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Communications and Marketing Manager – Virginia Tech University

Blacksburg, VA • Full-Time • Bachelor's Degree Required

The Food and Agricultural Education Information System (FAEIS) and the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education (ALCE) seek a Communications and Marketing Manager to lead and implement marketing and communications activities in support of the vision and strategic direction of the FAEIS program and ALCE department. This position is responsible for planning, executing, and implementing a comprehensive, multi-year communications and marketing strategy that aligns with the College of Agriculture and Life Science and university-wide communications, marketing, and branding initiatives. The Communications and Marketing Manager is responsible for telling the story of both units to a local, state, and international audience by writing articles and contributing to the VT news, social media, websites, CALS and VT publications, and other outlets. Additionally, this position will lead public relations and marketing efforts to promote programs, facilities, services, and events.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in communications, agricultural communications, marketing, or a similar field or a bachelor’s degree with substantial and relevant experience.

  • Skill in developing and implementing strategic communication plans.

  • Demonstrated experience as a professional in the communications field, including evidence of impeccable writing and editing, presentation skills as well as an understanding of effective graphic design and branding principals

  • Demonstrate strong computer skills and understanding of web development tools.

  • Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills.

  • Experience providing high-level administrative support and customer service in a professional office environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, Adobe, and web development tools, including content management systems

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