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Vacancy for Director of Communications

Vacancy for Director of Communications at Rice University

Country: USA
City: Houston
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Apply for the Vacancy for Director of Communications at Rice University. The category of the position is Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs.

Salary Information

$70,600 – $95,300

Position Summary

The Rice 360° Institute for Global Health offers innovative research & education programs to design and implement new technologies to solve real global health challenges.

Qualifications for Vacancy for Director of Communications


Related experience in all of the following areas:

  • Communicating complex engineering, public health, and/or scientific concepts to a variety of audiences
  • Likewise, using communications efforts to increase broad awareness of and support for global health and development issues
  • Also, using communications efforts to inform political and financial support for health and development goals in the developing world with governmental and non-state organizations
  • Conception, design, and management of communications strategies, initiatives, and materials
  • Also, copywriting, editing, web writing, photography, graphic design, creating program collateral material and/or presentation design
  • Social media communications
  • Media relations
  • Furthermore, managing and leading a team

Skills Required

  • Strong communication skills both oral and written
  • Likewise, organization and creativity skills
  • Analytical problem-solving skills

Skills Preferred

  • Expertise in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Also, knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs and/or other publishing and design software
  • Familiar with new media applications and social media outlets
  • Likewise, knowledge of communications issues related to higher education
  • Public Health knowledge
  • Also, demonstrated sensitivity to low resource settings
  • Knowledge of the interests and needs of engineering, science, technology, and education reporters in multiple forms of media highly desirable
  • Furthermore, the ability to use imagination and innovation to effectively communicate with appropriate audiences and constituent groups


  • Develops and executes marketing strategies and marketing plans/programs to meet RICE 360° and NEST360° initiative objectives
  • Likewise, leads the execution of communication and brand strategy for multiple programs incorporating appropriate channel
  • Also, responsible for staff including the recruitment, management, development, and retention of staff
  • Sets budget, goals, and objectives in alignment with organizational goals
  • Oversees event management as needed to support marketing objectives
  • Manages vendor relationships
  • Oversees market research and analysis
  • Furthermore, uses the results to inform decisions regarding strategic marketing direction, product segmentation, and customer targeting
  • Also, assesses market opportunities and track market trends. Implement marketing improvements based on findings


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline02 October,2020
Company NameRice University



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