|EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CREATIVE AND COMMUNICATIOS|
Company: Arizona State University
Location: Tempe, AZ
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 02/03/2023
Expire Date: 04/03/2023
Job Categories: Other / General
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CREATIVE AND COMMUNICATIOS|
Executive Director, Creative and Communications
Arizona State University
Office of the CIO
Serving one of the largest universities in the nation, ranked number one in innovation and sustainability, ASU’s Enterprise Technology advances the dynamic digital ecosystem that drives how the ASU community learns, works and thrives.
Together our teams align enterprise-wide technology transformation strategies including organizational development and culture, information security and trust, IT partnerships, projects and programs. In doing so, we provide exceptional digitally-enhanced experiences for students, faculty, researchers and staff, as well as the communities we live in and serve.
Enterprise Technology is seeking an Executive Director of Creative and Communications to take a diverse slate of organizational activities and services and develop a unified enterprise message, employing the proper strategies to amplify it. This role serves in partnership with the ASU Brand, Media Relations, Strategic Communications and marketing and communications groups from across the ASU enterprises.
Additionally, this position strives to make inherently complex technological advancements more accessible through refining the brand – a unifying vision, strategy, and voice. Working directly with Executive Leadership, ASU marketing and strategic communications leadership and staff, and other key stakeholders, the Executive Director will create and lead the execution of a roadmap, reflecting a clear set of priorities to help:
● Advance the work of three portfolios within the Creative x Communications chapter, including strategic communications, storytelling and visual designs
● Define (and refine) annual communication campaigns that encompass the work and impact across Enterprise Technology initiatives
● Cultivate sustainable strategies for communicating across a large and diverse technology organization – including departmental partners across the university
● Articulate a forward-thinking strategy around social media, in support of communications, culture and talent
● Grow innovative approaches to creating digital media (video, photography, podcasts and interactive) that enhances storytelling for inspiring action
● Provide creative stewardship in the planning, facilitation and design of a growing slate of hosted and co-hosted events — including but not limited to culture- and innovation-building events, annual ASU-wide IT events, and international education changemaking events
● Shape the Enterprise Technology brand as driving the most innovative, collaborative and future-focused digital ecosystem to enhance the experiences and services of ASU
As with everyone in the Enterprise Technology team, our intentional focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as well as culture and communications are core responsibilities in this role. With an increased emphasis on authenticity, compassion, and inclusivity, this position strives to embody and advance our Enterprise Technology Positive Core.
Depends on experience
Active participation and contribution as part of the ASU Enterprise Technology leadership team
Advance a creative team of eight full-time staff across three portfolios of work, including strategic communications, storytelling and visual design including managing and mentoring the team’s growth
Provide direct support and guidance to the Creative and Communications leaders
Oversees the execution of an overall brand and communications strategy for Enterprise Technology
Experience in multimedia development, including visual storytelling across video, podcasting, photography and more mediums
Map the user experience across the communities we serve to ensure a compelling and impact communications strategy
Perform ongoing surveillance and forecasting of the latest digital communications and marketing trends, especially in other industries and realms
Manages resources to accomplish goals and initiatives to ensure they are on track to meet the overall objectives of ET Culture + Creative
Provides direct support to the CIO and Alignment cores (including Chief Information Officer, Deputy CIOs, Chief Culture Officer and Chief of Staff) to evaluate
Make recommendations to leadership on improving internal Enterprise Technology communications
Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, including media, partners, and other organizations
Take responsibility for fostering culture, advancing our values, and championing engagement in all its forms -- collaborating across our teams as well as participating in ET/ASU events and programs.
Demonstrates commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment. Advances our Enterprise Technology Affirmative Pledge.
Masters degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment, and eight (8) years of related administrative experience which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.
Managerial experience to advance the growth and opportunities of the creative team
Effective design and implementation of creative communications strategies, with a lens toward continuous iteration and stakeholder inclusion
Evidence of effective communications skills
Experience in the ability to effectively and efficiently synthesize a diversity of information and perspectives
A substantive understanding of technology trends, particularly as they relate to higher education and/or social impact
Thought leadership in digital marketing and communications -- knowledge of historic and current trends / best practices
Experience leading and collaborating with cross-functional teams
Advanced knowledge of marketing analytics and reporting
Knowledge of strategic planning principles and practices
Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective long-range relationships with ASU marketing professionals, faculty, administrators, service professionals, and staff Ability to work independently and as part of a management team
Ability to shape and manage change in a complex and highly matrixed organization
Strong leadership, innovation, quality management and problem resolution skills
Ability to stimulate changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable environment
The position requires residency in Phoenix, Arizona
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse (75%); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (10%)
Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (15%)
Regular activities require the ability to quickly change priorities and adapt to swiftly changing requirements, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
Enterprise Technology (ET) embraces its role as both an enabler and catalyst for advancing the vision and work of the New American University. We are a values-driven organization. Our commitments are reflected in all of the work we do in pursuit of operational excellence, the experience and delight of our community, and our strategic and innovation initiatives. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
Join the team that sparks human-centered innovation
ET is a rapidly reconfigurable and entrepreneurial organization at ASU that prioritizes and
executes to meet the needs of our community of learners, faculty, researchers and staff. Our
work emphasizes autonomy, flexibility and distributed decision-making to leverage the strengths of individuals. Together, we embrace a culture that nurtures, engages and embraces diverse voices with a shared lens of positive community impact and expanded opportunities for collaboration.
Why join us?
Mission oriented. Everything we do is to advance ASU’s charter -- measuring who we include and how they succeed. We are staunch champions of learner success and put people first.
Flexibility. Our hybrid work environment prioritizes personal autonomy and trust around how work gets done. Staff touch base in person a few times per week with freedom to decide how, when and where.
Culture forward. We embrace a Positive Core culture: Belonging, Relational, Authentic, Visionary and Empowered. The ET fabric weaves together diversity, equity and inclusion applied in our daily work and interactions.
Scale of impact. Our work changes the world. With 180k+ learners, faculty, researchers and staff, working with ET means you have the capacity to improve many lives and entire communities.
World-class, low cost education. Our professional development is built in! ET encourages staff to seek additional certificates and degrees via ASU’s top ranked programs with major tuition breaks.
Exposure to industry giants. ET partners with Amazon, Apple, Cox, Verizon, Salesforce, Alteryx and a diversity of technology companies to enhance our innovations and deepen their impact.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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Background Check Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
Fingerprint Check Statement
This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.
Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.
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Company Name: Arizona State University
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.