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Director of External Operations (School of Law)

Southern Illinois University

  • Location: Carbodnale, IL
  • Post Date: 5/6/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME


Director of External Relations
School of Law
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University School of Law is an outstanding, small public law school that provides its students with an optimal mix of theoretical and experiential educational opportunities in a student-centered environment in order to prepare them for a changing legal profession in a global environment. The SIU School of Law is seeking an exceptional individual to serve as the Director of External Relations.

Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s Degree and three years of experience in marketing, communications, and/or media relations is required.

Preferred Qualifications: A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Three years’ experience working with volunteers.

Description: The position of Director of Law School External Relations reports to the Dean as a member of the law school’s senior leadership team, and is the senior administrative officer for the School of Law communications programs. The Director is responsible for strategic oversight and management of law school resources engaged in alumni relations, community and business relations, marketing, media relations, communications and social media. The Director works with a wide range of departments, students and faculty within the law school to develop and implement communication and marketing strategies to promote law school programs, events and accomplishments; to launch targeted fundraising campaigns; to engage alumni participation and support; and to effectively manage the publicity of law school events.

Effective Date: The beginning date for the position is as soon as possible following completion of the search.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received in the SIU School of Law Dean’s office by close of business (4:30 p.m.), Friday, May 18, 2018.

Application Procedure: Applications may be submitted electronically via email to plynn@siu.edu or mailed. A complete application will require a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references and their contact information. The letter of application should be addressed to:

Patricia Lynn, Dean’s Assistant
SIU School of Law, Mail Code 6804
SIU Carbondale 
1150 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Southern Illinois University