Reporting to the Senior Vice President, the Director of MarComm Administration and Special Projects serves on the divisional senior leadership team, leads special initiatives, ensures alignment between senior leaders and departments, manages office operations, and leads daily and long-term operations in Marketing, Communications, and External Relations. The incumbent serves as a principal advisor to the SVP and partners, plans, evaluates, and implements special projects, liaises with university counterparts, manages MarComm goalsetting and reporting, and plays a key role in supporting the SVP's decisions and directives. The Director also interacts with executive leaders, board members, and high-level external contacts on behalf of the SVP.
Typically a Bachelor's degree, a master's degree or equivalent experience preferred with a specialization in communications, marketing and/or business management.
Minimum of seven years of related administrative, communications, public relations, marketing and business development experience in positions of increasing responsibility, preferably within higher education.
Mastery-level understanding of an academic culture and for LMU's Catholic, Jesuit, and Marymount mission. A deep knowledge for the history, achievements, and aspirations of the university and the ability to effectively articulate the president's vision to diverse audiences.
Knowledge of communications and marketing principles.
Possesses exceptional verbal and written communications skills and compelling and impactful presentation abilities. Has the ability to motivate and inspire creative, communications, and marketing teams as well as colleagues, constituents, leaders, and governance boards.
Experience brainstorming ideas and concepts and recommend solutions and strategies.
Demonstrated experience in complex problem solving. Keen judgement to know when to act decisively and when to seek consensus.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and entrepreneurially; experience creating, developing and implementing new initiatives.
Produces high quality deliverables with meticulous attention to detail. Must be metrics-driven and results-oriented manager with excellent analytical skills. Ability to provide quick turnaround and updates for multiple requests while maintaining high quality work.
Must be able to perform successfully in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, and service-oriented environment. Significant experience leading successful outcomes and navigating political dynamics within a complex organization required. Willing and able to adjust to changing demands and shifting priorities.
Demonstrated successful record of handling confidential information with appropriate sensitivity and discretion.
Demonstrated computer competency and high-level experience with presentation software, web content management systems, and office productivity tools.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.