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Communications Director

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University Of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

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The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Provost is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Communications Director. Reporting to the Assistant Provost for Strategic Communications, the Communications Director takes initiative to support and advance the Office of the Provost’s communications strategies and outreach. Effectively, enthusiastically, and accurately communicating both the vision and the guiding principles of the Office of the Provost is central to the communications team’s efforts – and to this role in particular. Demonstrated project management expertise, preferably within the higher education environment – from visioning and establishing initial timelines, to project development, completion, and evaluation – is essential for success in this position.

Education Required


Minimum Related Experience Level Required

10 years experience

Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Baccalaureate degree in English, journalism, or communications required, Master’s degree in these fields or another relevant field preferred. Minimum of 10 years of successful marketing and communications experience and recognized excellence in professional writing, speech writing, interviewing and feature writing for traditional media channels as well as social media channels.

Ten years of experience working in higher education is preferred, specifically working closely with administrators, faculty, students, staff, alumni, and donors in an academic environment. Must have experience in supporting senior level executives in a communications capacity, experience in managing complex projects within large organizations, ability to prioritize multiple deadlines and to proactively manage time-sensitive initiatives. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required; knowledge of InDesign is a plus.

Required Licenses/Certifications

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check,


Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check

For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.

Assignment Category

Regular, Full-Time

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Scheduled Work Hours

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours



University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

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Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.

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