Marketing & Communications Director – School of Pharmacy

Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Job description

Requisition Number: 05827

The School of Pharmacy at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Marketing and Communications Director. This position is responsible for serving as the chief professional communicator for the WVU School of Pharmacy and as a key member of the University Relations Health Sciences team.

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

  • Provide strategic leadership in identifying media/communications for targeted audiences.
  • Develop and implement an integrated communications plan, including social media.
  • Develop and implement strategic outreach and communications plans.
  • Oversee the creation and implementation of targeted communication and projects.
  • Write and/or edit talking points and speeches.
  • Write and oversee formatting of publications.
  • Develop content for updates and maintain the School’s website.
  • Coordinate all School of Pharmacy news media relations with University Relations/News.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, public relations, communications, English or a related field; master’s degree preferred
  • Five (5) years of experience in the following:
    • Marketing, public relations, or communications
    • Writing, interviewing, or project management
  • One (1) year of experience managing budgets
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, communication and decision making skills
  • Exceptional oral/written communication and presentations skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, coordinate, and supervise multiple projects concurrently
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple internal and external constituencies and people of diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to treat sensitive information with appropriate level of confidentially
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with West Virginia University
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment when prioritizing work and evaluating the criticality of various University issues while multitasking other job duties
  • Ability to work across disciplines and departments, as well as within the office, to finish projects and/or achieve goals of the School and the University as a whole
  • Leadership within the School and Health Sciences Center to identify and create increased visibility

How to apply

Apply online

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Under respresented class members are encouraged to apply. This includes: minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, WVU will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.