Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Director of Communications, Office of Engagement & Extension
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Office of Engagement & Extension
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Application Deadline :
Mar 27, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
Director of Communications, Office of Engagement & Extension
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Location :
Fort Collins, CO
Area, Department or Unit :
Office of Engagement & Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full time
Salary :
Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience
Start Date:
None Stated
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite you to review Colorado State Universitys Board of Governors-approved Mission, Values, and Guiding Principles as well as our Principles of Community, which together inform our teaching, research, service, and engagement.The Director of Communications has primary leadership responsibilities for all aspects of marketing, communications, and public relations for Colorado State Universitys Office of Engagement and Extension. This individual will report directly to the Vice President for Engagement and Extension and serve as a member of the leadership team.Colorado State University is a land-grant institution committed to a 150-year-old mission of access to higher education for the citizens of Colorado and to excellence in teaching, research, and outreach. The campus is located in the city of Fort Collins, the county seat of Larimer County. Fort Collins is a progressive community of approximately 171,000 situated 65 miles north of Denver on Interstate 25. Located at an elevation of 5,000 feet, Fort Collins has a clear, dry climate and generally pleasant temperature throughout the year. The office for this position is in the Vice President for Engagement and Extension Office in the Student Services building on Fort Collins campus. To learn more about Colorado State Universitys Office of Engagement and Extension see
Position Category:
Administrative Professional
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Minimum education level :
Required Job Qualifications: Completed bachelors degree. At least one completed degree (bachelors or masters) in a communications-related field, liberal arts, business or closely related field OR at least five (5) years demonstrated professional experience in journalism, public relations, communications management, marketing, public administration or closely related field. At least three (3) years of professional experience demonstrating significant level of leadership skills. At least three (3) years of researching, writing, and editing experience in a professional setting in journalism, public relations, communications or marketing. Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office and industry software such as Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Canva. Demonstrable ability to produce clear, cogent, and engaging communications artifacts in a variety of genres and media (writing samples to be provided upon request). Must have a valid drivers license or the ability to obtain a drivers license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
Years of experience :
Preferred Job Qualifications: Completed masters degree. Demonstrated experience developing and implementing a strategic vision for marketing, communication and public relations, using both traditional and emerging platforms. Demonstrated vision and experience using emerging platforms to reach and engage a broad array of audiences. Ability to establish positive relationships with individuals from all backgrounds. Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity through inclusive design and language. Demonstrated skill working with people as individuals, groups, and staff, specifically from a position of leadership. Demonstrated experience creating presentation materials for an executive level audience. Professional experience or knowledge of Extension and a land-grant university system.
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Background Check Policy Statement: Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


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Contact :
Allen Buckner
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Application Instructions :
To apply for this position, please go to: For full consideration, please upload a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three professional references by 11:59 PM on March 27, 2020. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.