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Associate Vice President, University Marketing and Communications

Santa Clara University
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 19, 2022

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Position Type
Academic Centers, Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Santa Clara University in the search for an Associate Vice President, University Marketing and Communications.

Reporting to the Vice President, University Relations, the Associate Vice President, University Marketing and Communications will lead and manage the planning and execution of an integrated program of University marketing and communications that enhances the University's image and identity and increases the awareness and understanding of the University and its programs both internally and externally.

The Associate Vice President will have a deep understanding of marketing principles, strategies, and techniques, as well as the methods needed to assess the outcomes of marketing programs, including excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze the meanings and implications of data. The Associate Vice President will also bring direct experience in the creation and production of various types of communications materials to the role — digital, print, and video — and will oversee the personnel who produce these materials on behalf of the University.

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university offering its 9,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition. It is committed to leaving the world a better place. It pursues new technology, encourages creativity, engages with its communities, and shares an entrepreneurial mindset. SCU's goal is to help shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers. The University's undergraduate and graduate programs span areas ranging from psychology to sustainable-energy engineering and from theatre arts to business analytics.

Ranked among the top 15 percent of universities nationwide by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

University Relations builds Santa Clara University’s excellence and character by strengthening relations with alumni, parents, and friends of the University, raising public awareness, and increasing private philanthropy. The development division has been recognized with the CASE Educational Fundraising Award, an honor given each year to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country.

Santa Clara University cherishes its diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni, a community that is enriched by people of different backgrounds, respectful of the dignity of all its members, enlivened by open communication, and caring and just toward others.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least ten years of professional experience in marketing and communications, with a preference for leadership in higher education roles. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Santa Clara University as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

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