Director of Marketing & Communications | University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan, To apply for this position, please include a copy of your resume and cover letter ( make this the first page of your resume ) and click the Apply Now button above. ( Your salary will be determined by your qualifications, experience, and education.) Come join Merit – the nation’s premier Research and Education Network, providing technology services to Michigan’s public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare and other Michigan non-profit organizations for over 55 years! The Director of Marketing and Communications will develop and lead the strategic initiatives of Merit’s Marketing and Communications team. The Director will be responsible for translating Merit’s business strategy into an overall strategic vision of marketing for the organization, creating tactical plans, and executing these along with the Marketing team. This role is responsible for developing a comprehensive marketing and communication strategy that will increase credible brand recognition, community engagement and new market growth. Key components of the position will be to manage and supervise staff members and various consultative resources as applicable for the department. This position reports to the Vice President for Community Engagement, and works collaboratively with Merit’s Executive team, Member Engagement, Technology Services team, and other various departments. As a top candidate, you will be a highly organized self-starter, able to work under deadlines, juggle multiple assignments simultaneously, be proactive, and be willing to learn. The position requires frequent and flexible travel (estimated at 15% of time) within the state of Michigan and out of state several times per year to attend conferences, promote Merit’s brand, and interface with Merit’s Membership and peer organizations. To learn more about Merit and our team, please visit our website: We are committed to offering a high-quality benefits package to support staff and their families. Learn more about our 2:1 retirement matching, healthcare plans with nationwide coverage including prescription drug coverage, multiple dental plans, a vision plan, flexible spending account, well-being programs, long-term disability, automatic life insurance, general legal services, multiple early childhood centers, time away from work and work-life programs to promote balance. Learn more at Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Supervisory Responsibility This position has formal supervisory responsibility (set pay rates, discipline if necessary, set work schedule, etc.) over Marketing Department employees. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee (with or without accommodations) to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position, the work schedule will be determined by the supervisor and may change if necessary.  There may be some occasional work required outside of the established schedule, which may include weekends and holidays.  Typical work schedule is 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday for most staff.  Position is based out of Ann Arbor, MI. Hybrid work model is in place for this position (work partly done in the physical workplace and partly remote). Travel Travel is required. Background Screening: The University of Michigan/Merit Network conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background checks in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Application Deadline: Job openings are posted for at least seven (7) calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible , are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.