Director of Communications and Marketing

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The Director of Communications and Marketing reports to the Director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and works closely with the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of University Communications and the Office of Research Communications to achieve synergy and align mission and communications and marketing strategy.

The Director of Communications and Marketing develops and leads an integrated, comprehensive communications and marketing program, which includes both internal and external communications. This integrated communications program will be developed around the organizational priorities set during the Institute’s strategic planning process, which will conclude in October 2018.

The Director creates and leads an integrated, engaging and effective approach to communications and marketing, using a variety of messaging strategies and platforms to communicate the impact of the Institute’s research, practice and education; facilitate advancement and fundraising efforts; and strengthen communications within the Institute. Working collaboratively with the Institute’s leadership team, the Director is the chief leader and architect for these platforms, which include the Institute’s social media accounts, print publications, and website, which will be redesigned under the leadership of the new Director. The totality of the communications and marketing efforts should promote the Institute’s mission, brand and advancement efforts in the context of a rapidly changing communications landscape.

This position directs one full-time staff member and a variable number of communications-related support staff and contractors who are charged with specific tasks/projects.

Any applicant who wishes to be considered for this position can access it at and apply for the position. The Employment Department will only consider applications received no later than 5:00pm on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

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