Assistant Director for Communications & Engagement - University Recreation(UREC)
Company: James Madison University
Posted on: January 22, 2023
Assistant Director for Communications & Engagement - University
Administrative and Professional Faculty
Wellness, Orientation and Multicultural Engagement
300034 - University Recreation (UREC)
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$48,000 - $54,800
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Position Summary Information
About James Madison University
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated
and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful
To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with
ideas and the world.
Who We Are
Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the
city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington,
D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000,
Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution
with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that
lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for
students, faculty and staff. The student body includes
approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students,
with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.
JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and
technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate,
master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to
expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting
superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national
recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on
maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative
University Recreation (UREC) is accepting applications for an
Assistant Director for Communications & Engagement. The mission of
UREC is to promote and advance healthy lifestyles through
educational programs, participation opportunities and supportive
services. UREC's qualified staff is committed to excellence and
responsive to the developmental needs of their participants. UREC
looks for people who are passionate about teaching and working with
students. UREC's award-winning main facility is 278,515 square feet
of recently expanded and renovated space.
Duties and Responsibilities
COMMUNICATIONS: Collaborates with UREC professional staff to ensure
up-to-date and easy-to-understand information is accessible for
programs, events, services, facilities, and departmental
information. Works with the UREC Services Specialist to ensure
content on the UREC website, registration website and temporary
facility signage is accurate and up to date. Coordinates
representation at campus informational fairs.
ENGAGEMENT: Develops strategic plan to prioritize promotional
engagement efforts. Responsible for the design and delivery of
promotional materials. Responds to requests from students, faculty,
and staff to advertise within UREC. Works with the UREC Services
Specialist to schedule and submit information for digital signage,
email campaigns, and UREC radio messaging.
SOCIAL MEDIA & CONTENT: Responsible for authorizing, monitoring and
responding to all social media communication on behalf of UREC in
line with university policies. Develops content to build awareness
of UREC offerings to promote student engagement, learning and
program participation. Responds to requests from students, faculty,
and staff to advertise through UREC social media channels.
Coordinates photography/videography for the department and manages
storage and access to these files.
LEADERSHIP: Provides supervision, leadership and mentorship to
10-12 marketing student employees and a graduate assistant. Hires,
trains, mentors and evaluates these staff members in compliance
with all applicable university guidelines. Conducts 1:1 and staff
meetings as required to manage projects and timelines.
ADMINISTRATION: Collaborates and coordinates with Student Affairs
and Health and Wellbeing communications and marketing staff. Serves
as an active member of the Professional Staff Evening Facility and
Program Supervision Team on a rotating basis. Maintains a filing
and record keeping system. Prepares budget proposals and manages
fiscal resources within area. Serves on committees as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree.
- Two or more years of related professional experience (two years
of a graduate assistantship can count as one year of professional
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to teach project management skills and develop student
- Experience managing social media on behalf of an organization
- Master's degree in related field.
- Experience providing leadership and supervision to student
- Basic skills in photography, video and website management.
- Works well on a team and embraces diversity and inclusion.
Conditions of Employment
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
criminal background check.
E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required
to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity
and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison
University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work
Posting Detail Information
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Open Until Filled
Proposed Starting Date
James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a
diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free
of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate
discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color,
disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information,
national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.
We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students,
faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these
qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education
in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in
candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing
commitment to this core quality.
Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact
the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.
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located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be
happy to assist you.
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Notice of Availability - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information
regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such
as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement
authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures,
protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon
confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters
of importance related to security and safety. The report includes
statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes
that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or
property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on
public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible
from the campus.
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing
fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a
description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety
system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar
year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking,
and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student
housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire
The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the
Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses;
Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically
You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the
Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University,
Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by
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Additional Posting Information
JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for
candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more
information, please visit https://bit.ly/2OTF1NG.
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