Executive Director of Marketing & Communications

Ripon College

Ripon College is seeking applications for Executive Director of Marketing & Communications. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, Marketing and Communication, the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications (EDMC) is responsible for brand, marketing, and communications for Ripon College. The EDMC will drive the overall strategy, vision, and direction of the Ripon brand, lead college marketing and communications efforts, manage Ripon’s reputation and deliver consistent messaging in support of the college’s mission, brand, strategic goals, and objectives.

The EDMC will lead and manage a central marketing and communications department and contractors, as needed, who advise and support academic, enrollment, advancement (alumni and development), and other institutional priorities. The department’s functions include branding, strategic marketing, media and public relations, enrollment marketing, content marketing, design services, internal communications, reputation and issues management, video, digital and social media strategies, and web development and design. The EDMC works collaboratively with all Ripon entities to fully integrate marketing and communications efforts.
Candidates should exhibit an appreciation for the liberal arts, possess solid oral, written, and interpersonal skills, and have a proven track record of managing professionals and programs. He/She must have demonstrated success in working with external and internal constituencies. Experience in developing and executing an integrated marketing strategy is required.  A bachelor’s degree is required, with at least five years of increasingly responsible experience in marketing and/or public relations, with demonstrated success in achieving prescribed goals and objectives.

Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, resume and at least three professional references addressed to Shawn Karsten, Vice President for Advancement, Marketing and Communications by Friday, March 19.  The cover letter should outline how your background matches the responsibilities of this position.  These materials should be emailed to Kim Scanlon at [email protected].  Finalists may be required to submit a professional portfolio.  To request a full job description please email [email protected].
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Ripon College is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and adheres to non-discriminatory policies in employment and student enrollment. Ripon College is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.


To apply for this job email your details to advancementsearch@ripon.edu