Assistant Vice President for Communications and University Spokesperson
The Assistant VP for Communications and University Spokesperson – hereafter, Spokesperson – represents the University of Virginia in responding to media inquiries, supports institutional public affairs, coordinates issues management, engages in proactive media relations, and when needed, supports crisis communications.
The Spokesperson works closely with administrative leadership – including the Offices of the President, the Provost and the Chief Operating Officer, Public Safety, Student Affairs, Athletics, Government Relations, University Counsel, and the UVA Health System. This includes working with colleagues to identify and respond to media inquiries, public affairs matters, and other emerging issues that may impact our overall reputation. The Spokesperson works closely with University Content and News colleagues within the Office of University Communications to assist in developing and implementing proactive media strategies that strengthen the University’s reputation and foster mutually beneficial relationships with members of the media.
The central communications office of one of the nation’s top three public universities seeks a Front-End Developer to join a four-person digital team. The Front-End Developer would work alongside a Back-End and a Lead Developer to execute digital, search and content strategy for the University’s main institutional platforms. The successful candidate should be motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming, and will need to be able to translate flat design files to clean, accessible user experiences. In addition to the Digital team, the Front-End Developer will work in partnership with Art Directors and content producers in a collaborative environment that is both demanding and supportive.
TThe Office of University Communications at the University of Virginia seeks a Marketing Associate to help support its core mission of elevating the reputation of the University while promoting and strengthening its brand regionally, nationally and internationally. Reporting to the Marketing Director, the Marketing Associate will help deliver effective marketing planning and execution, and successfully cultivate and manage key relationships with internal constituents and external partners. They will have responsibility for day-to-day coordination and execution of marketing projects and will work with the Marketing Director and the AVP of Marketing on longer marketing and campaign planning.