The University of Montana
Missoula, MT, United States
Manager, Marketing, Executive, Pr
Feb 16, 2022
The University of Montana invites applications for a Director of Events, Marketing & Communications (Director) for the Blewett School of Law. The Director works with faculty, staff, and students of the Blewett School of Law, which includes the Baucus Institute/Department of Public Administration and Policy to develop and implement a coordinated strategy for engaging with School of Law stakeholders through events, web, advertising, video, social media, and print materials. This position is responsible for bringing strategic vision to effectively market our School, supervise the production of events and the development and distribution of all marketing materials in both electronic and print formats.
As the Director, you will be well-versed in developing a strategic communication vision and strong ability to clearly present information on social media, alumni engagement tools, enrollment support, and promotional materials (e.g. brochures, fact sheets, posters, advertisements, articles, news releases, electronic newsletters). As the Director, you will work in coordination UM University Relations, UM Marketing and Communications Sector, and UM IT.
As the Director, you will have the following areas of oversight and leadership: Social Media; Marketing, Written Communications & Working with Media; Event Management; Website; Graphic Design; and additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action
: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.
Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, MUS Contract and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package
including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
Salary for this position is $55,000-$60,000 per year commensurate with qualifications.
Bachelor’s degree in public administration, law, marketing, communications, public relations, or journalism; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Demonstrated proficiency with written and verbal communication in web, social media, video, and print formats
Understanding and knowledge of leading, designing, and implementing a social media and print media strategy
Knowledge of modern marketing practices and ability to develop, implement, and assess a marketing strategy
Events management experience
Basic proficiency with HTML, CSS, and DreamWeaver
Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop
Ability to demonstrate strong writing skills under tight deadlines
Demonstrated project management and supervisory skills
Demonstrated basic accounting and budget skills
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Experience juggling multiple assignments and internal clients
Strong presentation skills
Effective interpersonal, public relations, and communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
Experience leading, designing, and implementing a social media and print media strategy
Experience in designing, leading, and implementing a marketing/communications vision
and the Blewett School of Law
The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.
Founded in 1912, the Blewett School of Law is an established leader in law and policy education. The first and only law school in the U.S. to house degree programs dedicated to both the practice of law and public administration, our programs prepare students through effective integration of theory and practice. Beyond preparing students for practice, our curriculum emphasizes areas of law and policy significant to the Rocky Mountain West including natural resource law, environmental law, and American Indian law and policy. The Blewett School of Law comprises 500 students and 37 faculty and staff with an operating budget of $6 million. We work and study in a spacious, state-of-the-art facility.
Our law curriculum is practice-rich and is taught by faculty with years of practice-based experience. Students actively prepare as attorneys from the start, beginning with an innovative skills-based program in the first year, continuing with intensive litigation and transactional simulation courses in the second year, and finishing with a required third-year clinical program offering professional placements at both in-house law clinics and government and public-interest law offices. This model of training and placing lawyers has earned the Blewett School of Law recognition as one of the best-value law schools in the nation
. As Montana’s only law school, with 3,675 living alums, we enjoy a close connection to the Montana bench and bar.
The Blewett School of Law is also home to Max S. Baucus Institute. The work of the Max S. Baucus Institute is an extension of the important, bipartisan, consensus-building public service Ambassador Baucus exemplified during his long and distinguished career and prepare our next generation of public servants to engage in work that makes a meaningful difference for today’s leaders. The Baucus Institute serves as the home for the Department of Public Administration and Policy.
The Department of Public Administration and Policy (DPAP) provides innovative public service education for pre-career and in-career public and nonprofit administration students. It recently placed fourth nationally for the Best 25 Masters in Public Administration Schools and placed fifth out of the Best Masters in Nonprofit Management Programs by Best Value Schools. We offer a variety of programs focused on public administration, policy, and nonprofit organizations at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our premier program, the Master of Public Administration (MPA), is the only NASPAA accredited program in Montana, with more than 2,000 alumni. Alumni within the program serve their communities and the state, such as Eldena Bear Don’t Walk, the first female Chief Justice of the Crow Tribe, and Christi Jacobsen, the current Montana Secretary of State. A DPAP student was recently named a Udall Scholar and another student was selected for the 2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.
The Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy is also housed within the Blewett School of Law. The Center helps people solve tough public problems, make informed decisions, and implement solutions that foster livable communities, vibrant economies, and healthy landscapes. The staff and Fellows are recognized experts in facilitation, mediation, collaboration, and conflict resolution. They are also well known for their work in public lands policy, water law and policy, land-use planning, and cross-boundary resource management.
Commitment to Diversity
The Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana is committed to creating a learning environment that encourages, enriches and respects the multidimensional aspects of diversity. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, differences based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation or background, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, economic class or status, points of view, or disabilities. Recognizing that the quality of legal education is enhanced by a diverse educational community, the Blewett School of Law is committed to recruiting and retaining students, faculty, staff and administrators capable of creating a safe, vibrant, diverse, engaging and intellectually stimulating learning environment. This educational environment reinforces and models the principle that diversity is an integral part of learning and the competent, people-oriented practice of law.
To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
University of Montana
Video: Mission First, People Always
UM on YouTube
City of Missoula
Video: There's This Place
Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
The State of Montana
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