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10 Apr 2015

Full-Time Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications

SACJobs Orlando, Florida, United States

Job Description

Job Description:

This position, which is shared with Student Development and
Enrollment Services and Communications and Marketing, is
responsible for achieving key initiatives for each division
and leading communications and marketing programs and
personnel for SDES.

Ensure the successful planning, execution, monitoring, and
completion of SDES/C&M projects and initiatives that
contribute to the divisions and university achieving
strategic goals

Build an SDES communications and marketing team that serves
the division’s needs and works in concert with colleagues
in Communications and Marketing Align communications and
marketing strategies to achieve key goals for SDES, C&M and
UCF Address emerging policy, crisis, and reputation issues
that can affect SDES, C&M and UCF

Work with SDES and C&M leadership to address progress
toward key initiatives including, but not limited to:

o Achieving performance funding goals

o Advancing involvement with University Innovation Alliance
and Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities

o Promoting a safe and caring culture through UCF Cares

o Improving performance on measures included in US News &
World Report rankings

o Attracting and retaining high-quality and diverse first-
time-in-college students and transfer students

Develop creative, strategic, informative and entertaining
communications and marketing content and campaigns across
multiple media that result in target audiences
participating in and supporting key university initiatives,
including communications to students to drive further

engagement with SDES or related university programs.

Work with C&M colleagues to conduct an audit of SDES
communications and marketing resources, processes and
personnel. With agreement from SDES and C&M leadership, use
the audit to improve results, efficiency and cost savings
for the SDES and C&M divisions.

Collaborate with SDES colleagues on improving programs that
affect the UCF and SDES brand

– but are not communications and marketing issues, per se —
including student orientations, parent communication,
campus tours, housing and residence life and more.

Develop strategic communications and marketing plans
targeting SDES employees to create a well-informed
community that supports SDES and UCF strategic goals.

Monitor and maintain constant awareness of major issues
that impact (or that have the potential to impact) the
divisions and university, and recommend and help implement
communications strategies and tactics to address the issues.

Create an environment in the divisions that recognizes
excellence and promotes a positive atmosphere of
achievement and collaboration.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization
and six years of appropriate experience;

or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of
specialization and eight years of appropriate


Preferences Prefer:

5 years of supervisory experience leading and coordinating
communication and marketing teams

Previous project management experience with high-output
communication and marketing teams highly desirable

Experience working in higher education environment with a
focus on Student Affairs and outcomes.

Special Conditions:

State Title: Director, Information/Publications Services

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-
free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm; evenings and weekends as

Work Location: Orlando (Main)


Education:      Master’s Degree Preferred
Work Experience:      6-8 Years

How to Apply

Contact Info:       Please Note: Applicants must apply through No paper applications, resumes, cover letters or emails will be accepted or considered for this A&P position. Cover letters, resumes, and other documents can be attached through the website. The position number for this position is #37604.

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Communications, Executive Director, and Strategic Initiatives. Salaries: TBD - Based on Experience.


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