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Manager, Communications & Academic Research 500911

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University Of Richmond Richmond , VA 23234

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Manager, Communications & Academic Research 500911


Oversee communications for the Jepson School to highlight the school's programs and initiatives, and to enhance its reputation as a national and international resource in the field of leadership studies. Responsible for managing communications, including media and public relations, electronic and print publications, web and image content, strategic planning, and social media strategy.

Edit faculty books, journal articles, grant proposals, and other writing projects. Serve as managing editor for the Jepson Studies in Leadership book series. Support faculty research.



Strategic Planning:

Work with the Jepson School administration and Dean's Executive Board of Advisors to plan, develop, and implement strategies to enhance the reputation and visibility of the school. Devise strategies to highlight and market the school's community programs, such as the Jepson Leadership Forum and the Marshall Center Lecture Series, and the school's academic program.

Develop the communications and marketing yearly calendar. Research, plan, and develop communication strategies to communicate new initiatives of the Jepson School. Analyze analytics and data to enhance marketing and communication efforts.

Media and PR:

Collaborate with University Communications to manage media and public relations efforts, including helping the media understand faculty expertise and mission of the Jepson School; coordinating media interviews with faculty; exploring ways to better highlight the school and to provide updates of new research, programs, and initiatives; drafting and reviewing news and press releases.

Electronic and Print Publications:

Oversee and manage all electronic and print publications, including the website, electronic newsletter, the Dean's blog, reports, ads, posters, banners, and brochures for the school. Work with University Communications for approval of branded content.

Work with web and editorial strategy teams to enhance the look and quality of the website. Manage content creation on the website. Create content and write copy for the website and all publications.

Write feature stories and news articles for the newsletter and website. Edit and change content on the website as needed. Edit the copy of all electronic and print publications to ensure that they are consistent with the tone and style of the University.

Social and Digital Media:

Develop and maintain a comprehensive social media and digital strategy. Analyze trends and oversee the school's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and other social media accounts.

Graphic and Image Development:

Develop and maintain graphic standards of the Jepson School. Collaborate with University Communications on brochures, logos, and other design items.

Work with vendors to ensure timely printing and publication. Design graphic materials for advertising and to showcase the Jepson School and its programs including posters, mailers, postcards, digital flyers, banners, and other items as needed. Maintain and update images and photos on the website. Take and edit photos using software such as Photoshop as needed.

Relationship Management: Manage projects with internal and external partners to develop and produce materials.

Oversee freelancers as needed. Ensure colleagues' work on the website adheres to guidelines and style of the University and provide training as necessary.


Serve as managing editor for the Jepson Studies in Leadership book series. Manage the flow of the editing process from inception to final page proofs.

Coordinate content with editors, authors, freelancers, and the publisher of the series. Edit chapters for style, tone, and consistency using Edward Elgar Style Guide.

Edit scholarly publications including faculty books and journal articles as well as grant proposals and other writing projects at the request of the faculty and administration. Provide editorial support to faculty at all stages of the writing and publishing process.

Conduct independent outside research for projects initiated by faculty and the administration.


Expertise in communications, marketing, and creative processes. Knowledge of media relations and public relations.

Strong writer and editor with proven experience in managing print and electronic publications. Knowledge of research techniques and editing processes. Knowledge of computer software and content management systems such as Cascade, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Proficiency in Word, Acrobat, and Excel. Knowledge of various style guides, including Chicago, AP, APA, and MLA.


Bachelor's degree required

Media communications and research experience preferred. Three to five years of experience in

copyediting or writing required.


  • Full-time, exempt position

  • Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week; some flexibility needed to work evenings and weekends


  • The position will no longer accept applications after Midnight October 12, 2018 (10/12/2018)


Pay Grade 6 (Hiring Range $44,775.00 to $59,325.00)

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs.

Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation's first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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