The Executive Director of External Relations will lead the implementation of outcomes-focused College communications and marketing strategy, collaborating with College partners to determine program objectives, devise key messages, identify optimal message platforms and channels, and set communications frame work and guidance. The Director develops, oversees and monitors the External Relations plan and annual work plan. The Director empowers and leads the External Relations team, including alumni relations, marketing and communications professionals. The Director is responsible for the college's communications, publications, online presence, media relations, major events, partnerships and sponsorships. The Director will maintain a collaborative relationship with University Advancement and will build relationships across the College, campus and region for the College's benefit. The Director is responsible for media relations, production of College publications, advancement/development communications, and management of the College's online presence. The Director will maintain a collaborative relationship with University Advancement and work closely with Executive Education.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Bachelor Degree and 5 or more years of experience in a related field are required. Master's degree preferred.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
10+ years of related experience; prior experience in higher education preferred.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.