The position will remain open until filled, with preference given to applicants applying by February 21.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (IN-INTP-IUINA)
As one of seven Indiana University campuses, IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) is Indiana's premier urban research and health sciences institution and is dedicated to advancing the intellectual growth of the state of Indiana and its residents through research and creative activity, teaching, learning, and community engagement. IUPUI offers more than 250 degrees through 17 academic schools and awards degrees from both Indiana and Purdue universities. Its nearly 30,000 students represent 140+ countries. IUPUI pursues its strategic planning goal of becoming a global campus in a global city through building effective international partnerships, creating international opportunities, and graduating students able to operate in a globalized world with skill, wisdom, and responsibility.
The IUPUI Office of International Affairs is a comprehensive office of international education programs and services that coordinates and serves as a catalyst for a broad range of international activities at IUPUI. The OIA's service responsibilities include the main IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis, affiliated extension campuses in Columbus and Fort Wayne, and the IU School of Medicine statewide medical education centers. More than 95% of IUPUI's 1800 international students and 600+ international scholars are located on the main IUPUI campus.
The Office of International Affairs (OIA), the primary unit responsible for advancing the international identity of IUPUI, seeks experienced, dynamic candidates to provide strategic leadership for its communications and marketing efforts.
The Director of Communications & Marketing serves as chief communications and marketing strategist for the Office of International Affairs (OIA) and campus international programs. This includes establishing and ensuring consistent application of a high-level communication and marketing strategy to advance the international identity of IUPUI and visibility of the OIA for a wide range of internal and external constituencies. The director is responsible for developing the OIA brand in alignment with other key departmental partners, overseeing its deployment across OIA units, and ensuring it works in concert with the overall branding strategy of the university. The director provides business/systems analysis and technical support for OIA communications activities, especially in the area of website development and Salesforce CRM deployment. The director supervises the OIA communications and event logistics team, with responsibility for major public programming sponsored by the OIA and support for incoming and outgoing international delegations. The director serves on the OIA senior staff team, contributing to broad strategic planning efforts, and serves as a liaison to various campus and university units, committees, and partners.
The position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
In collaboration with OIA executive leadership and unit directors, develop and implement a strategic communication and marketing plan that advances the visibility of the OIA and the international identity of IUPUI and is integrated with OIA's public programming and advancement/donor outreach. This strategic plan will address both policy development and tactical operations related to messaging, content creation, digital asset management, web development and maintenance, Salesforce Marketing Cloud/CRM and social media deployment, print and digital publications, data presentation and dissemination, public events management and protocols for hosting international delegations, ensuring consistent quality and adherence to institutional branding guidelines and industry best practices.
Serve as the primary technical and functional resource for communication and marketing platforms utilized by the OIA. This includes utilizing web and CRM analytics to inform decisions, determining scope of communication activities that are feasible within IU-provided systems and available OIA resources, and acting as a first line of review for technical issues related to communication activities.
Oversee the development, creation, and dissemination of both templates and content for strategic communication initiatives across all OIA units and executive leadership. Direct OIA communications and event logistics team operations. Provide operational oversight to other OIA staff with designated communication or marketing outreach roles, including training on system usage and communications policy. Serve as manager of the OIA brand to ensure compliance with relevant university, OIA, and industry standards. Serve as project manager for OIA communication and marketing projects done in conjunction with IU Studios or external vendors. Manage related budgets. Liaise with communications staff across IUPUI schools and community organizations to facilitate collaboration on promoting IUPUI's strategic international initiatives.
Bachelor's degree and five years of communications experience, including web development and emerging technologies.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Knowledge of marketing concepts, strategies, and techniques. Comfortable with learning new technologies and teaching them to various audiences. Exceptional communication skills. Strong technical and analytical skills, with willingness to embrace new technology. Good understanding of design processes and a keen eye for design. Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders. Familiarity with the following a plus: Salesforce, Adobe Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, and Lightroom.
Master's Degree. Degree in communications, public relations, media arts, graphic arts, or arelated area. Experience in project and design management at a research university or other large complex, internationally-focused organization. Experience in events management. One year of international experience.
$68,000 - $72,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications, along with an exceptional Indiana University benefits package.
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Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 4PR
Job Function: Marketing & Communications
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