Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) leads strategic communications and enterprise-wide marketing at the University of Cincinnati. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the CMO leads the Department of Communications + Marketing. Collaborating with partners and affiliates, the CMO advances the University's reputation and reach across multiple platforms.
Core responsibilities for the CMO include:
Oversee the University's brand identity and messaging architecture, ensuring clarity, alignment and activation.
Further develop the marketing behind Next Lives Here, the University's enterprise-wide strategic direction.
Lead the University's digital engagement strategies, including social media, web design and development, content management, digital advertising and analytics.
Direct the University's communications strategies, including media relations, national placements, campus news and crisis communications.
Lead the University's creative and brand services, including design, photography, videography and visual expression.
Partner with Enrollment Management to continuously improve student recruitment and experience strategies.
Partner with the deans and senior leaders to align and advance division-level communications and marketing.
Ensure institutional messaging reflects and advances the University's enduring commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Lead and advance the financial position of the Department via creative budget strategies as well as the optimization of resources.
Maintain a visible presence on campus to lead the Department and promote the University's agenda.
Core performance expectations for the CMO include:
Advance the University's mission, vision and values.
Recruit, retain and inspire a diverse, creative and highly motivated team to lead the University into a new era of innovation, inclusion and impact.
Create a culture preoccupied with clarity—of thought, writing, expression, design and implementation. Seek to pull attention rather than push content.
Leverage innovative technologies to further advance content management, including customization, personalization, optimization and tracking.
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Ten (10) years of relevant experience in progressive leadership roles.
Interested candidates will submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter (demonstrating your interest, qualifications and fit) electronically.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.