Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications (JID 8698)
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About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
About the Department
The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) includes two venues, a 500-seat auditorium, and the new 1700-seat state of the art proscenium theater/concert hall. The Soraya presents about 50 performances per year of world-class artists of all genres and disciplines. Located in the nation's second largest market, Los Angeles, The Soraya operates at the highest level of professional and artistic excellence.
The Soraya is seeking a new Director of Marketing and Communications, who, under the direct supervision of the Associate Executive Director, will lead The Soraya's efforts in developing and realizing revenue strategies, long-term planning, and all goals related to The Soraya's reputation and visibility in the highly competitive Los Angeles arts and entertainment market. As a member of The Soraya's senior leadership team, the incumbent works with Ticketing and Sales Manager in tracking and analyzing sales data, creating and adapting marketing strategies based on results of that data analysis; manages The Soraya's marketing budget develops and implements marketing and communication strategies that contribute to the growth and financial stability of The Soraya; directly oversees all communications, PR, media-relations, and creative assets used in promoting The Soraya's engagements; and oversees content creation in those areas. Oversees all advertising and acts as first point of contact for various media outlets; understands the nuances of the artistic disciplines The Soraya presents as well as the various audiences - from aficionados to omnivores, newbies to veterans. Navigates a highly complex and dynamic market, and in doing so deploys a fully integrated marketing and communication strategy.
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing or a job-related field; Master's degree preferred. Minimum of two years experience, five preferred, in marketing with demonstrated ability to market a program and/or product and with exposure or responsibility for press/media relations and public relations outreach. Experience marketing in the performing arts in a highly competitive environment is desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of and passion for the performing arts preferred. Special consideration provided to individuals with experience in marketing the performing arts. Experience in managing sales and revenue goals. Ability to work in a fast-paced, flexible, deadline-oriented environment. Excellent project management skills. Strong verbal and creative skills. Strong skills managing data and spreadsheets. Experience demonstrating high output with creative teams.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
Applications received through December 30, 2019, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
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This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.
The person holding this position will be considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
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