Communications Director – HigherEdJobs

July 1, 2024

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Job Description


Requisition Number: RE46116

Working Title
Director of Marketing & Communications

Department Name: 7A000:COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY

Work Location: Lexington, KY

Grade Level: 45

Salary Range: $47,278-78,000/year

Type of Position: Staff

Required Education: BA

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Required Related Experience: 4 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting or standing for long periods of time.


Monday – Friday, Day shift (Typically 8:00am-5:00pm) with occasional nights and weekends as needed.

Job Summary

The person in this position will serve as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the UK College of Dentistry. This position will oversee and lead the College’s effort in website, social media, and all other media platforms, while communicating and promoting the College of Dentistry’s brand.

The person in this position will be held accountable for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic communications plan for both internal and external audiences, including outreach to potential patients, students, donors, friends, and others, to articulate the College’s mission, services, and brand.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Required skills include communication, networking planning, development, project management, writing, graphic design, presentations, web page design, customer service, grant writing budget management, and marketing and public relations.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?: Yes

Preferred Education/Experience

Experience in communications at a major University in a clinical academic setting highly preferred.

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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