The Assistant Vice President of Public Relations provides strategic leadership and direction for Boston University's public relations and social media initiatives, including the development and execution of public relations and social media plans, aimed at advancing the University's overall image and reputation. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge and success in utilizing social media platforms; as well as experience and exposure to traditional public relations. The Assistant Vice President is a senior communications professional reporting to the Vice President, Marketing & Creative Services.
B.A./B.S. or Masters degree in communications, marketing, or related field(s). Eight or more years experience in university communications, public relations, marketing, or similar areas within a large college or university. In-depth understanding of the role and future potential of the internet and other new media within higher education communication. Superior oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively respond to unforeseen challenges. Ability to foster positive relationships with colleagues, faculty, deans, and senior university leaders. Must be comfortable in dealing with extremely sensitive issues, with all levels of the University and with media under the full range of possible circumstances. Supervisory and management experience.
Boston University is no small operation. With over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 140 countries, 10,000 faculty and staff, 16 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our two campuses are always humming.