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CAHSS Marketing Director

Duluth, Minnesota
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
The CAHSS Marketing Director has primary responsibility for marketing and communication activities throughout the college, acting as an internal marketing/advertising firm for the college. The Marketing Director will coordinate, research, recommend, and implement overall marketing initiatives. This includes planning, arranging, and administering advertising placement and managing workflow. As the senior administrator overseeing the college's marketing operations, the Marketing Director will also manage the marketing budget, assist with event planning, and build relationships by engaging the wider community to cross-promote the college and its departments. This position supervises the Website Manager/Multimedia Graphic Designer, the CAHSS Box Office/Front of House Manager, and student work-study employees. This position also works closely with University Marketing and Public Relations to align college marketing and communication activities with overall campus strategic priorities. The Marketing Director reports to the CAHSS Dean.

Responsibilities (including other duties as assigned):

  • Promote CAHSS events, including academic events, music and theatre performances, and lecture series.
  • Create, develop, and implement measurable communications strategies across multiple channels and for multiple audiences
  • Write vibrant feature stories and news releases about students, faculty, staff, alumni, and events
  • Arrange proactive earned media coverage for events and success stories
  • Oversee collegiate website in conjunction with the CAHSS Website Manager/Multimedia Graphic Designer
  • Prepare social media calendar with the CAHSS Website Manager/Multimedia Graphic Designer and CAHSS student social media manager
  • Meet regularly with CAHSS advising staff and Associate Dean to help support recruitment and retention strategies
  • Perform analysis of communication efforts, continually optimize them, and review best strategies
  • Attend and promote campus events as needed to share the CAHSS experience with other key stakeholders
  • Collaborate with CAHSS Website Manager/Multimedia Graphic Designer on data, descriptions, photographs, QR codes, layout, final editing, and proofing for publications, posters, and social media posts
  • Set production schedule, manage vendor relationships, and creative needs in collaboration with the department and the CAHSS Website Manager/Multimedia Graphic Designer's priorities
  • Monitor branding materials to ensure consistency with UMD branding
  • Provide regular and ongoing supervision of Box Office/Front of House Manager, Website Manager/Multimedia Graphic Designer, and student work-study employees
  • Serve as emergency back-up for Box Office/Front of House manager
  • Prioritize and assign work in collaboration with team members
  • Provide marketing consultation and solutions for special events like community events, press conferences, and special invited speakers and performance guests
  • Represent CAHSS at campus, public, and community events


  • BA/BS plus at least 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least 6 years
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with people from a variety of backgrounds, communities, and identities.
  • Previous experience working in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage priorities, coordinate multiple assignments simultaneously, and meet deadlines


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: .

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.
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  • Job Reference: 706373832-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: University of Minnesota
  • Location: Duluth, Minnesota
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent