Director of Educational Communications for Student Affairs

California Polytechnic State University
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:$80,000 - $100,000
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Director of Educational Communications for Student Affairs

Apply now Job no: 523441 Work type: Management (MPP) Location: San Luis Obispo Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled) Position Description

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Educational Communications will cultivate relationships with key stakeholders across the division and university to provide oversight, develop, and lead communications for students and stakeholders that increase awareness, access and utilization of divisional programs, services, and resources.

This leadership position will oversee a high-performing communications team that develops creative communication solutions for Student Affairs to support the educational mission, vision, and values of Cal Poly. The Director is a division-wide leader who oversees communications that advance Student Affairs' commitment to retain and support a diverse and inclusive student body. This position partners with University Communications and Marketing (UCM) on a variety of projects and initiatives that uphold the university's brand promise as a leading polytechnic institution grounded in Learn by Doing. This is a hybrid position eligible for remote work pursuant to Cal Poly's Telecommuting and Remote Work Guidelines and the CSU policy requiring that all work be performed within the State of California.

Department Summary

The Division of Student Affairs promotes student success throughout the Cal Poly experience by providing Learn by Doing opportunities, delivering innovative student-centered programs, supporting personal growth, encouraging lifelong connections, and empowering all students within a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment. Student Affairs Communications is the department responsible for providing educational communications services to Student Affairs departments, enhancing and supporting the effective achievement of student success and engagement outcomes.

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in creating and executing strategic communications and marketing plans.
  • Experience in development and production of marketing and communications campaigns and assets including print, web, videography, photography and digital.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Demonstrated skill in modeling a culture of open and honest communication, respect, inclusion, integrity, balance, high achievement, and professionalism.
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to effectively utilize available resources and direct, guide and develop staff. Must be able to lead staff in meeting goals, with the ability to foster strong working teams and evaluate and adjust as needed.
  • Experience using web content management, marketing automation, and/or other communications publishing tools.
  • Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree and five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience providing work direction or program management in marketing, communications, and/or public relations, or in a related field.
  • Salary and Benefits

    The anticipated hiring range for this role is $80,000 - $100,000 Per Year. Note that the offer is calculated based on the background and relevant years of experience of the individual selected.

    Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

    Cal Poly

    Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly's hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

    Diversity Statement

    At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

    Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer.

    Supplemental Information

    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https: // and questions may be sent to [email protected]

    Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

    Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

    Advertised: February 14, 2023 (12:00 PM) Pacific Standard Time Applications close: Open Until Filled

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