Associate Director of Communications, Of
Fielding Graduate University
Santa Barbara, CA


Associate Director of Communications, Office of Development

Reports to: Director of Development & Community Relations
Position: Regular, Full-Time 
Wage Range: DOE
FLSA Status: Exempt

Join our outstanding team! Enjoy 8 paid holidays and 2 weeks' paid vacation, 1 week paid winter break, benefits beyond belief, and excellent learning opportunities!

Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded.

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. We are seeking an Associate Director of Communications to work out of our headquarters in Santa Barbara on a full-time 37.5-hour per week basis. Remote and flexible scheduling will be considered.

Summary
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 diversity and inclusion. The Associate Director of Communications is an integral member of President’s cabinet and Office of Development 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 Media and Communications Officer 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.

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in business, humanities, journalism, communications, marketing, or related field. Master’s degree in a related field is desirable.

Experience: (Amount and kind)
At least five years of professional experience in communications, journalism, public relations, brand management, or related field.
Experience in producing high-quality communications materials such as magazines.
Experience in an academic or nonprofit setting is highly desirable.

Knowledge, skills and abilities: (Level of knowledge, measurable skills and talents)
Exceptional writing skills for a diversity of audiences in a variety of media.
Excellent public speaking skills.
Demonstrated portfolio of produced and written materials online and in print.
Demonstrated excellence in news judgement, reporting, and interviewing.
Ability to cultivate and maintain a wide variety of professional relationships with diverse constituencies.
Ability to work independently and to work collaboratively with others.
Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and diplomacy and to represent the University effectively.
Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

BENEFITS
Fielding employees enjoy a friendly and dynamic environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits which include a 37.5 hour work week, 8 paid holidays and 2 weeks’ paid vacation per year, plus a 1 week paid winter break, medical/dental/vision insurances, Flexible Spending and/or Health Savings Accounts, retirement contributions after one year of service, Childcare Assistance, Tuition Assistance, and professional development opportunities.

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. 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 social justice and diversity, and encourages individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Online Application Link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=371bf4c2-8681-458c-8b35-722b1fc8d540&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=433808&lang=en_US

ABOUT FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY
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.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 38124

Contact Information
Patty McDonald
[email protected]
Fielding Graduate University
1304 W Roseburg Ave
Modesto, 93105
209-343-1907