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.