Associate Director of Communications, Office of
Reports to: Director of Development &
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
www.fielding.edu 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
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,
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
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.
FIELDING’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND
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.
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.