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Company name
Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Marketing, Executive, Pr

Posted on
Oct 24,2019

Valid Through
Feb 06,2020


The Director of Strategic Communications is responsible for, and supports, critical writing needs for the Dean’s Office and college leadership. Acts as the primary author of college project proposals and other strategic documents. The Director has oversight of the strategic and integrated communications plan for Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine, with campuses in Mount Pleasant and Saginaw, Michigan, its clinical enterprise –


Health and


Medical Education Partners (


Partners) graduate medical education programs.

Required Qualifications

~Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, English, writing or a related field.

~A minimum of four years of relevant experience as a writer, reporter, public relations executive, editor or similar position.

~Demonstrated ability to write and edit for print and web.

~Experience following style guides and graphic standards manuals to achieve consistency in text and graphics for print and web.

~Demonstrated problem-solving skills.

~Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Working knowledge of computer applications.

~Ability to project a positive and professional image.

~Ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

~Master’s degree.

~Previous experience managing a website.

~Prior experience in an academic, hospital, or clinical environment.

~Experience working across multiple sites or locations.

~Familiarity with college/university operations

Duties & Responsibilities

In collaboration with university-wide efforts, provide oversight of communication, marketing, branding, and promotion activities for the college,


Medical Education Partners and



Directs and supports the critical writing needs for the Dean’s Office and college leadership. Acts as the primary author of college project proposals and other strategic documents. Oversees implementation of a communications strategic plan to promote the mission of the college.

Directs and fosters internal and external communications by the college, its leadership, and units through activities including, but not limited to, the development and dissemination of communications from administrators and preparation of remarks, speeches, talking points, preparing special announcements, project proposals, fact sheets and other documents for the Dean and senior leadership.

In collaboration with other college team members creates project proposals, philanthropic submissions, and other strategic documents. Provides support for and works collaboratively with the college and University Advancement in proposal development and writing.

Supervises Coordinator of Communication and Web Development in internal and external marketing and communications, including the website, mass correspondence and direct mail efforts, published materials, other resource materials and the management of the College’s social media presence.

Serves as liaison with communications peers at the University, affiliated hospitals, partner communities, and other organizational stakeholders.

Works closely with University Communications to identify regional, state, and national trade media opportunities to ensure a constant flow of news stories and other strategic communications.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity by working to develop a culture of inclusion and mutual respect.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised

Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others in our teams. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve leadership abilities and demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At


, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMU’s culture of excellence.

Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Employee Group

Professional & Administrative -Salary

Staff Pay Level

Pay Range

$68,000 - $95,000


Academic Affairs


College of Medicine

Position Status


Position End Date

Employment Status




Position Type

12 month

Weekly Work Schedule

M-F 8:00-5:00; nights and weekends as needed

At Will?



Mount Pleasant, MI

About the Department



and the College of Medicine: Central Michigan University provides limited support services to assist students with emotional and psychological issues while on the


campus. The faculty & Staff at


support all students in their transition to and during their college experience. Not only does the University provide psychiatric services but also provides access to counselors through the Counseling Center. The


College of Medicine welcomed its inaugural class in the summer of 2013. The innovative medical school curriculum is designed to prepare students for practice in mid- to northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, with particular attention to primary care needs in the region. The program is housed in a new facility with advanced technology for teaching. To learn more about the College of Medicine, visit

About CMU

Founded more than 125 years ago to meet Michigan’s need for teachers and business leaders, Central Michigan University prepares students to become leaders and changemakers in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 22,000 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. We offer approximately 300 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels — many of which are nationally ranked for excellence.


leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5 percent of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with students at the graduate and undergraduate levels in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 18 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes are achieving great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing titles in Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.2.


is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. The city is a short drive from other major Michigan destinations including Grand Rapids and Detroit, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and more.


employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

EEO Statement


, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community.


does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see

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Company info

Central Michigan University
Phone : 989-774-4000
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