Middlebury College seeks an associate vice president for public affairs to advance and protect the interests of Middlebury and all its entitiesCollege, Institute, Language Schools, Schools Abroad, Bread Loaf School of English and Writer's Conferences, and School of the Environmentwith responsibility for proactive and reactive public affairs activities at the institutional level. This position will work closely with the vice president for communications and marketing; colleagues in the division; and regularly with the president, the cabinet, senior administrative leaders, and potentially trustees, the associate vice president works to position Middlebury and its people as relevant, impactful contributors to the teaching, research, and engagement of disciplines and issues in higher education and in the world outside the academy.
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field, and a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in public affairs in a complex organization. Must have a deep understanding of higher education communications and marketing; depth of experience and sensitivity required of a strategic leadership position; experience in all realms of media, especially new media; superior strategic, analytic, and tactical abilities; expertise in advising senior leadership through crises and emergencies; outstanding management and planning skills; proven ability to manage large and complex issues; superb researching, writing, and editing skills; excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills; superior judgment and news judgment; strong presentation capabilities and a demonstrated ability to earn credibility and influence opinion leaders. To view the complete job description and apply online, visit https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/20441
Middlebury College employees enjoy a high quality of life with excellent compensation; competitive health, dental, retirement, and vision benefits; and educational assistance programs. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability
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From its proud history spanning more than two centuries, Middlebury College has emerged as one of a handful of the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges. Middlebury is unique among these schools in being a classic liberal arts college that also offers graduate and specialized programs operating around the world.