Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Saint Joseph's University in Pennsylvania

Date Posted September 13, 2017
Employment Type Full-time

Saint Joseph’s University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.  

The Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMCO) is responsible for developing and implementing the communications and marketing strategy for Saint Joseph’s University, advancing and protecting the brand/reputation of the University, and in so doing advising the President, the VP for University Relations and other members of the University Leadership Council [ULC] on such matters. The leader will be a highly experienced senior executive who is passionate about the University and its mission. Using a broad range of digital and traditional media (with a major focus on digital), s/he will manage, lead, and inspire the marketing, branding, public relations and communications function, collaborating with stakeholders in various schools and units to align strategy across a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate will partner with senior University officials to advance the goals and mission of SJU.

The CMCO will be an experienced professional who understands that communication is more than a process of providing information: it is a critically important strategic function. S/he will also understand that brand is a perception constantly being shaped through every interaction. Accordingly, this person must be a persuasive advocate for higher education and for the ideas, images, and approaches that best promote and enhance Saint Joseph’s University’s outstanding reputation.

The full-length position description is located at:

Send applications (resume and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by October 15, 2017.
Peter McDermott, Principal
Korn Ferry, New York, New York
Paul Chou, Co-Managing Director, Global Education Practice
Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) is a top-ranked Catholic university that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective.

This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe. 

Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about and make positive contributions to its mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. EOE M/F/V/D.


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