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Director, Marketing and Communications

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job No: 525128; 2/28/2023


California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator II position.


The University: California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.


As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.


The Position: Under the direction of the Dean of the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE), the Director of Marketing and Communications will be responsible for leading all Marketing and Communications activities for the college and university-related international programs. The incumbent will be responsible for the development and execution of marketing and communication plans, market research and analytics, branding, web development and management, social media, digital media, publications (digital and print), advertising, customer relationship management (CRM) platform activities, and public relations. The incumbent will be a strategic, innovative, and collaborative leader who can develop and execute marketing campaigns that result in greater brand awareness and increased growth in prospective student inquiries and enrollments into academic and training programs offered by the college and the university. The incumbent will effectively manage the department’s marketing budget and resources to achieve departmental goals and growth targets. The Director will supervise department staff and student assistants, as well as collaborate closely with College of PaGE directors, staff, university departments, and external partners. The Director is a member of the College’s senior leadership team and will contribute to the attainment of the mission and goals of the College, the Academic Affairs Division, and the University.

Required Qualifications & Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, or related field. Three years of proven experience in a marketing manager or similar role. Demonstrated knowledge of the fundamentals of marketing, marketing research, public affairs, and media relations. Comprehensive understanding of marketing, sales, business development and strategic planning. Excellent analytical, leadership and communication skills. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.


As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.


Desired Qualifications: Work experience with higher education. Work experience with and an understanding of international audiences, cultures, and markets. Working knowledge of business and industry in the greater Los Angeles area.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $4,583 - $14,713/monthly. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.


Appointment: The Administrator II appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University.  All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan.


This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on March 14, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State LA employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated 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 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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