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Director of Marketing - School of Nursing

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: School of Nursing
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: Varied
Position Number: 10-429
Open Date: June 13, 2018
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting resumes
Send Resume To: http://apply.interfolio.com/51473


This position will manage the marketing and communications for the School of Nursing (SON) and will be responsible for the strategic development and implementation of integrated marketing communications plan to promote the SON's undergraduate and graduate programs and to increase the School's visibility to internal and external constituents.

The Director functions as the SON marketing communications liaison with Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC) and collaborates regarding project management, marketing strategy, advertising, public and media relations, messaging, writing and editing, photography, and website and social media.

The Director will manage day-to-day and long-term marketing projects in collaboration with the SON, the OMC, and Pearson in order to meet enrollment and public relations goals. This position will report to the Assistant Dean, Recruitment and Enrollment Management.


Develops, refines, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive communication strategy inclusive of all programs within the SON, in collaboration with OMC, SON Assistant Dean, Recruitment and Enrollment Management, Multimedia Coordinator, Admissions Director, Online Admissions Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant.

Coordinates and connect the SON online presence and marketing messaging across all channels including Pearson and OMC.

Manages marketing projects and processes in the SON:

  • Manages the annual SON Magazine;
  • Initiates and manage projects and campaigns (internal and external) and workflow priorities;
  • Provides oversight of operational requirements for content review and approval for marketing assets ensuring brand consistency and quality;
  • Collaborates regarding communication channel development of social media and website;
  • Assists with marketing SON events and conferences;
  • Assists in the development of content gathering, and writing marketing materials, advertisements, and various communications;
  • Consults with writers, designers, faculty, and administrators;
  • Assists OMC in story development and media requests when needed;
  • Facilitates key messaging of SON differentials and programs;
  • Collaborates with OMC for photography needs for the SON website and social media quality, branding, and accuracy.

Primary marketing liaison with Pearson for all aspects of online program marketing initiatives:

  • digital marketing platforms
  • SEO and website content
  • social media channels
  • video and photo shoots
  • webinars, blogs
  • printed and conference materials
  • prospective student communications
  • content review for brand consistency and quality
  • consults with writers, designers, website personnel, faculty, and administrators
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Work requires a Bachelor's degree in marketing and communications or related field, from an accredited institution, and 5+ years' work experience in higher education or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Strong understanding of communication strategies and methods;
  • Experience with digital, web, print, social media marketing;
  • Experience with project management and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Experience with market research and data analysis;
  • Understanding how to implement effective marketing programs across multiple channels;
  • Creative problem solver with strong critical thinking skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment, and ability to work with diverse constituents;
  • Manage marketing plan within budget constraints;
  • Advanced knowledge of design and communications concepts;
  • Understands applicability of various software applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • Able to function within a complex and highly collaborative administrative structure;
  • Proven leadership skills.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. The successful candidate will submit a cover letter describing your experience and interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references, to http://apply.interfolio.com/51473. Priority will be given to applications submitted by June 29, 2018.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.