The College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) is seeking a Director of Communications. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
The Director of Communications position serves as the chief communications officer for the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) and reports directly to the Dean. The Director communicates strategies for CAS, and in collaboration with the Director of Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC), for the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).
The Director is in regular communication and works collaboratively with executive and programmatic leaders within CAS. Responsibilities include developing and implementing short- and long-range communication plans to ensure that responsive and effective communications are part of the College in all its operations. The Director participates in strategic planning efforts as part of the Dean’s group and makes recommendations to executive management.
The Director works in collaboration with EESC to ensure that EESC-led communications for the Agricultural Experiment Station align and support overall CAS communication strategies. The Director collaborates with Extension and Forestry communicators to lead and coordinate communication strategies for the Statewide Public Services (Agricultural Experiment Station, Extension Service, and Forest Research Lab). The Director also collaborates with University Relations and Marketing to support College-based communication needs. By being thoroughly familiar with the missions and goals of the College and of the University, the Director of Communications assures that messages from the College reflect the values and priorities of CAS and OSU.
The person in this position also serves as brand manager, which includes collaborating with University Marketing to support, guide, and enforce brand management and serving as a trusted and accessible resource for Division colleagues.
The Director is committed to enhancing diversity, fostering equity, and creating an inclusive community.
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.