Director of Film and Multimedia Outreach

University of Southern Mississippi
September 21, 2023
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Director of Film and Multimedia Outreach

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Film and Multimedia Outreach.

Position Details

Location Gulf Park

730 East Beach Boulevard Long Beach, Mississippi, 39560 United States Division Office of the Provost - GP Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded Yes Salary Range 52,995.00 - 62,347.00 Pay Grade


Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover to receive full consideration.

Job Summary: Responsible for overall administrative oversight of the Visualization and Digital Multimedia Center of Excellence for outreach services and in support of relevant academic programs. Engage with external stakeholders and foster relationships with the film industry. Coordinate the pipeline of continual film-related projects related to topics and issues relevant to people living in coastal and maritime settings. This position will play a key role in expanding the reach and impact of Coastal USM's Media and Entertainment Arts (Film) program and ensuring its alignment with industry trends and practices.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Documentary production and direction.
  • Seek, secure, and administer external funding for the Center's initiatives.
  • Cultivate and execute a comprehensive outreach plan to promote outreach and the Media and Entertainment Arts (Film) program to a broad network of stakeholders.
  • Establish and lead an engaged network of professional partners, including but not limited to industry leaders and subject matter experts, government officials, and community college partners to inform outreach and coordination of the pipeline of film-related ecosystem.
  • Advise the Media and Entertainment Arts (Film) curriculum to remain relevant and responsive, and mentor experiential learning moments for students.
  • Organize and coordinate an annual film festival to bring together industry professionals, faculty, students and others to create awareness and engage the community.
  • Develop proposals, budgets, and marketing materials to promote outreach and programmatic growth with the goal of incorporating a self-sustaining model for continued programming.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Coastal Resilience and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Coastal USM.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Master's degree in film studies, marketing, public relations, strategic communications, or related field from an accredited college or university with a minimum of five years' experience in film-related endeavors. Minimum of three years leadership activity in outreach experience. Minimum one year experience teaching.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

  • Proven experience in outreach or community engagement, preferably in the field of film studies or related arts disciplines.
  • Strong knowledge of the film industry, including trends, emerging technologies, and key players.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal leadership skills to build relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop and execute outreach strategies and initiatives including the ability to form team-based strategies with constituent groups.
  • Experienced in writing and administering grant-related or comparable projects.
  • Strong organizational and project management abilities.
  • Familiarity with marketing and promotional techniques.
  • Proficiency in using digital tools and platforms for outreach purposes.
  • Passion for film and a commitment to promoting film education.
  • Knowledge of graphic design software.
  • Understands the interconnection of telling stories through film, particularly for people living and interacting with the ocean and coasts.
  • Leverages professional expertise and University knowledge to assess areas of opportunity, identify solutions and effectively execute the plan. Self- motivated and accountable for results.
  • Demonstrates the ability to deliver accurate, concise, and quality communication (verbal and written) in a timely manner. Encourages an open exchange of ideas and differing perspectives.
  • Demonstrates an openness and flexibility towards new ideas and concepts and effectively influences or facilitates during times of change. Utilizes candid feedback, knowledge, resources, and opportunities to improve.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in film studies, marketing, public relations, strategic communications or related field from an accredited college or university with seven years' experience in film-related endeavors; five years leadership activity in outreach experience; and three years experience in teaching. Previous experience with securing external funding is ideal.

    About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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