Lebanese American University

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Director, Communications and Media (New York)


The Director of Communications and Media is responsible for creating and implementing a strategic and successful plan for the cultivation, coordination and supervision of communications efforts for the New York Headquarters and Academic Center.  The Director will pursue the development and implementation of a communications strategy that is aligned with the overall communications strategy for the University.  The Director of Communications and Media in the NY Office reports to the Vice President for University Advancement.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Communications and Media is responsible for:

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred.

The position requires a minimum of 3 years’ experience in journalism, social media, marketing, communications or publications work. Experience in a higher education institution is preferred, as is experience in the NYC area. Highly evolved oral and written communications skills are necessary, along with the ability to work collaboratively on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines.

Knowledge of Arabic and an understanding of Lebanon and the Middle East are preferred.

There will be occasional need for working after hours and some travel will be required. Cultural sensitivity and professional behavior is required at all times.  Preferred skills include: AP Style, Adobe Creative Suite, web and print photography, web, social media systems and print content development, HTML.

To apply: Please email cover letter and CV to: Marge Pfleiderer, Executive Director of Operations at mpfleiderer@lau.edu, with Communications in the subject line.

Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

LAU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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