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Title Director of Public Relations
Categories Executive Opportunities
Salary DOE
Location Atlanta, GA
Job Information

The Director of Public Relations will contribute to advancing the institution by enhancing the image and distinctive identity foremost through the media. They will promote the president, university programs, events, faculty expertise and student achievements to the local, regional, and national media, and to other internal and external audiences.

Reporting to the vice president of advancement, the director works directly and creatively with the president, faculty and administrators to help communicate the institution’s mission and identity by providing news and information through verbal, written and electronic communications and works to continually establish and maintain relationships with media.

The director will:

  • develop overall key message points to solidify the institution’s reputation in the media
  • research and develop story ideas for external press through meetings with president, administrators, faculty, staff and students on all campuses
  • develop and maintain wide list of media contacts
  • write press releases and pitch stories to external press
  • respond to incoming media calls by providing timely and accurate information
  • attend institution events and serves as liaison to the media
  • develop faculty experts to respond to media
  • be available to work with crisis team to prepare statements and field press calls when warranted


Seeking a creative, results-orientated, communications professional with bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English or related field; masters preferred; 10 years+ experience in media relations or public relations; excellent writing, editing and interpersonal skills; an understanding of higher education issues; the ability to work successfully on multiple projects; the ability to work as part of team and the capacity to perform effectively under pressure.

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Title Director of Marketing & Communications
Categories Executive Opportunities
Salary DOE
Location Atlanta, GA
Job Information


As a key member of the Management Team, this position is responsible for development and implementing a marketing and communications strategy.

The incumbent sets goals, monitors work and evaluates results to ensure that departmental objectives and operating requirements are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization.


Reports directly to the Vice President of Advancement.

Plans and directs the work of the Marketing & Communications department staff and is responsible for establishing overall objectives and priorities for the direction of the department.


Works directly with the President and senior staff and volunteers to set overall organizational policies and priorities. Considers and analyses the implications of proposed actions and decisions on the whole of the organization.

Works directly with executive directors, senior staff and board members on collaborative projects.


  • Assists in developing the department’s strategic plan, which addresses critical issues in the marketing and communications area. The plan will set out objectives for each strategic area of the department and outlines plans for achieving those objectives.
  • In consultation with the Vice President, senior management team and departmental staff, develops and recommends an annual plan for the Marketing and Communications department. The plan will set out objectives, plans, and specific activities to be pursued in each area of responsibility. This plan will be developed in the context of the organization’s strategic and operating plans and will be directed at supporting the objectives established in those plans.
  • Makes decisions relative to the selection, promotion, utilization, retention and compensation of Marketing and Communications staff.
  • Makes presentations to the Board on Marketing and Communications strategies and activities.
  • Provides strong, effective and highly visible leadership to the Marketing and Communications team in order to capitalize on the full potential of this most critical resource. Ensures that all employees are stimulated, motivated and guided to contribute fully to the realization of United Way’s mission, vision, goals and objectives. Empowers employees to identify innovative approaches to enhance organizational performance.
  • Develops a marketing strategy that effectively markets the organization and educates the public in terms of issues and maximizes the organization’s fundraising efforts.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of an annual, strategic, special events calendar that ensures the efforts, resources and the volunteer time are utilized in a manner that provides the greatest return to the organization. Ensures all events are planned to capture the attention of the intended audience and the media. Manages the production of each event ensuring all appropriate sponsorships are achieved and all details are managed in a creative, timely and cost efficient manner.
  • Develops and implements communications and media strategies that successfully deliver information and key messages to the public.
  • Develops and maintains a strong and productive relationship with both print and electronic media. Ensures the organization is understood by the media and the media are interested in presenting information to the public in a manner that informs and educates them on the organization.
  • Provides ongoing media training to the management team and volunteers. Ensures management and volunteers have the skills and confidence to deliver appropriate messages during interviews with the media.
  • Directs market research activities in order to keep abreast of changing demographics and other relevant issues in order to evaluate marketing and communication activities and to monitor emerging issues.
  • Ensures the development of advertising and promotional plans and manages the annual advertising and promotional budget.
  • Manages the use of external resources as they pertain to the marketing and communications function (e.g. advertising agency, printers, etc.)
  • Keeps abreast of all trends in the industry.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


This position has responsibilities for working with the Management Team and senior volunteers to develop and implement marketing and communications strategies and approaches. Poor leadership, inappropriate procedures, incorrect information, lack of foresight or diplomacy could adversely affect relations with the organization’s stakeholders, cause embarrassment to the organization and its senior officials and volunteers or result in a loss of credibility.


  • University graduate in business, marketing, communications or an equivalent combination of education, training and expertise.
  • Individual must possess a minimum of ten years combined senior management and communications experience in an organization involving a significant number of people with diverse and varied interests and backgrounds.
  • Experience must include strategic planning, communications planning and management, marketing and media relations.


