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Associate Director of Communications, Office of Communications

Fielding Graduate University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
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Aug 6, 2022

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Associate Director of Communications, Office of Communications


Reports to: Director of Development & Community Relations

Position: Regular, Full-Time 

Location: Remote/Hybrid/In Office
Wage Range: DOE
FLSA Status: Exempt


Join our outstanding employee community! Fielding employees enjoy a friendly and dynamic environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits which include a 37.5 hour work week, flexible scheduling and workplace, 11 paid holidays, 2 weeks’ paid vacation 1 week paid winter break, medical/dental/vision/life insurances, Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts, generous retirement contributions after one year of service, Childcare Assistance, Tuition Assistance, and professional development opportunities for all positions.


Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded. Do not use Easy Apply. To apply for this position



Fielding Graduate University is an innovative global community dedicated to educating scholars, leaders, and practitioners in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world. We do this by providing exemplary interdisciplinary programs within a distributed and relational learning model grounded in student-driven inquiry and leading to enhanced knowledge. Fielding has approximately 1,050 students and 150 faculty members residing throughout the United States and internationally. Please visit our website at to learn more. 


We are seeking an Associate Director of Communications to work a flexible hybrid schedule or fully remote on a full-time 37.5-hour per week basis. 



The ideal candidate for this position is a professional who aims to grow in their communications career, engage their skills in an academic setting, and embraces JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion). The Associate Director of Communications is an integral member of the Office of Development & Community Relations at the University. They are the liaison between the University, the public, and the media. Under the direction of the Director of Development and Community Relations, this position helps plan and implement University communications strategy, communications initiatives, brand integrity, publications, and events. The goal of the Associate Director of Communications is to gain visibility and positive public recognition for the University, its distinguished faculty, and exceptional students and alumni. The position collaborates with the Director of Development and Community Relations to provide leadership and planning for stand-alone and integrated communications within the University, with the University donors, and with a worldwide community of scholars-practitioners. Together with colleagues and contractors, this position researches and prepares a variety of written materials, including but not limited to University-wide emails, regularly produced magazines and newsletters, as well as special project mailings, brochures, and press releases. 


The position is expected to help raise public acclaim by developing a consistent and coordinated system of communications to create and share links between the University constituencies’ opinions, research, and study to important world events. They also plan and manage, as appropriate, community events to promote awareness and support for the University.



Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in humanities, journalism, communications, marketing, or related field. A Master’s degree in a related field is desirable. At least five years of professional experience in communications, journalism, public relations, brand management, or related field. Experience in successfully delivering executive communications requests and producing high-quality communications materials such as magazines. Experience in an academic or nonprofit setting is highly desirable. Experience with and/or deep understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

1.  Exceptional writing and editing skills for a diversity of audiences in a variety of media.

2.  Excellent public speaking skills. 

3.  Demonstrated portfolio of produced and written materials online and in print. 

4.  Demonstrated excellence in news judgement, reporting, and interviewing. 

5.  Ability to cultivate and maintain a wide variety of professional relationships with diverse constituencies by developing rapport with others and establishing positive working relationships, both internally and externally.

6.  Ability to work independently and to work collaboratively with others. 

7.  Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and diplomacy and to represent the University effectively. 

8.  Highly organized project management skills with strong ability to perform work with a high-level of attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

9.  Excellent interpersonal skills including a high level of emotional intelligence, the ability to exercise discretion dealing with confidential and sensitive information, maintain neutrality and lead difficult conversations.




Improving diversity, equity and inclusion is an active process that requires continuous commitment to promote collaborative learning and change through attracting, retaining, graduating, and honoring a more diverse population of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community friends. Fielding’s commitment to social and ecological justice is part of our explicit commitment to understanding, analyzing, and acting to reduce inequality, oppression, and social stratification, recognizing the linkages between economic, social, racial and ecological justice. The University strives to ensure that the values of DEI are embodied in all academic programs and course content, and also in faculty, staff and student performance and assessment. We challenge our community to think boldly and take specific actions that are realistic and measurable. By working here, you join a diverse and vibrant community that advances Fielding’s world-changing mission in meaningful ways, inspires innovation and collaboration, and builds skills and expertise.


Thank you for considering employment with Fielding Graduate University. Our employees are among our most valued resources, and we are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce comprised of talented, qualified, and hardworking individuals. We strive to take good care of our employees and their families with excellent benefits, and to provide a stimulating and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional growth and advancement.


Application Instructions

Fielding Graduate University utilizes ADP Workforce Now for online applications. You will be prompted to create a user name and password to initiate the application process. Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded. Do not use Easy Apply. Applicants are encouraged to have their employment history, educational information, and professional references on hand while completing the application. The online application process takes approximately 30-60 minutes. Upon completion, applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via email.


Fielding Graduate University is committed to inclusive excellence and encourages diversity and inclusivity in all its enterprises. As an equal opportunity employer committed to social justice, we value and welcome individuals of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, beliefs, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, marital status, national origins, race and ethnicities, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, veteran status – and other visible and nonvisible differences. We seek employees who are committed to creating a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all community members.


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