Director of Ag Communication – North Dakota State University

Athens, GA • Full-Time


North Dakota State University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Agriculture Communication Director. This is a national search and all interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


The Agriculture Communication Director will lead communications efforts for NDSU Agricultural Affairs and serves as the chief communications officer for units under the NDSU Vice President for Agricultural Affairs including NDSU Extension; the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station; and the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources. The Agriculture Communication Director reports to the Vice President. The Agriculture Communication Director provides leadership for the department’s efforts, including editorial, marketing, graphics, electronic media, distance education, web services, computer support, distribution, administration, and print/copy. Department staff provide a broad range of services, consulting, and training to faculty and staff on the NDSU campus and across the state.  The Director serves on the Extension Leadership Team, and meets with department heads/chairs/directors, Research Extension Center directors, and other stakeholders on a regular basis to develop and implement strategies.

The Agriculture Communication Director, in collaboration with the Vice President, will develop, implement, and oversee short and long-term communication, marketing, and technology strategies for NDSU Agricultural Affairs.  This individual works collaboratively with administrative leaders, department staff, research and Extension professionals statewide, University Relations staff, campus communicators, and other allied units to align and strengthen communications, marketing, and branding, strategies, and related priorities.


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