marketing Director at the Center for Healthy Minds provides leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of the Center's communications and marketing strategies, media, and public relations activities; works collaboratively with Center leadership to create annual strategic communications plans; and is responsible for effectively creating a global presence for the Center. This role is expected to lead Center goals related to audience reach, diversity, equity, inclusion, and philanthropic impact. Therefore, the ideal candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity equity and inclusion and experience reaching diverse audiences.

The Center for Healthy Minds envisions a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world. As an interdisciplinary research Center, our mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. CHM is a leader in conducting science - both in and out of the lab - on how to nurture emotional well-being in daily life across the lifespan. 

Equity and inclusion are integral to achieving the vision of the Center. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across all spectrums. The Center is committed to continuously increasing the cultural competence of its faculty, staff and students through organization-wide forums and professional development opportunities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
•    30% Directs and evaluates communications projects, including the design, production, and delivery of internal and external publications
•    20% Develops communications campaigns, social media initiatives, programs, and/or projects in alignment with strategic objectives
•    15% Develop and implement communications focused strategic planning initiatives and objectives 10% Assists in the development and implementation of operating policies and procedures to promote communications in alignment with the strategic plan
•    10% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
•    10% Serve as a liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups providing communications information and representing the interests of the Center
•    5% Develop and monitor the unit's communications budget

DEGREE:
Bachelor's degree required with a preference for Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Required:
•    Five or more years of communications and marketing work experience.
•    Three or more years of experience supervising one or more professionals in a relevant context.
Preferred experience:
•    Leading and translating strategic thinking into executable plans and managing projects Experience with cross-cultural communications and familiarity with accessibility best practices Science writing or communications for non-scientific audiences
•    Communications for philanthropic audiences
•    Leading event development such as setting strategy, program development, managing external or internal partnerships
•    Leading the development of audio-visual communications

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

SALARY:  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications

INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

HOW TO APPLY:
For a complete job posting please go to https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/509797/communications-marketing-director and select the “Apply Now” button to start the application process.

•    Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice. 
•    Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 10, 2021

For questions contact: Lisa Wesley at lawesley@wisc.edu 


 
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