The Director of Marketing and Communications leads communications, marketing, and public relations strategies, programs, and services in support of Loyola Law School as a fully integrated member of LMU's Marketing and Communications team. Supervising a team and embedded at Loyola Law School, the Director develops, executes, and supports comprehensive communications and marketing plans and projects that increase engagement and achieve LLS and university objectives with key target audiences and constituent groups. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Communications and collaborating closely with the LLS Dean and leadership, the Director oversees budgets, personnel, and resources responsible for producing integrated communications that promote goodwill, raise the school's prominence and academic profile, align with the university's mission and goals, advance the university's and LLS' strategic priorities and brand strategy, and enhances LLS' visibility and exposure. The incumbent cultivates and stewards relationships with key stakeholders that inspire a culture of creativity, collaboration, and innovation as part of a broader, synchronized, multi-disciplinary team of communications professionals.
Typically a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred. Degrees in marketing, communications, or public relations preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills and abilities needed to stay abreast of best practices and industry trends.
Minimum 7 years communications experience in higher education or non-profit industries preferred. Evidence of successful communications positions of increasing responsibility required.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and independently with internal and external constituencies and with professionals of varied disciplines to accomplish tasks and projects.
Demonstrated experience managing and executing across multiple communications and marketing channels and media; highly developed skills in communications writing and editing;
Highly collaborative style with experience developing and implementing communications strategies successfully; a background that demonstrates relationship-building, consensus-building, flexibility, and managing through influencing;
Evidence of high energy leadership style with a track record for leading both strategic and tactical communications efforts;
Self-starter, able to work independently and entrepreneurially; experience creating, developing and implementing new initiatives;
Demonstrated computer competency with common production software suites, such as photo editing software, email marketing tools, and analytics reporting software.
Ability to produce high quality deliverables with meticulous attention to detail. Must be metrics-driven and results-oriented with demonstrated analytical skills.
Ability to provide quick turnaround and updates for multiple requests while maintaining strong reputation of high quality work.
Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a cross-functional team.
Must be able to perform successfully in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, and service-oriented environment. Experience working successfully within a complex organization. Willing and able to adjust to changing demands and shifting priorities.
Willingness to work evenings and weekends to support programming, events, and major project deadlines.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.