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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Leadership Opportunity in Marketing Communications in Troy, New York

Leadership Opportunity in Marketing Communications

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Work type: Full Time

Location: Troy, NY

Categories: Staff, Communication and Media

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Job Summary

The leader of the Marketing Communications function will provide day-to-day oversite of OCEC web, brand and editorial teams. The incumbent will partner with institute leaders on their annual marketing and communications plans, and communications roadmaps. The incumbent will be accountable for the execution of university storytelling campaigns and initiatives.


To be considered, candidates will have a bachelor's degree in marketing, integrated marketing communications, or a related field; along with five (5) years of professional and progressively responsible experience in a marketing communications setting. Candidates must have creative sensibilities and the ability to navigate and build relationships with leaders in a scholarly environment. Importantly, candidates must have an understanding of brand: how to grow and nurture one; as well as branding: how to manifest it in the market to increase engagement. The successful candidate will have the proven ability to lead and engender cooperation from others in a matrixed environment and drive teams to deliver results.

To be considered at the Director level, the candidate's experience must also include the planning and management of marketing projects, and candidates must be experienced supervisors.

Candidates at the Assistant Vice President level must also have demonstrated experience as a seasoned storyteller and be a well-rounded marketing communications professional with proven ability to develop and experience managing a high-energy, highly productive, accountable team of creative professionals in a matrixed environment. Candidates for the AVP level will have had successful experience in a similar capacity at a top tier agency or a matrixed environment.

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range:

  • Director: $125,000 - $135,000

  • Assistant Vice President: $145,000 – $155,000

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education, and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Culture of Safety at Rensselaer

Rensselaer is committed to providing a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for its faculty, staff and students. As such, we strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and remain current with available boosters to protect themselves, as well as to protect vulnerable members of the community.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources ( ( .

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Advertised: 05 Feb 2024 Eastern Standard Time

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