Bloomington, Indiana,, Special Instructions Summary For questions related to the role, the search process or the university please contact Executive Search at We are actively recruiting and accepting applications for this position. This position will remain open until filled. Department VP COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING (UA-VPCM-IUBLA) Department Information Indiana University is seeking a highly skilled and results-oriented marketing leader to position and advance the university, building upon the more than 200-year-tradition of excellence. This is a rare opportunity to serve in a leadership role that will guide respective marketing efforts across all seven IU campuses. With a new Vice President & Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, this role is of great importance to the university and a rewarding and challenging opportunity for strong marketing leadership. The Associate Vice President for Marketing will be based out of either IU’s Indianapolis or Bloomington campus, working in-person and leading a marketing department of more than 50 skilled professionals, including two Assistant Vice Presidents leading various parts of the organization. Indiana University (IU) spans seven campuses and two regional centers, including nine School of Medicine campuses across the state, more than 200 research centers and institutions, and partner locations around the globe. Together, all parts of the system broaden its impact and make an IU education accessible to more people. A home for bold vision, IU has demonstrated a progressive commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging since its founding and has been dedicated to empowering students and faculty to cultivate meaningful careers, develop lifelong connections, and make an impact on the world. Our hundreds of academic programs are among the world’s best, and the University is always looking toward the horizon, thinking about what’s next. Indiana University has a total budget of approximately $4.10 billion, with approximately 9,500 faculty, 12,000 staff and nearly 93,000 students. In addition, Indiana University is one of only seven public universities in the nation with a AAA credit rating from both Moody’s Investor Service and S&P Global. As Indiana’s largest public research university, IU Bloomington is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and is one of the state’s largest employers, with one of every 26 jobs in Indiana supported by IU. Job Summary Indiana University’s Office of the Vice President for Communications and Marketing, through market research, analytics, and a deep understanding of an optimal customer experience, is charged with elevating Indiana University’s visibility; state, national and international reach; reputation; and enrollment growth. Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, the Associate Vice President of Marketing provides leadership, sets marketing strategy, and leads and champions alignment across Indiana University. This position will establish a long-term marketing strategy that aligns with the university’s strategic goals, focusing on delivering a unified, branded customer experience fueled by research, data, and integrated marketing communications. Working alongside colleagues in research, analytics, and the digital campus, the Associate Vice President is charged with exploring new markets, audiences, and pathways to increase Indiana University’s national and international reputation and drive revenue growth through areas such as enrollment. The AVP will provide influence and lead collaboration across a diverse set of departments, many of which have their own marketers. The ideal candidate for this position is a passionate and driven leader who is experienced in higher education (or related areas) marketing and brand strategy. The AVP will be charged with translating this spirit into all facets of marketing communications, including but not limited to digital, traditional, paid, earned, and social media. Performs other related duties as assigned. Key Responsibilities: Serves as the primary advisor to the Vice President and Chief Communications & Marketing Officer in brand strategy and development, enrollment marketing, integrated marketing planning, and overall alignment across a large team of university-wide marketing and communication professionals. Collaborates with the Vice President and the AVP of University Communications to set near and long-term divisional goals, budget, and growth. Develops and executes ongoing marketing communications that bring measurable lift to the university to enhance its reputation, brand position, and rankings. Collaborates with department and university leadership to set and enact the vision for the strategic evolution of the marketing infrastructure university-wide, including partner and leadership relations, and promotion and advancement of strategy and goals. Champions and leads university alignment in brand strategy and positioning, enrollment marketing, and web and marketing communication planning. Manages university market research and branding agencies of record (AOR) and provides direction on all associated projects, including brand development, enrollment, advancement, executive communications, and thought leadership. Leads and mentors cross-discipline teams using a collaborative, data-driven approach focused on delivering an excellent customer experience. Guides or directs marketing and communications across the university, including guidance to schools, institutional advancement, research enterprise, and enrollment management. Leads the development, adoption, and continuous assessment of a cohesive brand strategy and positioning. Leads a team of marketing communications professionals in digital communications, earned media, advertising, experiential marketing, enrollment marketing and branding, content strategy and production, multimedia, and design. Qualifications Required Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business administration, or related field. Master’s degree preferred. At least ten years of increasing responsibility and leadership in strategic planning, marketing strategy, and brand management. Experience in leadership roles in marketing, brand management, advertising, or related fields, including experience leading enterprise-wide brand strategies. Demonstrated experience directing, managing, and supervising marketing or creative teams. Experience managing budgets. Required Skills & Abilities: Progressive leadership roles in marketing, brand management, advertising, or related fields. Demonstrated ability to lead change and drive brand strategy and alignment. Strong foundational marketing and brand management experience and in-depth knowledge of brand management, strategic marketing, advertising and promotion, and the uses of digital media. Proven strategic, analytical, creative, and planning skills. Broad understanding of the organizational structure, operations, budgets, and finances. Superior communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while maintaining accuracy of work. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a cross-functional team. Superior organizational skills – must be able to prioritize and meet deadlines effectively. Excellent project management, analytic, communication, and diplomacy skills. Must be able to work well under pressure. Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, including establishing cooperative working relationships with supervisors, colleagues, and campus partners. Ability to attend staff events as needed (occasional nights and weekends). Working Conditions / Demands This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation. Work Location Bloomington, Indiana or Indianapolis, Indiana Advertised Salary The anticipated salary for this role is $225,000 – $265,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Benefits Overview For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including: Multiple plan options for medical insurance Dental insurance Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting Additional supplemental retirement plan options Tuition benefit for IU classes 10 paid holidays per year Generous Paid Time Off Paid Parental Leave Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure . Job Classification Career Level: Executive FLSA: Exempt Job Function: Marketing & Communications Job Family: Communications Generalist Click here to learn more about Indiana University’s Job Framework. Close Date We are actively recruiting and accepting applications for this position. This position will remain open until filled. Posting Disclaimer Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time. This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date. If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments. New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page . Equal Employment Opportunity Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information . Campus Safety and Security The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online . You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD. Contact Us Request Support Telephone: 812-856-1234

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