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Western Illinois University
  • Position Number: 2579257
  • Location: Macomb, IL
  • Position Type: Communications - Public Relations and Advertising

Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications, UHDS

  • Work Department: University Housing & Dining Services
  • Class Title/Code: Marketing Associate (5004)
  • Effective Date: Oct 19, 2021
  • Responsibilities:
    Position Function:

    Management, supervision, and coordination of overall marketing, promotion, and communication within the housing and dining department.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    1. As a member of the UHDS Central Staff leadership team, this position is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the following areas:
      • Departmental Marketing and Communication
      • Marketing Graduate Assistant
      • Student Graphic Designers
    2. Coordinates the overall marketing and promotion of Housing and Dining Services
    3. Develops and implements a comprehensive, integrated marketing plan for residence halls, apartments, summer camps/conferences, and various special programs
    4. Coordinates editorial and graphic design content for promotion of UHDS services, programs, processes and special events
    5. Drafts and edits all print and electronic correspondence in a clear, concise and timely manner for various constituencies including students, parents, faculty/staff, public/private organizations
    6. Coordinates the distribution of University Housing related print and electronic correspondence using web, social, print, and/or other mediums
    7. Assists with the development of policies and procedures used within the University Housing and Dining Services Department and Residence Halls
    8. Coordinates the application and implementation of departmental assessment tools and provide necessary data for reporting analysis
    9. Establishes and maintains liaison relationships with various campus constituencies
    10. Assist with the planning and managing of UHDS special events
  • Required Qualifications:
    1. Bachelor's degree in marketing, business administration, communications, public relations, graphic design, graphic communication, or a closely related field
    2. One (1) year (12 months) of professional work experience in marketing, public relations, communications, brand management, or a related professional area.
    3. Experience performing professional-level marketing and communication duties in a college/university housing system

    *Note: Master's Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1 year) of work experience.
  • Starting Salary: $3538/mo
  • Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2021

Employment - Information & Instructions
Complete an Employment Application online. Submit supplemental application materials, including copies of official academic transcripts and a current resume, via email to

All application materials, including completed application, transcripts, and resume, are due in the WIU Human Resources Office no later than 4:30 p.m. the day of the application deadline.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Human Resources Office
Sherman Hall 105
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1971 ext. 1
Fax: (309) 298-2300


Open: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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