MNSCU Director of Marketing and Public Relations in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Director of Marketing and Public RelationsInstitution:


9000 Brooklyn Blvd

Brooklyn Park, MN 55445


MnSCU Academic Supervisor 1 (Unclassified MMA)


Director of Marketing and Public Relations is responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that will enhance the brand and position of Hennepin Technical College within the marketplace. This position develops and facilitates internal and external communications and all marketing, communications and public relations activities and materials.

  • Lead projects such as specialty program marketing and special events. Develop short- and long-term plans and budgets for marketing and communications activities, monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance of such activities.

  • Keep informed of developments in the fields of marketing, communications and public relations, and the education industry.

  • Lead, supervise and direct department and contract personnel.

  • Lead and serve on various marketing and public relations-related committees at Hennepin Technical College and Minnesota State.

  • Ensure the brand and messaging of Hennepin Technical College is properly represented in all media forms and act as the college's representative with the media.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

NOTE: Must be available to work evenings and weekends and able to travel between campuses and to off-site locations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in marketing, communications, public relations or related field.

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff, awareness of collective bargaining and contract administration.

  • Proven success in marketing and communications strategy as demonstrated by product launch(es), branding initiatives, or marketing campaigns.

  • Demonstrated excellent writing and editorial skills sufficient to produce marketing and public relations communications that reflects the image and brand of an organization.

  • Strong knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), re- targeted and programmatic advertising tools.

  • Knowledge of graphic design, use of social media, digital media and public relations to expand and positively promote the college, programs, or events.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment.

  • Ability to travel between campuses as well as other local and regional venues.

  • Ability to move up to 25 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree.

  • 8 years communication and/or marketing experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to increase productivity and continuously improve methods, approaches and departmental contribution.

  • Experience with customer-focused product development, outreach and implementation.

  • Experience launching and managing marketing campaigns.

  • Experience managing communication channels.

  • Knowledge of marketing, market research, and advertising in addition to a comprehensive understanding of the printing industry.

  • Understanding of sociology, and how it impacts behavior and the choices of individuals.

  • Knowledge of college and Minnesota State policies, programs and curricular content sufficient to edit college documents of record.

Application Procedure:

You must apply online at: Mailed applications will not be accepted.


  • Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Middle Management Association which can be found at:

  • For more information about Hennepin Technical College, please visit our website at:

Appointment:Full-timeUnlimitedMonday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location:Eden Prairie/Brooklyn Park Campuses

Application Deadline:Position will remain open until filled. First review of applicants will begin on August 11, 2017.

Send materials to:Applicants must applyonline only as describedunder theApplication Procedure, by deadline

Contact:Jill KirschnerHuman ResourcesPhone: (763) 488-2548

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minnesota State) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529.

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