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Salary/Grade:

$55,000 – $60,000 for Assistant level; $60,000 – $65,000 for Associate leve

Job Summary:

Assistant/Associate Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing to develop and implement a strategic marketing and communications plan for the Scripps Gerontology Center. This individual reports to the Executive Director of the Scripps Gerontology Center and is responsible for leading the branding, communications management, and overall message content for the Center. Scripps maintains communication with a variety of audiences, including but not limited to: academic researchers; prospective students and Gerontology program alumni; legislators and policy-makers; older adults and their families; and the general public. We deliver our message via paper and online research reports and journal articles, webinars, social media, periodic electronic newsletters, and annual reports. Three associated webpages also showcase our work —Scrippsaging.org, ScrippsOMA.org, and ohio-population.org. Strategically executing a plan for disseminating and promoting Scripps work with excellence, accuracy, timeliness, and broad visibility is a key priority along with raising the national and international profile of Scripps. This position may be approved for remote work on a hybrid basis. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Assistant/Associate Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing will:

  • Lead the strategic planning for all Scripps communications, benchmarking, and tracking metrics for the organization
  • Develop and execute content across all Scripps communication platforms and is responsible for implementing new and innovative communications and marketing strategies;
  • Developing and implementing a plan for regular review and updating of written products such as informational brochures and flyers;
  • Developing and implementing a plan for regular review and updating of multiple websites for optimal dissemination;
  • Lead the creation (including writing, editing, and designing) of materials such as newsletters, press releases, brochures, infographics or other materials as needed;
  • Write and edit press releases and other news stories and working with external media partners to distribute news and announcements;
  • Serving as liaison with University Communications regarding news and press releases, experts for News Bureau requests, implementation of Miami guidelines for communications materials, and other activities.
  • Develop and direct communication strategies to engage alumni and donors to support the mission of SGC and Miami University
  • Supervise professional and student staff (both graduate and undergraduate)
  • Develops techniques to explain research findings using different presentation formats (e.g., graphical, numeric, non-numeric)
  • Use narratives (communication delivered in the form of a story, testimonial, or entertainment education) to disseminate.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required:

For appointment as Assistant Director: Bachelor’s degree in communication studies, public relations, marketing, journalism, or related field.

For appointment as Associate Director: Bachelor’s degree in communication studies, public relations, marketing, journalism, or related field and three or more years of experience in communications planning, research dissemination, or related field.

Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with knowledge of gerontology and programs and services for older adults.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume. Candidates who are finalists for the position will be required to submit a portfolio of sample communications materials. Inquiries may be directed to Robert Graham at grahamr5@miamioh.edu.

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications begins October 2, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is firmly committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University does not permit and takes action to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. Miami University immediately investigates and takes disciplinary and/or remedial action when appropriate. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to Ms. Mary Jane Leveline at (513) 529-2027. Miami University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

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