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Director of Marketing and Communications (Level III) University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 78712

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University of Texas at Austin is looking for highly motivated and talented candidates for the part-time role of Director of Marketing and Communications (Level III). The new role is available in Austin, TX 78712.

Brief Details

Job: Director of Marketing and Communications (Level III)


Company: University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX 78712

Job Description

Job Posting Title:

Director of Marketing and Communications (Level III)

Hiring Department:

Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs

Position Open To:

All Applicants

Weekly Scheduled Hours:


FLSA Status:


Earliest Start Date:


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue



Job Description:

Oversee the Communications Office of the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Job Details:



Oversee, manage and lead the School’s Communications team work plans, output, and performance.
Monitor national trends in public affairs impacting the School, evaluate competitive programs, conduct first-hand constituent research to learn how the LBJ School can better position itself to be a source of public policy information and expertise.
Work with writers, photographers, videographers, designers, media relations specialists and marketers identifying editorial opportunities of interest such as relevant faculty research, LBJ policy programs, and dean’s outreach.
Work with Dean’s office on special communication deliverables such as speeches, talking points, event scripts, reports, graphic design and presentations.
Write press releases, identify media contacts, pitch key stories and respond to media inquiries. Manage media expert databases and proactively promote the LBJ School experts for earned media placement.
Lead LBJ media to fully integrate social media, traditional media outreach and digital content development to proactively tell the LBJ story through multiple channels to varied audiences and to measure the success of these efforts.
Identify earned media to develop material and promote the School.
Identify public and nonprofit media partners that will advance the public affairs mission of the School.
Management Oversight

Oversee and manage brand web content on LBJ core website to ensure website users find compelling accurate information about the LBJ School and the knowledge and expertise resident in the School.
Oversee and manage brand of the School. Assign content projects, oversee timeliness and deliverable, coach and manage to ensure strong performance of, and contributions to, the overall team.
Ensure availability of wiring, editing and proofing assistance for all LBJ internal and external communications, including media, press, marketing, newsletters and approved projects.
Budget and Administrative Compliance

Oversee all aspects of the operating budgets for the Communications Office.
Manage project implementation, including emergent issues, with emphasis on time schedule control to ensure all tasks are completed within established deadlines and budgets.
Develop annual and projected budgets for the Office of Communications that reflect the strategic objectives of that Office and mission of the School.
Oversee and execute all aspects of the budget in full compliance with the rules, regulations and procedures of the University of Texas and the LBJ School, including all business transactions and contract compliance.

Serve as the primary liaison between the Dean’s Office and University of Texas leadership and among other CSU communication directors.
Collaborate closely with University Communication and staff in other colleges and schools to build media relationships and develop stories that support the mission of the LBJ School.
Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business, political science, public affairs, or a related field. A minimum of 10 years of leadership experience and a proven track record of delivering successful marketing and communications initiatives and strategies. Extensive experience cultivating media relations, maximizing media opportunities, managing media databases and driving media strategy and message development. Thorough working knowledge of social media and digital content development. Proven success in a supervisory role leading from within and skillfully managing a team that promotes professionalism, empowerment, cooperation and providing superior customer service. Effective budget management skills, including preparing budget projections. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, work well under pressure, deliver against timelines, and manage details of concurrent projects. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of internal and external audiences and stakeholders. Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings. Professional writing skills and excellent oral communications skills.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in communications, marketing, business or a related field. More than ten years of leadership experience in delivering successful high-profile marketing and communications initiatives and strategies in a higher education environment.

Salary Range

$110,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

Standard office conditions.
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
Some additional work hours, including evenings and weekends, may be required.
Supervision of communications team staff.
Required Materials


3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.


The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197.

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