Individual must be a strong communicator, have excellent written, presentation, oral communications and interpersonal skills.  Individual must possess strong leadership skills, be able to motivate and influence others. Individual must be able to think creatively and strategically, have excellent judgment and be able to work in a changing environment.

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Title Director of Internet Marketing
Categories Executive Opportunities
Salary DOE
Location Atlanta, GA
Job Information

This position is responsible for creating and maintaining general information pages and other aspects of the PUF’s World Wide Web presence and assisting various groups within the Institution with Web use and presentation by performing the following duties.

Major duties and responsibilities:

1. Assemble information and images of interest and use to various internal and external Institution audiences and organize and arrange them for presentation on the World Wide Web.

2. Manage and maintain the PUF’s Internet presence with a constant focus on marketing and student recruitment.

3. Work closely with Information Technology personnel and other groups within the PUF to find or develop new Web tools and applications, to expand on-line services, to insure that systems are user friendly and otherwise well designed, and to create and maintain a positive image for the Institution on the Web.

4. Assist in editorial and procedural decision-making as it applies to PUF information on the World Wide Web.

5. Evaluate, initiate, and maintain links to appropriate external information providers, promotes the PUF’s web site, and monitors its audiences.

6. Serve as consultant and trainer to PUF groups providing information and services via the Internet and intranet portal, providing design services as needed and generally assist with the human/machine interface.

7. Provide writing, graphic and editorial support for other Marketing and Communication Division projects including newsletters, press releases, brochures, video scripts, PowerPoint presentations, text and image scanning and output, CD support, web sites, exhibits and displays content.

Other skills and abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • A thorough knowledge of: Business English and arithmetic; general office methods, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Strong organizational skills and detailed oriented.
  • Excellent telephone courtesy knowledge and experience.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Ability to relate positively and effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Ability to travel and work weekends.

Education and or experience: 

Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university; or three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Title Director of Finance & Operations
Categories Executive Opportunities
Salary DOE
Location Atlanta, GA
Job Information

This position is responsible for assisting with planning and securing the ongoing stability by building and managing the financial, operating, and administrative systems infrastructure. The incumbent sets goals, monitors work and evaluates results to ensure objectives and operating requirements are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization.


This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Provides interpretations and makes recommendations concerning major organizational financial and administrative matters indicating alternatives and solutions to the Chief Executive Officer.


Works directly with the Chief Executive Officer and senior staff to set overall organizational policies and priorities. Considers and analyses the implications of proposed actions and decisions by individual areas on the whole of the organization (financial, operating and administrative aspects).

Works directly with central finance and administrative staff.



  • Responsible for financial management monitoring including all revenues, expenses, endowment funds and investments.
  • Advises Chief Executive Officer, senior management on financial matters assessing and explaining long and short-term implications for the organization of alternatives and decisions.
  • Develops and maintains polices and controls for financial functions.
  • Manages the development and monitoring of overall organizational and departmental operating budgets.
  • Responsible for managing all accounting processes including allocations and designation to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
  • Oversees the preparation of standard and ad hoc financial reports required for responsible fiscal management. This includes budget analyses, cash flows and forecasts.
  • Manages all aspects of financial relationships with external groups.
  • Continuously realigns all aspects of the organization’s operations and support services to facilitate and reinforce the effectiveness of strategic plans.  This includes realigning key business processes, the organizational structure, management practices, communications, and the development and deployment of staff.
  • Assesses and analyses the financial, administrative and operational implications of proposed actions and decision by individual areas and departments on the whole of the organization.

Central Services

  • General management and implementation of all services required to operate efficiently and effectively including – space planning, central reception, capital equipment, central purchasing policies, building maintenance, etc.

Donor Services

  • Manages the donor services area to significantly enhance the ability of the organization to manage and operate effectively by ensuring that gift processing systems and policies are accountable, cost effective and efficient.

Human Resources

  • Development and implementation of basic human resource functions.
  • Consolidated organizational hiring policies including rationalization and management of overall organizational staffing (management of costs, staff placement, allocation of human resources, etc.)
  • Job descriptions, performance reviews, professional development, leave tracking.
  • Management and administration of the collective agreement, including responsibility for negotiations, grievance procedures, management adherence to collective agreement.
  • General management of all aspects of organizational HR requirements and responsibilities, including creation of economies and effectiveness.


  • University graduation in business or a related field, professional accountant or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Individual must possess a minimum of 10 years combined leadership and financial management experience including five years in a senior management capacity with a complex not-for-profit organization involving a significant number of people and organizations with diverse and varied interests and backgrounds.
  • Proven success with strategic planning, process re-engineering and project management.
  • Individual must possess a high degree of technical expertise in accounting and financial management.
  • Able to lead and motivate groups and individuals. Able to think creatively and strategically to successfully mediate and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. Able to effectively manage a large staff, multiple deadlines and tight time constraints.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
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