Marketing & Communications Manager

Job Description

Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine

Position: Marketing & Communications Manger

Department: Institutional Advancement



Working with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, this position will implement Noorda-COM marketing, advertising, and communications initiatives that engage members of the community, media, future alumni, current students and employees, donors, government officials, and friends of the college.  The position also helps oversee management of the Noorda-COM brand, website, and social media platforms, and is involved in college-wide programs of marketing, development services, community relations, campus communications, and special events.




1.      Marketing & Communications

1.1.   In collaboration with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, provide leadership for a variety of marketing initiatives and projects coordinated through the Office of Institutional Advancement which includes projects such as brochures and other printed collateral, advertisements, social media, direct mailings, website updates and new content, and other applicable items.

1.2.   Develop budget recommendations to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement for approval.  Assume fiscal accountability and oversight for prudent management of financial resources (adhere to proper practices, monitor expenditures, reconcile monthly, assess needs, ensure optimal utilization of resources, etc.) for communications and marketing budgetary expenditures.

1.3.   Assist with and serve as a resource for problem resolution (trouble-shoot problems, change duties as demands dictate, delegate and/or redistribute tasks/projects, assist with crisis management, etc.)

1.4.   Work effectively as a team member to enhance and improve programs, including potential opportunities for collaborative efforts within the department or with outside individuals, programs, or departments; building and maintaining a climate hospitable to creativity and innovation.

1.5.   Ensure that all policies and procedures related to Marketing & Communications are adhered to.  Provide recommended policy updates or new policies to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement for President’s Council review and approval as needed.

1.6.   Direct day-to-day management of marketing & communications office (facilitating meetings, preparation of reports, and ensuring adherence to policies, practices, and protocols, etc.)


2.      Website and Social Media Oversight

2.1.   Oversight of the Noorda-COM website to include coordination with all content owners and continuous enhancements to platform and content material including assuring compliance with all accreditation and regulatory body requirements.

2.2.   Regularly ensure website information is current, correct, and user friendly.  Maintain website updates to ensure user issues are resolved quickly and any technical concerns are troubleshooted and resolved promptly.

2.3.   Regularly ensure social media platforms are updated and providing appropriate and timely content.

2.4.   Use data analytics to ensure optimization of website and social media platforms to strengthen Noorda-COM brand position.


3.      Community Engagement and Special Events

3.1.   Assist with event management and/or support for Noorda-COM events.

3.2.   Provide oversight for communications and marketing-related components of Noorda-COM events and promote Noorda-COM events through all communication channels.

3.3.   Represent Noorda-COM with community organizations and at community functions as needed.


 Education:           Bachelor’s degree required in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, English or other related field. 

Experience:         Three (3) or more years of  experience in communications, marketing, or advertising/public relations.  Experience in a medical            school or higher education setting preferred. 

Skills & Abilities:        Highly professional with honest, genuine, friendly, and direct communication style.  Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate tact, discretion and job diplomacy. Must have the ability to work diplomatically and effectively with a variety of internal and external constituents.  Ability to make common sense, consistent and fair decisions (based on fact and data), and have courage of convictions and tolerance for ambiguity.  Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality in dealing with community leaders, the media, prospective and current donors, etc.


Core Competencies:

·        Interpersonal, public speaking, and written communication skills.

·        Self-confident, skilled decision-maker with ability to effectively communicate with various constituencies across the college and in the community.

·        Able to work independently and be an effective participant in cross-functional teams.

·        Self-motivated, self-disciplined, have a strong work ethic and capable in establishing priorities in an executive setting.

·        Highly effective project management, prioritization, multi-tasking, and meeting deadlines.

·        Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and WordPress as well as printing procedures and graphic design.

·        Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and effectively handle frequent interruptions.

·        Innovative, resourceful, detailed oriented, with excellent follow through skills.

·        Capable of balancing multiple projects in stressful situations while meeting deadlines, achieving desired results, and maintaining positive relations while understanding of the importance of confidentiality of data and information.

·        Ability and willingness to work varied hours including occasional evening or weekend work may be required.

·        Must be eligible to work in the United States


Pay & Benefits:  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Full time staff are eligible for the following benefits:

·        Select Health Insurance

·        Dental

·        Optical available

·        50K life insurance plan and options for additional life insurance

·        Short term disability

·        401k

·        Professional development available

·        Supplemental Insurance  plans available 

·        Long-term disability plan available

·        Paid holidays, vacation leave, & sick leave


Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against individuals in any phase of the application or employment phase on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including medical characteristics, marital status, veteran status, economic status, genetic identification, political belief, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Type: Full-time

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Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is seeking qualified candidates to support our unique, innovative curricular model designed for a modern-day medical school. We have received pre-accreditation status with the Commission for Osteopathic College Accreditation and enrolled our first 90 medical students in Fall 2021. Located in the beautiful Utah Valley in Provo, the campus is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountain range and Utah Lake. We will admit our second cohort of 135 medical students in Fall 2022 and have a new academic building under construction which is scheduled to open in Summer 2023.

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