Job PurposeThe Senior Director of Brand Marketing leads all institutional marketing strategy and planning that build awareness to Towson University's brand with target audiences, communicating TU's value proposition and brand positioning in a manner that resonates with prospective students, opinion leaders, influences, alumni, donors, and internal audiences, and begin a two-way conversation with new stakeholders. As a member of the University Marketing and Communications leadership team, the Senior Director partners closely with senior leaders and teams from Creative Services, Digital Strategy, Enrollment Marketing, and Media and Communications to build and execute campaigns and long term brand strategy. The Senior Director serves as the lead player in understanding TU's key audiences and driving the when, where and how we communicate with key stakeholders, across social media, owned, earned media coverage, influencer marketing and paid media. The Senior Director builds compelling communications plans that deliver on strategies and key performance indicators (KPI’s), and is eager to both manage strategically and work tactically.
Develops a deep understanding of our target audiences and imbuing that into the Towson University culture. The Senior Director builds compelling marketing and communications plans that deliver on strategies and is eager to both manage strategically and work tactically. Oversees teams for Social Media, and PR & Events, as well working with external partners for stakeholder insights and media planning. Builds cross-channel marketing plans that deliver on both strategic and analytical goals. Leads TU's cross-functional efforts around key brand developments and launches. Builds compelling and relevant omni-channel audience experiences with partnership from Media and Communications, Marketing, Digital Strategy, Enrollment Marketing and Creative Services teams within the division. Manages a staff of 3 full-time marketing coordinators, assistants, freelancers, and external teams who improve and optimize brand marketing work. Supervises/mentors student employees as it relates to media relations functions.
Bachelor's degree in marketing or related field; eight years of professional experience with at least five years of demonstrated brand marketing experience, including at least 3 years of supervisory experience; must possess an ability to write engagingly and persuasively; ability to work productively with partner ad agency, sales representatives as well as with senior university administration, faculty, staff and students; ability to coordinate and prioritize complex projects; must be a strong and innovative problem solver, creative strategist and a great tactical leader who has a humble, self-motivated working style and collaborative nature; discretion, excellent judgement and trustworthiness are crucial; ability to effectively interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse individuals; experience with social media, PR and influencer marketing best practices, technologies and recent innovations; experience with quantitative and qualitative stakeholder insights as well as brand strategy development; proven track record of driving results in a way that supports a brand strategy and in a brand-driven work, and building a team culture that values using analytics to improve work as well as creative; ability to effectively interact with culturally and ethnically diverse individuals; and compassionate, authentic and inspirational manager who can identify, nurture and leverage strengths and talents within the team.
Master's degree and knowledge of marketing and advertising industry.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and BenefitsCompetitive salary and full university benefits that include excellent health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave, 14 holidays, personal and sick days. To learn more about our benefits, please click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
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The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for stu...dy and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).