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Director of Marketing & Communications

Iowa Wesleyan University

Last Updated: 4/15/21

Job Description

IOWA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Director of Marketing & Communications Iowa Wesleyan University has an opening for the Director of Marketing and Communications. This is a full-time, exempt position located on our campus in Mount Pleasant, and reporting directly to the Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communications.


  • Management of the institution’s marketing program including branding, positioning and messaging
  • Develops and upholds brand, image and messaging standards
  • Write press releases
  • Serves as resource to the President, Cabinet and other campus constituencies on matters of institutional marketing and communications
  • Serves as the primary resource on matters of content including message and design for all publications (including the website), to insure effective marketing of the university’s mission, strategies and objectives
  • Management of the University’s media relations and news services, with the exception of intercollegiate athletics, which is managed primarily by the Associate Athletics Director for Marketing, Communications, and Compliance
  • Management of all publicity and promotion activities for campus and alumni events
  • Coordinates all Advertising
  • Oversees the administrative functions and staff, which includes a designer and webmaster, along with oversight provided to consultants
  • Partners with Athletics to manage marketing of the IW Athletics program
  • Prepares schedules and coordinates faculty, staff and student volunteers for publications updates and photo shoots
  • Oversee all budgets for the Division
  • Participate in events hosted by the Division as appropriate
  • Execute special projects and assignments as assigned by the VPEMC
  • Supervises the Webmaster, Graphic Designer and Graduate Assistant positions
  • Ability to communicate IW’s mission, vision, and values passionately and effectively to all stakeholders; positive attitude
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience in Marketing and/or Communication positions
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated ability to meet goals/objectives and deadlines under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and diplomacy skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work flexible hours as necessary, including evenings and weekends for special events and travel
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates must upload their letter of interest, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references at

No phone calls please, candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information. Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.

Company Details

Mount Pleasant, Iowa, United States
The academic programs at Iowa Wesleyan include undergraduate, graduate, and online learning. Service-learning is integrated into the curriculum, ensuring that all students connect classroom learning with service to others. Located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Iowa Wesleyan offers a variety of arts and cultural opportunities for southeast Iowa. Art shows, concerts, lectures, and plays take place throu...