Director of Communications

18 Jul, 2022


Director of Communications

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

An exciting opportunity to provide strategic and forward-thinking leadership for communications and marketing is available at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. We are looking for a creative leader who can develop awareness of the school’s brand and advance the reputation of the Jacobs School. In this position you will:

Lead the communications team by enhancing and maturing the brand of the Jacobs School, in alignment with UB’s brand attributes and standards, and providing direction to communications staff within the school
Work with Jacobs School senior leadership, University Communications and University Advancement to establish priorities and objectives for communications and marketing initiatives
Assure that the Jacobs School’s communications reflect its diverse student body and support initiatives aimed at increasing diversity, equity and inclusion within the school and the engagement of community members
Develop, write, implement, and manage content across a range of channels and platforms
Enhance the school’s digital communications and engagement and build a strong and impactful social media presence
Guide and assist in the creation of digital, video, audio and print content
Work with University Communications in its efforts establish relationships with local, national and international news media outlets in order to obtain prominent coverage of Jacobs School research, educational initiatives and faculty experts
Advise Jacobs School leadership on external and internal issues that could impact the school’s strategic goals and reputation
Track engagement across various communications platforms and make data-driven decisions
Create and manage a budget for communications team and ensure compliance

About the Jacobs School
From our founding as a medical school in 1846, to paving the way for future physicians, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences builds upon its proud legacy of teaching, patient care and scientific discovery. Our mission is to advance health and wellness across the life span for the people of New York and the world through the education of tomorrow’s leaders in health care and biomedical sciences, innovative research and outstanding clinical care.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or a related field
Experience in developing communications strategies and implementing communication, marketing and outreach initiatives in support of the school’s strategic objectives
Demonstrated knowledge and proficiencies with communication tactics and technologies
Proficiency in writing and editing, with knowledge of graphic design, layout, and content management systems
Demonstrated knowledge and success with using social media platforms and social media marketing to build reputation and brand awareness
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred

Please send cover letter and resume to Brendan Tom,

Job posted: 2022-07-18