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Director of Marketing and Communications-- University of Texas at Arlington

posted Nov 27, 2017, 4:40 AM by Lars Hagelin

Why choose us?

We are a library that values exploring risk and revolutionary concepts in libraries. We think beyond traditional collections and services by developing programs that push creation, exploration, and innovation by our faculty and students. As UT Arlington accelerates its journey as a cutting-edge urban university, the Libraries’ excellent staff and services are the heart of the campus, united toward that goal.

Your job with us…

The Director of Marketing and Communications will provide strategic leadership for developing and executing an integrated communications and marketing plan for University Libraries (UL). Serve as the media contact for UL and design a proactive media relations program, including social media. Formulate and execute UL promotional strategy, in concert with the Libraries administration and University Communications. Direct the day-to-day newsgathering to highlight stories of the Libraries’ impact on innovation, discovery, excellence, access, and student success. Coordinate Libraries’ branding and graphic identity activities with University Communications.

Provide strategic leadership for the Marketing and Communications Department. Supervise staff and student assistants. Prepare promotional materials in support of student success initiatives and programs, fundraising and development, and various branding efforts. Produce annual reports, white papers, and professional articles for the Libraries. Perform tasks associated with development on behalf of the Libraries, and continuous improvement of the Libraries’ image and external relations. Coordinate publicity for special events. Collaborate with the Digital Creation Department to manage web-based marketing opportunities. Perform other duties as assigned. Serves as a member of University Libraries Deans Council.

What you bring…

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in communication, visual arts, or related field. Five years of significant and progressive experience in marketing communications, event management, and external relations for university, non-profit, and/or corporate organizations or the equivalent experience.

Preferred: Previous experience in higher education. Master’s degree in communication, visual arts, or related field. Supervisory Experience.

About the University

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.

The Community

Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a dynamic community of over 2 million people. The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers call the city home, and their stadiums are in the heart of the entertainment district, which includes the Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor theme parks. Arlington is recognized as the entertainment capital of Texas. Arlington is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, which feature internationally renowned cultural and arts districts, restaurants, and a vibrant night scene. The nearby Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport is a major hub with nonstop flights to myriad national and international destinations.


Please submit applications at and include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. This job may close at any time.

Finalists will make a formal presentation to Libraries’ staff on a topic to be provided. The successful candidate will be required to work some evening, weekend and holiday hours. This is a non-tenure track position.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. The UTA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.