Chapman University seeks a dynamic, experienced, and creative Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Communications (VPSMC).
Reporting to the Executive Vice President of University Advancement and serving on the senior leadership team of the University, the VPSMC is the senior public affairs and communications executive for the campus and the primary contact point for all media. The VPSMC will be joining the University at an exciting time. The University is in the midst of tremendous growth in reputation, physical development, and academic standing over the years and has recently embarked upon a new branding campaign. The next VPSMC will be expected to further build the strategic marketing and communications function, continue to nurture relationships with academic and administrative units and will execute an integrated and differentiated branding strategy for Chapman. By more effectively telling the Chapman story, the VPSMC will play a critical role in elevating the University to newer heights in national and international distinction.
To be successful, the VPSMC will provide leadership and address the following set of key opportunities and challenges:
Execute and direct the evolution of a comprehensive marketing, communications, and branding strategy to advance Chapman's exposure locally, nationally, and internationally
Strengthen connections across the University to enhance institutional communications and public affairs activities internally and externally
Foster a change of culture within the marketing and communications team to provide even more excellent service and strategic deployment of resources
The University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/6222. Electronic submission of materials is required.
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California b...y members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that attracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.