Vice President for University Relations and Marketing
Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Internal Number: 133614
Internal Job Number: P06577UF
The Office of the President is seeking a Vice President of University Relations and Marketing. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. For more information on the full position profile and how to apply, please visit the Isaacson, Miller Executive Search Website.
Reporting to the President, the Vice President for University Relations and Marketing leads the development and implementation of Oregon State University's comprehensive communications, marketing, and public affairs strategies in direct support of OSU's mission and strategic plans and its aspirations to be one of the nation's leading land grant research universities.
The Vice President must demonstrate a strong level of expertise and commitment to leading modern best practices and branded institutional internal and external communications; integrated brand marketing, developing and expanding the university's social media presence; stewarding institutional public affairs; attracting and developing outstanding marketing, communications and related staff; demonstrating the university's reputation for excellence; and supporting the growth and impact of marketing efforts in service to the university's strategic priorities.
Working closely with OSU's leadership, the vice president provides a bold and dynamic vision for articulating OSU's areas of distinction and for establishing and assessing goals and outcomes, target audiences, and strategies for OSU's communications, marketing, and public affairs efforts. In this highly collaborative role, the vice president supports university leaders, OSU communications and marketing professionals across the university, and key partners in telling OSU's story and contributing to its aspirational growth and success.
The Vice President is charged with leading efforts to elevate and distinguish knowledge of OSU among diverse regional, national and international audiences, including the general public; the media; higher education, government and non-profit leaders; prospective students and their families; alumni, donors and OSU stakeholders; and business and industry. This includes all counties and diverse communities in Oregon as part of OSU's land grant mission. The vice president is responsible for ensuring these efforts advance the university's inclusive excellence mission and are culturally responsive and relevant to diverse internal and external communities served by the university.
The Vice President serves as chief communications counsel and strategist to the president and university leadership.
The Vice President develops internal university communications strategies and ensures that the university is well-positioned to both respond to and anticipate issues that are likely to impact the OSU community. The Vice President is responsible for articulating and implementing a clear communication strategy for critical incidents and issues impacting the university community and coordinates closely with leadership and units across OSU to develop and deploy holistic public responses consistent with the university's values and mission.
Units reporting to the Vice President include University Marketing; Web Communications; News and Research Communications; Executive and Internal Communications; Trademark Licensing; University Events; OSU Productions; the Public Records Office, the LaSells Stewart Center, Conference Services and Printing and Mailing Services.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field. At least ten years' experience planning, coordinating and directing comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations programs, including budget management and staff supervision.
Dynamic communicator with superior interpersonal skills.
Bachelor's degree, plus five years of experience in fields related to the duties of this position.
Visionary leader with the ability to direct comprehensive marketing, communications, and public relations strategies to advance university goals.
Ability to lead organizational crisis and issue management communication.
Demonstrable commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Successful experience leading large-scale strategic efforts and large teams within a complex, decentralized organization.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.