At the University of West Georgia, we transform lives and change perceptions, constantly challenging ourselves to ask “what if” and refusing to accept that possibilities are limited. We embrace diversity. We value community. We drive growth. We engage – as students, faculty and staff – and work collectively to be the best comprehensive university in America, sought after as the best place to work, learn and succeed.
Founded in 1906, UWG grew from a district agricultural and mechanical school to a two-year institution and then a four-year college in 1957. We achieved university status in 1996. Here, students Go West, blazing trails to new possibilities for scholarly achievement, creative expression and service to humanity.
UWG is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is classified as a SACS Level VI University, the highest level possible. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education awarded us the classification of Doctoral Research University R3. Only seven other Georgia institutions of higher learning qualify for doctoral university status. The Carnegie Classification has been the leading framework for recognizing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for the past four and a half decades.
The University of West Georgia is recruiting for a Director of Communications, a senior-level position in the Office of University Communications and Marketing to direct the development, management and deployment of institutional communications. The director will manage a communications staff of five and will work collaboratively with individuals and organizations for all UWG campus and site locations to achieve divisional and institutional short- and long-term goals tied to student, academic, partnership and operational success.
We are seeking an accomplished and seasoned communications professional to lead, motivate, supervise and evaluate a team of talented communications/writing professionals to produce consistent, and unified messaging that aligns with the university brand and helps to advance the university’s reputation and standing. The director will develop and implement creative and measurable communications plans that encompass strategic planning and execution; create and foster key partnerships; conduct ongoing team training and development; work with university leadership to shape key messages; interact with campus leaders to build consensus and rapport; proactively manage situational communications opportunities; identify and engage key partnerships, such as area media and press partners; manage digital and social media; and provide team coverage of events.