Senior Director of Communications
Department Information:

Founded in 1842, the Indiana University Maurer School of Law is the oldest public law school in the Midwest. Located on Indiana University’s flagship Bloomington campus, the Law School is unmatched for the beauty of its surroundings, providing students an exceptional legal education. Preeminent faculty, dedicated and talented staff, and engaged alumni make up the law school’s caring and inclusive community. The careers and commitment of the law school’s alumni underscore the strength of the law school, with graduates serving as leaders in both the public and private sectors, in law, business, and government positions. The Law School is committed to hiring and developing staff, with diverse backgrounds and life experiences, who want to work in a high performing and collegial environment that supports the outstanding work of our students and colleagues (faculty and staff).

Job Summary:

-Independently develops and executes basic and complex strategic marketing plans for a department or functional area within a department to advance goals and objectives, including data collection and market research, target market definition, development of project timelines, sourcing of promotional materials, and marketing content creation.
-Responds to inquiries and requests from stakeholders and explains information regarding policies, procedures, and programs.
-Manages relationships with various internal and external stakeholders, including vendors, and acts as a collaborative resource in curating marketing plans to relevant initiatives, groups, events, and programs.
-Regularly researches relevant subject matter to increase knowledge in area(s) of specialty, including information on various marketing channels (print, online, electronic, email, social media, and direct mail).
-May participate in team-based marketing planning to align strategies and deadlines across various concurrent projects and initiatives.
-Collaborates with users of various software programs and creative platforms to create and deliver content and marketing materials in multiple formats to a variety of audiences.
-May provide guidance to lower-level Marketing Generalists; may make process and operational recommendations to manager.

Specific Duties Include:

-Reporting to the Dean of the Law School and an important member of the Dean’s Office, the Senior Director of Communications is responsible for creating and implementing an overall proactive communications strategy to increase the visibility of the Law School, while helping to build school pride and community.
-The Senior Director will be responsible for overseeing communications focused on major law school events, providing publicity for programs and initiatives, working closely with individual departments to support their messaging and marketing needs, and celebrating student, faculty, staff, and alumni achievements through timely, high-quality production and distribution of communications, including through the website, social media, as well as electronic and printed publications.
-The Senior Director will be responsible for overseeing and managing the content and organization of the Law School’s website, and for developing and implementing a comprehensive social media strategy.
-The Senior Director serves as a collaborative, congenial, and approachable leader, who will bring a great deal of energy, excitement, and integrity to the job.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION
Required: Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, English, public relations, or a related field.
Preferred: Only a Bachelor's degree is required, but advanced degrees will be viewed positively.
WORK EXPERIENCE
Required: 5 years of experience in a relevant field.
Preferred: Prior experience with law and legal education will be viewed positively, but not required.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

SKILLS

-Proficient communication skills.
-Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
-Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
-Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
-Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
-Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
-Highly thorough and dependable.
-Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
-Possesses a high degree of initiative.
-Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents.

To Apply:

https://hrms.indiana.edu/psp/PH1PRD_PUB/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=296453&PostingSeq=1

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Sarah Snyder
[email protected]
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
211 S. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, 47405
812-855-1578