The Mansfield Center invites applications for a Director of Communications – a dynamic, fast-paced position that is critical to the Center’s mission to inspire global leaders of integrity, through strengthening democracy and ethics, leadership, and mutual understanding. The Director of Communications will oversee all communications for the Mansfield Center, using judgment and discretion to implement a strategy that reflects the Center’s leadership mission and vision. The individual assigned to this position will quickly develop a clear understanding of the Mansfield legacy and its importance to the University of Montana (UM), the state of Montana, and the nation to operate in multiple communication channels (including social media, print, broadcast, and media relations). This is a high-profile position, requiring the ability to build positive and trust based relationships with a variety of stakeholders. This position will hire, train, and oversee the communications assistant as well as student interns to support social and web platforms and events while engaging with other staff for a team approach to communication. This position will report to the Executive Director of the Mansfield Center.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Upon completion of training, the incumbent will have a refined understanding of Mansfield legacy and support of vision and mission related to democracy and global engagement.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.
The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center is an academic unit of the University of Montana dedicated to fostering globally minded leaders of integrity to achieve a world in which we act with respect and integrity undeterred by our differences. Founded by an Act of Congress in 1983, we honor the life’s work of Senator Mike Mansfield and his wife Maureen to act with integrity in bipartisan leadership, support of democracy, and in global engagement, particularly with Asia.
How to Apply
Priority Application Date: October 3, 2021
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The University of Montana is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. This position is eligible for veterans' preference and disability preference in accordance with Montana State Law