Director of Communications and Outreach

Brown University

Job Description:

About Brown:
Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more.  To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

About the Opportunity:
The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation and the world by discovering, communicating and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. The Office of College Admission supports this mission through the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of students that will embrace the rigorous yet flexible Open Curriculum and challenge each other intellectually while fostering a community centered around kindness and questioning.

The Office of College Admission thinks about how an applicants’ unique talents, accomplishments, energy, curiosity, perspective and identity might weave into the ever-changing tapestry that is Brown University. Grades, standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, independent work, the quality of the secondary school program and achievements outside the classroom are among the factors used to evaluate this promise, but no one of these measures is considered determinative.

The Director of Communications and Outreach is responsible for setting and executing a strategic approach to all outward facing communication activities in the Office of College Admission, including, but not limited to, web content, designing multiple and content specific publications, coordinating recruitment activities directed at prospective applicants, including myriad and market segmented strategic email campaigns to 200K+ prospective applicant sand managing all on-campus events related to outreach and yield.

This position collaborates with the Office of University Communications to design, edit, manage the production of a variety print and electronic communications for internal and external audiences. Makes strategic use of data to inform the development of communication plans and materials.

This position partners closely with colleagues in the Office of University Communications to ensure consistency of messaging and adherence to university standards. The Director coordinates closely with the Office of Financial Aid to ensure applicants and admitted students clearly understand the process and offerings.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years direct experience in the field of marketing and communications, preferably both within and outside an academic environment.


  • Experience in developing integrated social media efforts into broader media and marketing strategies
  • Experience in event management, media relations and website management
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • 3+ years of management experience preferred
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Experience managing teams and leading collaborative efforts across departments
  • Track record of successful implementation of communications and outreach strategies.
  • Experience in digital and/or print marketing
  • Experience with implementing long-term strategies for to elevate communications efforts
  • Experience with strategic planning and ability to align communication efforts with Brown’s mission


  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment
  • Knowledge of Slate or similar CRM preferred

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Additional Information:
Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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Job Posting Title:
Director of Communications and Outreach

College Admission

Grade 12

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Time Type:
Full time

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Position Work Location:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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