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[C19-017] - Marketing and Communications Department: Assistant Director Of Marketing and Communications

Position Information

Administrative Faculty


Contact Person:
Melody Avery
Phone: 860-832-3471

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Job Description

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications in the Marketing and Communications Department.  The successful candidate will provide assistance in carrying out the functions of marketing and communications for the Office of the President/ University.  Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.  Responsibilities include: 

  • Assists the Director of Public Relations and Director of Marketing with developing, coordinating and disseminating timely internal and external communications for the Office of the President/University.
  • Writes and edits news stories and coordinates the editing and production of the campus newsletter, the Courier.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Public Relations and Director of Marketing to produce copy for and assist in the editing of Central Focus Alumni Magazine.  Writes informational, development, and feature content for traditional and digital media outlets including electronic and print materials such as Alumni News, recruitment view books, brochures, etc.
  • Supports marketing and communications efforts in promoting a positive image of the University with emphasis on enrollment and fundraising.  Assists with researching, writing, editing and generating ideas for news and feature articles that showcase the University.
  • Works with the Coordinator of Designs and Publications in preparation of content for University publications and creating new, innovative marketing materials.
  • Supports the posting of images/photographs/stories from various events to the University website and social media outlets.
  • Supports Institutional Advancement initiatives such as assisting with the preparation of Continuing Education course booklets, producing fundraising event programs, etc.
  • Assists with other public relations/marketing and communications activities and special projects, as assigned.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above, which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three years of experience in writing, editing, and developing communications for print and electronic publications
  • Must possess a strong commitment to customer service and teamwork
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize a variety of communication vehicles such as print, electronic, social media, etc.
  • Must be detail oriented, able to function efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment, and manage multiple priorities
  • Commitment to serving a diverse student body

Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Evidence of meeting deadlines
  • Work experience in a higher education setting
  • Proven experience with speech writing, e.g., editorial content, and developing marketing collateral
  • Adept with visual presentations including the use of Microsoft Office and other digital media platforms

The University:  The University:  CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system.  Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose.  As of fall 2018, CCSU serves approximately 11,822 students - 9,546 undergraduates, and 2,276 graduates.  CCSU is richly diverse: more than 34 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage.  Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city with a population of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital of culture-rich Hartford.  CCSU is currently in a large-scale community engagement initiative, designed to more effectively embrace our communities as the “steward of central Connecticut.”  Pursuing a range of partnership arrangements with area businesses, schools, agencies, and more, this initiative will create significant new opportunities for student internships, faculty research, as well as an expanding array of cultural collaborations with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, city theatres, the world-renowned New Britain Museum of American Art, and other area attractions.

Application and Appointment:  For full consideration, applications must be received by January 24, 2019.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience; minimum salary is $52, 489.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button electronically submit the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e. SSN, DOB, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Emailed, faxed or mailed copies will not be accepted.

For more information, contact Melody Avery, Assistant Director Search Chair at 860-832-3471 or  

Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.