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DSA Employment Opportunities

Director of Marketing

Position number: 00065383


As one of the nation’s most elite research universities with the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation (Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity), Florida State University offers a distinctive academic environment built on cherished values and unique heritage, a welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and a prime location in the heart of the state capital. Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with a recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery, and community interaction. Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders.

With over 41,000 students, Florida State University’s 17 colleges offer 297 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional, and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees. With an impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional, and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African American students and in the graduation rate of African American undergraduates. The College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation’s Top 10 for Hispanic students and FSU has soared eight spots to No. 18 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Florida State has built a reputation as a strong research center in both the sciences and the humanities. The faculty generates approximately $233 million annually in external funds to be used for research. These external funds are in the form of contracts and grants from private foundations, industries and government agencies, and are used to support research, improve research facilities, and provide stipends for graduate students. Florida State consistently ranks in the top 10 universities nationally in physical sciences grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. Florida State University faculty includes: members of the National Academy of Sciences; the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; Pulitzer Prize winners; a Nobel Laureate; Oscar winners; and Guggenheim, Fulbright, and National Endowment for the Humanities fellows.

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The Florida State University’s Division of Student Affairs seeks an innovative, enthusiastic, and collaborative professional to provide leadership, coordination, and direction for the Division of Student Affairs Marketing Office.


  • Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director of Marketing provides visionary leadership, operational management, strategic development, and coordination for all marketing and communication strategies for the Division of Student Affairs general office and the four portfolio areas of focus: (1) Health and Wellness, (2) Student Engagement, (3) Career Readiness and (4) Diversity and Inclusion.
  • The director will work closely with each unit to develop and manage communication plans or DSA-led University-wide initiatives and other campus partners to ensure consistency. Will also serve as a liaison working with University Communications and other university community partners to develop marketing and communication material to support DSA Development campaigns.
  • The director will lead and coordinate assessing current marketing trends and developing workshops and training for marketing representatives throughout the division to ensure services are timely and effective to students, faculty, staff, and visitors.


  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience in Marketing, University Relations, and Communications. Additional education may substitute for experience.
  • Strong understanding of organizational dynamics, including group and individual interactions and sensitivities, and experience in navigating complex organizations.
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to adapt balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines.
  • Experience in personnel management to include hiring, supervising, and coaching employees.
  • Ability to identify existing and potential obstacles, issues, and opportunities; evaluate processes; and develop change or alternatives.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative work environment, utilize sound judgment, and promote high ethical standards.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students while promoting equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to plan and implement programs and activities.


A master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of five years of directly related work experience is required; a terminal degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have progressive experience in supervision and management of marketing and communication.