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Assistant Director (Communications)

Southern Illinois University

  • Location: Carbondale, IL
  • Post Date: 1/12/2020
  • Job Type: FULL TIME


Assistant Director, Communications
Undergraduate Admissions
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Position Summary: Under the leadership of the Associate Director, Operations, the Assistant Director, Communications oversees the creation and distribution of communications for students and families from the prospect stage through enrollment. Provide project management for a variety of activities and initiatives to meet recruitment and enrollment goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Planning, development, and execution of multi-channel marketing strategies and communication campaigns, including print, digital advertising, and social media;
    2. Determine effectiveness/ROI of outreach initiatives and activities using data analytics;
    3. Collaborate with campus partners on planning, developing, and executing communication plans targeting students at every stage of the recruitment and enrollment cycles;
    4. Oversee delivery of recruitment materials requested by prospective students and other interested parties;
    5. Maintain and develop relationships with offices on campus (including Alumni, University Communications, etc.).

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree; 3-5 years progressive experience in college or university setting, preferably in an admissions office; exceptional organizational and project management skills, including attention to detail and the ability to work and think independently as well as working in a team setting; excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; experience with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) program or system; and must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Enrollment Management through work or intern experience; at least one year of experience managing and developing communication to student or customer populations.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received in the Undergraduate Admissions Office by close of business (4:30 p.m.) January 31, 2020. 

Application Procedure: A completed application consists of the following items: 1) letter of interest clearly documenting how candidate meets the qualifications, 2) resume, 3) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. Mail or email application materials to:



Jodi Boese
Undergraduate Admissions
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1263 Lincoln Drive, MC 4710
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