Chief Communications Officer – University of Georgia

Athens, GA • Full-Time

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is among the best and most established U.S. colleges of agriculture. In its classrooms, its Agricultural Experiment Stations, and its statewide network of UGA Cooperative Extension offices, the faculty, and staff of CAES are dedicated to discovering, teaching, and delivering the science required for healthy living to flourish in Georgia. Agricultural and environmental sciences are only as important as the food you eat, the clothes you wear, and the water and air around you. To improve the quality and guard the safety of life’s necessities, CAES has gathered world-renowned scientists and exceptional students.

The Chief Communications Officer (CCO) will advance the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) by leveraging disciplined practices that measurably grow and deepen audience perceptions of CAES. This position will join the College’s executive leadership team and report directly to the Dean and Director. The CCO is responsible for developing strategic communication plans for CAES. The CCO will lead and oversee the communications function for CAES and is responsible for developing a long-term marketing and communications strategy to elevate the perception of CAES and strengthen its position as a global thought leader. This role will provide strategic leadership to a talented group of cross-functional professionals who are responsible for translating brand strategy into creative content and channel strategies, working centrally and consultatively across the organization, across channels and mediums, to create compelling and optimized audience experiences. This position will initiate, direct, and maintain effective messaging strategy, issues and crisis management capabilities, public relations, media relations, internal communications, content strategy, digital marketing, and social media.

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