The Communications Office at Johnson University invites applications for the position of Chief Communications Officer. Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references via email to the [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The salary is $62k-72k.
Summary: The Chief Communications Officer (CCO) advances the mission of the University by creating, developing, and implementing the University’s internal and external communications and marketing strategies. The CCO leads a marketing and communications staff and coordinates across departments to enhance the University’s effectiveness, image, and position among churches, Christian higher education, alumni, prospective students, donors, and the campus community. The CCO reports to the president.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the marketing and communications staff by defining clear expectations, equipping and encouraging each staff member, maintaining a positive work environment, and coordinating the efforts of the team to accomplish the purposes of the team and the mission of the University.
Develop and manage the communications and marketing budget.
Coordinate the development and appearance of all the University's print and electronic materials in a way that protects the University’s brand and furthers the University’s mission.
Work with the Creative Director to provide strategic direction for the University website and for all University publications and video projects, including the content, design, production, and distribution of materials such as the Johnson Magazine, annual report, view book, and other University marketing pieces.
Create and maintain content for the University’s social media channels that is informative, appealing, and current.
Work with the president to determine strategic fall and spring marketing campaigns.
Work with Creative Director to plan and execute marketing campaigns including efforts such as digital advertising, OTT, billboards, geofencing, and print initiatives.
Write marketing copy, articles, and other content as needed.
Provide feedback as needed on all design and video projects.
Provide final approval for all communications and marketing projects.
Work with and counsel admissions, academic, and administrative leaders to identify, strategize for, and support external marketing initiatives for academic programs, campus events, and other public relations needs.
Determine market research opportunities, work with external consultants to conduct and analyze market research, and track and evaluate communications-related analytics.
Coordinate media interest in the University, ensure contact with target media, develop appropriate responses to media requests, and assist the president in representing the University to the media.
Assist the president, board, and other senior leaders as needed to develop and disseminate special announcements and coordinate special projects.
Stay informed of developments in marketing, communications, higher education, and related fields and use this information to help the University operate with initiative and innovation.
Other tasks as assigned by the president.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Except as provided below, qualified applicants are considered for all positions, and employees are treated without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship. The University, under various sections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (as amended), reserves the right to discriminate on the basis of religion, marital status or gender (with regard to certain positions) where approved job description for a position indicates that the determination relates to a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular position, or where the job description can demonstrate that the University is unable to reasonably accommodate an employee's religious observance or practice without undue hardship in the conduct of that position's responsibilities and activities.
A commitment to Johnson University’s mission, core values, and statement of faith.
Substantial administrative experience.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
The ability to articulate and implement a vision for communications and marketing in keeping with Johnson University’s culture and mission.
Demonstrated strategic leadership in planning, communication, and organization.
Effective problem-solving skills.
A record of successful management of complex organizations and budgets.
The ability to work effectively with senior leadership, faculty, staff, and university constituencies across a broad array of disciplines.
The Christ-like character and proven competency to serve as a senior leader and to represent the University well.
For over 125 years, Johnson University has been a leader among historic faith-based colleges. The university offers over 70 associates, bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. programs on our Kissimmee, FL, Knoxville, TN, and online campuses. Johnson’s vision to bring glory to God and hope to the world is rooted in our deep historic commitment to the values of Christian community. Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and whole-hearted embrace of the University’s mission, vision, and statement of faith.