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Director of Communication

Palmer College of Chiropractic
Job Description
The Director of Communication ensures all communications representing the College meet College standards and are consistent with College messaging plans across all communication channels. Provides leadership and guidance to the Marketing & Communication writing team, and associated department and division communicators in the College.
-          Responsible to the Vice Chancellor for Marketing & Communication and has a support responsibility to all other departments and College personnel as necessary.
-          Work with the assigned administrator, and others, to create, implement, assess and sustain a comprehensive College messaging/communication program.
-          Serve as chief editor. Write, edit and review content for all print and digital formats. Makes daily writing and editing assignments. Oversees the writing, review and editing of copy. Makes final decisions regarding content and copy for college electronic and printed publications.
-          Oversee Palmer’s social-media and traditional-media programs and supervise staff assigned to those programs. Cultivate relationships with local, regional and national media representatives to build opportunities for the College.
-          Serve as day-to-day communication leader for College issues management and crisis communication.
-          Oversee Palmer’s internal-communication program and supervise staff assigned to it.
-          Oversee assigned interns and the work they produce; provide appropriate training and coaching.
-          Oversee College-wide social media communication. 
-          Maintain current knowledge of communications methods and techniques.
-          Perform all responsibilities in a manner that fully complies with Palmer’s Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action policy.
-          Perform other duties as assigned.
-          Demonstrated excellent writing and editing skills.
-          Ability to:
o   Explain complex concepts and ideas simply;
o   Form original ideas
o   Travel to meetings and media outlets nationwide;
o   Perform assigned duties with frequent interruptions;
o   Maintain concentration for significant periods of time;
o   Utilize personal computer, various software programs, other necessary equipment and general office equipment;
o   Calculate complex numerical data;
o   Analyze and resolve difficult problems;
o   Communicate effectively and collaborate; and
o   Work various hours as job requires.
-          Perform sedentary to light work in a ventilated, lighted and temperature-controlled office setting.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field; five years of experience in communications, with an emphasis on writing and editing across common electronic and print platforms.  
-          Performs sedentary to light work in a ventilated, lighted and temperature-controlled office setting.
-          Frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 10 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the workday.  
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