human resources

Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications

Apply By: October 6, 2017

Bloomsburg University, in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications (AA#09-7-055). Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Associate Vice President (AVP) is responsible for all university marketing and communication strategies and programs.

The University and The Community

Bloomsburg University, established in 1839, is a comprehensive public institution within the fourteen member Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate programs. In July 2017, Dr. Bashar Hanna became the University’s 19th President following the successful nine and a half year tenure of President David Soltz. The University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, listed in US News & World Report Best Colleges as a Best Regional University, and a NCAA Division II member. BU has an alumni base of more than 70,000 and recently completed the highly successful, It’s Personal capital campaign surpassing its $50M goal by more than 20%. The university is comprised of 54 buildings on 366 acres and employs 555 faculty in the sciences, education, liberal arts, and business. Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, the county seat of Columbia County and home to more than 14,000 people, is known for its scenic landscape, quality healthcare and education, and proximity to major East Coast metropolitan areas.

The Position

The AVP is the chief spokesperson responsible for communicating the Bloomsburg University story and vision to both internal and external audiences to advance the university mission, while enhancing a climate of public and private support. The AVP advises the President and Vice President for University Advancement on positioning opportunities, collaborates with the University’s colleges, strategic enrollment management, BU Foundation (BUF) and other university programs to guide the integrated planning and execution of outreach efforts and all marketing and branding campaigns. The AVP also provides recommendations on policy and action in the management of issues and crises affecting the university. The AVP will serve as a member of the division’s senior leadership team and the President’s Cabinet. This position oversees eight team members and directly manages a Director of Media Relations & Content Strategies, Director of Sports Information, an Information Writer, and an Administrative Assistant.

Duties and Responsibilities

Marketing and Publications

Strategic Enrollment Management

Media and Public Relations

Communication Strategies

Team Supervision and Office Management

Communication Facilitation

Position Requirements, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Application Procedures

Applications are due by October 6, 2017. While this position will remain open until filled, please apply by that date. For full consideration, candidates should email, as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments the following: (1) a letter of interest that addresses the position responsibilities and qualifications; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) three professional references addressed to Finalists for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and criminal background.

RH Perry & Associates is assisting Bloomsburg University with this search. For further information, please contact:

Mr. Thomas K. DaRin, Senior Consultant, (585) 451-9385 or

Mr. Paul Doeg, President & Chief Operating Officer, (406) 220-2129 or

RH Perry & Associates, 206 East Chestnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801,


RH Perry & Associates is committed to the highest standards of professionalism in all dealings with candidates, sources, and references. We fully respect the need for confidentiality and assure interested parties that their background and interests will not be discussed without consent of the applicant prior to her or his becoming a candidate.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EEO Employer.

Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact: Title IX Coordinator, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Warren Student Services Center, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; Telephone (570) 389-4529; Email:

Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Telephone: (215) 656-6010; FAX: (215) 656-6020.